Enrolment for ‘left out’ voters
Dimapur, Feb. 21 (EMN): District administrations across Nagaland are preparing special camps to enrol “left out voters” and get their names registered in the electoral roll for the general elections to the Lok Sabha.
The government information agency, the DIPR, issued updates on Thursday informing about the enrolment camps that have been scheduled for several districts.
The district electoral officer of Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol has informed that the Election Commission of India has directed special camps to be organized in all polling stations on February 23 and February 24 for enrolment of “left out eligible voters.”
The exercise comes in the backdrop of the forthcoming general elections to the Lok Sabha for 2019. The camps are to provide further opportunity ‘in campaign mode’ to all ‘un-enrolled’ eligible persons to get their name registered in electoral rolls during the continuous period of updating so that they are not deprived of voting, the DIPR stated.
All booth level officers of the five assembly constituencies of Dimapur district are directed to conduct the special camps in their respective polling stations.
The administrations of Mokokchung, Mon, and Phek district have also issued similar notices to conduct special camps for citizens who have not been registered in the electoral roll.
For Mokokchung, the administration has stated that booth level officers will be present at the camps to facilitate filling-up of forms. Electors are requested to visit the special camps at their polling stations to check and verify their names in the electoral roll.
For Mon, the administration has stated that EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card) card holders must check their names in electoral rolls and fill up Form-6 if their name does not exist in the roll for some reason.