Gear up for voter enrolment, officials told

Gear up for voter enrolment, officials told
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With the State government gearing up to hold elections to rural local bodies in the next 4 to 5 months, the district administration has directed all the officials concerned to take up voter enrolment drive ward-wise in the newly formed Gram Panchayats. 

Mahbubnagar: With the State government gearing up to hold elections to rural local bodies in the next 4 to 5 months, the district administration has directed all the officials concerned to take up voter enrolment drive ward-wise in the newly formed Gram Panchayats.

District Collector Ronald Rose was hold a review meeting with Mandal Parishad Development Officers (MPDOs), Village Secretaries here in this regard.While speaking at the meeting, the Collector directed the officials to demarcate the new and old Gram Panchayat borders and undertake a detailed ward-wise voter identification and enrolment.

“With new Gram Panchayats (GPs) being formed, now the officials should take up the job of demarcating the boundaries of these newly formed GPs. More importantly, the earlier voters’ list needed to be verified and a new list is to be prepared by identifying the voters ward-wise,” said the Collector.

He asked the officials to hold meetings with the local representatives of all the political parties and keep them informed about the demarcation of new Gram Panchayats and wards in their respective areas. As new GP would be formed in the next 20 years, the Collector advised the officials to prepare a perfect list of ward-wise voters’ list giving no scope to errors or mistakes.

“It is high time that we prepared the basic data for the upcoming elections. If we prepare the perfect voters’ list as per the newly formed GPs and newly carved-out wards it will ease the work of officials in the elections,” observed the Collector, while giving clear instructions to the MPDOs.

He stressed the need to prepare a detailed list of voters of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes, besides their respective population in each and every village.

As there were no proper house numbers in the villages, the Collector advised the officials to take the help of retired VROs or the prominent persons from the villages who are capable of identifying the voters from respective their villages and only then they can be able to incorporate additions and deletions in the final voters’ list by scanning each and every details of the voter in the villages.

As part of the electoral management system, the MPDOs, Village Secretaries and other officials were given tips on the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

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