Ensure voter list is free from any error: CEO Rajan

Second phase training of Deputy District Election Officers, Assistant Returning Officers begins
Bhopal: Chief Electoral Officer Anupam Rajan on Monday inaugurated the training program of the second phase certification program of Upazila Election Officer and Assistant Returning Officers for the preparations for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 at RCVP Noronha Administration Academy, Bhopal. This will last for five days. On this occasion, Chief Electoral Officer Rajan addressed the officers undergoing training.

Shri Rajan said that all officials should take the election work seriously and should not be careless in it. Study thoroughly all the guidelines sent by the Election Commission of India regarding the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. All officers should ensure that the voter list is completely pure and the names of all members of a family are at the same polling station.

Carry out physical verification of polling stations. If the number of voters at a polling station is more than 1500, then send a proposal to create an auxiliary polling station. He instructed all the officers to ensure seating arrangements, electricity, toilets, drinking water and ramps at the polling stations.

Resolve pending applications quickly

Under the certification program, the Chief Electoral Officer said that no case should be pending. Instructions were given to resolve the applications received for addition, deletion and modification of names as soon as possible and to check the voters having double entry and similar photographs from the voter list.

Speed up Sweep activities

Shri Rajan said that there are many such polling stations in the state where the voting percentage was low in the last Lok Sabha elections-2019. To increase the voting percentage in such areas, make voters aware through publicity. Speed up sweep activities. Along with this, also complete the process of vulnerability mapping.

Shri Rajan said that in some districts, the number of female voters is less than the male voters in terms of gender ratio. In those districts, a campaign should be run to add the names of women voters in the voter list. Take help of Anganwadi workers, helpers, Asha, Usha and women officers and employees working in government departments. The final publication of the voter list has been done at all the polling stations of the state on 8th February. The process of adding names to the voter list is still going on, so those voters whose names have been left out or whose age has crossed 18 years on January 1, 2024, can get their names added to the voter list.

The Election Commission of India has provided online and offline facilities for adding names to the voter list. Any citizen can apply to get their name added by visiting Voter Helpline App and voters.eci.gov.in website.

On the occasion of the inauguration of the training program, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Rakesh Singh, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Basant Kurre, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and National Master Trainer Pramod Kumar Shukla, NLMT Jharkhand Geeta Choubey, Chhattisgarh Pranav Singh, Pravas Jain Madhya Pradesh, Haryana Vishal, Ujjain Gajendra Ujjainkar was present.

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