TIRUPATI: Acting on the directives of the Election Commission (EC), the Chittoor district administration will soon launch a special summary revision of photo electoral rolls of all Assembly constituencies across the district. Prior to the process, the administration is set to carry a verification programme from September 1 to 30.
The special summary revision will be undertaken to enable the inclusion of new voters, who attain the age of 18 years from January 1, 2020 as the qualifying date and others who wish to apply for deletion and corrections. SSR is aimed at improving the electoral rolls in campaign mode, including removal of demographically simular entries and logical errors from the existing rolls and checking photo quality.
Chittoor joint collector D. Markandeyulu, who held a meeting with the officials and representatives of various political parties in Chittoor on Wednesday, directed the officials to strive for the success of SSR of photo electoral rolls which will be undertaken across all the constituencies.
Stating that the process will begin with the draft publication of electoral rolls on October 15, Markandeyulu said, “As per the schedule, the period for filing of claims and objections will be between October 15 and November 30. A special campaign will be conducted on November 2, 3, 9 and 10”.
“Information of citizens who have not been enrolled, deceased or electors who have shifted location would be collected through crowd sourcing till August 31. This would be followed by house-to-house verification from September 1 to 30, wherein booth-level officers would conduct door-to-door verification of details, either submitted by the electors or those collected through crowd sourcing.”
The SSR would be carried out with the help of systematic voter education and electoral participation. Eligible voters can authenticate their details by providing documents, through voter helpline, mobile app and national voters’ service portal or by visiting the common service centres....