Srinagar – Any person who attains the age of 18 years on January 1 next year will be eligible to apply for voting rights in the Kashmir valley.
This information was given by Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Baseer Ahmad Khan who is also the District Election Officer, Srinagar, officials said here today.
They said a meeting was called yesterday here to discuss threadbare various issues relating to special revision of photo electoral rolls. It was informed that January 1, 2013 has been declared as the qualifying date for the revision. As per the notified schedule of revision, filing of claims and objections can be registered upto October 31, 2012 while as disposal of claims and objections would be held by December 1, 2012 updating of data base, merging of photograph, updating of control tables and printing of supplementary list would be carried out from December 1 to December 31, 2012. The final publication of electoral rolls shall be made on January 5, 2012.
The meeting was also informed that all such persons who will attain the age of 18 years on 01-01-2013 are eligible to apply for inclusion in the electoral rolls. Any person who thus becomes eligible for inclusion as a voter or any existing voter whose name or other particulars may not have been correctly incorporated in the electoral roll can apply for such inclusion or correction in the electoral roll along-with two coloured passport size photographs for getting EPIC or for necessary correction, as the case may be, before concerned officials. Applications shall also be received by the concerned officialsupto 31-10-2012 for deletion of such voters who have died or who may have shifted their places of residence.
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