Monday, April 1, 2013

Over 10 lakh voters in Bidar have EPIC

As many as 10,96,359 voters, of 11,38,617 in Bidar have Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) now, making it one of the districts with very high level of voter enrolment. The remaining 42,258 have yet to receive the cards. The best covered constituency is Bhalki with just 90 voters left out.

The worst is Bidar with 15,880 electors yet to get the cards. Bidar South and Basavakalyan are yet to distribute cards to around 8,000 voters while there are around 4,000 to 5,000 residual voters in Humnabad and Aurad. The district has 5,96,667 male voters and 5,41,950 female voters.

Those who have their names on the rolls but do not have EPIC can get the cards by submitting their photographs to the electoral roll revision officer, the last date for which is March 31.

New additions to the rolls can be made before April 7. All those who have completed 18 years as on January 1, 2013, can register their names. Heads of families can register the names of their family members. But block registration of names by unrelated individuals is not allowed.

A specially designed software of the Election Commission has detected around 30,000 duplicate names of electors. However, officials have retained names of all those voters who have not applied for deletion or change of addresses. This is to allow all genuine voters to exercise their franchise.

Block level officials have been instructed to correct all errors in rolls by the evening of March 27.

Assistant commissioners in Bidar and Basavakalyan are the nodal officers for electoral roll revision in these constituencies. The Joint Director of Industries, is the nodal officer in Bidar South; district water shed development officer in Humnabad; deputy secretary ZP in Bhalki; and the Joint Director of Agriculture is responsible for updating of rolls in Aurad. Each of them leads a team of six officers, said a release by P.C. Jaffer, Deputy Commissioner and district electoral officer.

  • Last date to register is April 7
  • ECI has detected 30,000 duplicate names