Kakinada: The voters list should be clean and reflect the population data ratio, said Electoral Rolls Observer K Ram Gopal here on Wednesday. While interacting with representatives of the recognised political parties and electoral registration officers (EROs) on the special summary revision of electoral rolls at Vidhan Gowthami hall in the collectorate, Ram Gopal said that the revision of electoral rolls would be conducted every year, and added that for this year they had considered 01.01.2018 as the qualifying date for new voters.
The Electoral Rolls Observer also suggested that EROs follow the ASD list (Absent, shifted and death ) in finalising the voters’ list and take care of cases of missing names of the people’s representatives and their family members in the voters list.
He also urged the representatives of political parties in the district to involve themselves in recruiting the booth level agents. Speaking on the occasion, district collector Kartikeya Mishra said that as a part of a special summary revision of electoral rolls in the district 39,496 claims and objections were received from the public for inclusion and deletion of voters and 26,797 were settled by February 13.
The remaining would also be cleared as per the given schedule. Mishra further said that 7,305 de-duplicates were generated by using a software and sent to all the EROs for verification. Further action is being taken for deletion of the duplicate voters by following the due procedure. He also said that door-to-door verification by the BLOs (booth level officers) was in progress in the district and special campaigns were also conducted on February 4 and 11.
Claims and objections would be disposed of by March 5 March and final rolls would be published on March 24, he added. MLC Chikkala Ramachandra Rao, representatives of political parties A Venkata Ramana (Congress), Y Malakondaiah of BJP, K Kannababu of YSRCP, Ch.Ajay Kumar of CPM, G Simhachalam of BSP, joint collector A Mallikarjuna, joint collector-2 Radhakrishna Murthy, sub-collectors Saikanth Varma, Vinod Kumar, assistant collector Anand and EROs of all constituencies participated in the meeting.