Registration as Voter at 2 Places an Offence: J&K CEO

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Srinagar- In a move aimed to pave way for the conduct of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered special revision of photo electoral rolls in all the parliamentary and assembly Constituencies in the Union Territory.

According to a public notice of the office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, publication of the integrated draft electoral roll will be held on October 15, an official spokesperson said. He said that the period for filling claims and objections has been scheduled from October 15 till October 25.

Similarly, the spokesperson said, special campaign dates have been scheduled on September 24-25, and October 1-2, and October 15-16.

“Likewise, disposal of claims and objections have been scheduled on 10-11-2022 (Thursday) while as final publication of Electoral Roll has been scheduled on 25-11-2022 (Friday),” he added.

According to the spokesperson, the public notice also reads that the draft photo electoral rolls-2022 will be available at district headquarters/tehsil offices/offices of Srinagar and Jammu Municipal Corporations, booth level officers at polling station level and on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K (ceojk.nic.in).

The notice, he said, further adds that Assistant Electoral Registration Officer (Migrant) in Delhi, Jammu & Udhampur shall receive the claims and objections from the Kashmiri Migrants living within their jurisdiction as per the given schedule.

“The Notice also reads that all individuals who are 18 years of age or above as on 01-10-2022 can get their names enrolled in the electoral rolls by filing Form No. 6 used for registration of new electors, Form-7 used for objections to proposed inclusion/for deletion of name in existing electoral roll, Form-8 used for multiple purposes, like correction of any particulars in the roll, shifting of residence (within or outside Constituency), Replacement of EPIC, and Marking of person with disability and Form 6B used for capturing Aadhaar number of the existing electors,” the spokesperson said.

He further said that the notice also said that the forms and draft electoral roll can be downloaded at www.ceojk.nic.in. The Notice, he said, also reads that it should be noted that registration as a voter at two places is an offence under the Representation of People Act, 1950.

“The Claims and Objections can be filled in both online as well as offline mode. For online filing of claims/objections, one can log on to www.nvsp.in or download voter helpline app (VHA). For offline mode, the concerned BLO/AERO/ERO can be contacted”, the notice reads.

“All stakeholders are therefore requested to participate in the revision exercise in order to ensure that the maximum number of eligible voters are enrolled in the Electoral Rolls”, it reads.

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