Voter registration in colleges, universities

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Voter Registration In Colleges,Universities. Addressing media persons on Saturday, Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal said that all the universities and colleges have been requested to keep sufficient number of forms and collect the filled in forms.

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Hyderabad: The Election Commission (EC) would open e-registration centres in colleges and universities to motivate the eligible students, who have not enrolled their names as electors, especially in the age group of 18-19 years. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been entered by EC with 22 universities and also with five NGOs to motivate the students to enroll their names as voters.

Addressing media persons on Saturday, Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal said that all the universities and colleges have been requested to keep sufficient number of forms and collect the filled in forms.

Referring to the “none of the above” (NOTA) option on electronic voting machine (EVM), he said that Nota option was being provided on the EVM and ballot papers as per the direction of the Supreme Court judgment and the electors who do not want to vote for any of the candidates can exercise their option in secrecy.

He called the political parties to give tickets to good candidates for lessening the use of NOTA option by electors. Bhanwar Lal said that the photo electoral roll would be published on November 15, 2013 in all the designated locations such as polling stations, fair price shops and electoral registration offices.

He said that the people can apply for filing claims and objections from November 15 to 30, 2013. He said that final publication of electoral rolls would be on January 16, 2014. He said that application in form-6, 7, 8 and 9 should be submitted individually by the applicant concerned or by their family members and applications in bulk should not be accepted.

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