Raipur, June 27
Around 3630 centenarian in Chhattisgarh are likely to exercise their rights of casting vote in coming assembly election, which is scheduled to be held by the end of this year in the state.
The states election commission here has identified as many as 3630 voters who have crossed 100 years of age.
Addressing media in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur today, Chhattisgarh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Subrat Sahoo informed that voters who have crossed 100 years of age have been identified, which are presently 3630 in the state.
Verification of voters who have crossed 100 years of age is underway and during the drive is came to fore that some of them were died and mistake in entry of age was also detected, said CEO, elaborating that final publication of electoral rolls based on which the Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh is due to take place, will be published on September 27 this year.
He further informed that the second special revision of electoral rolls will commence from July 31, 2018 and will continue till August 21, 2018. During this period, designated officials will be available to receive the claims and objections at all polling booths. These claims and objections will be disposed off by September 20, while the updation of data base after resolving claims and objections will be done on September 26.
Voters can also apply online through ECI Portal – nvsp.in along with all relevant forms and documents. New voters who have completed 18 years (as on January 1, 2018) of age and their names are yet to be included in voter list, can apply through Form-6, he said.
Likewise, names of voters who have been transferred or are dead, can be deleted by applying through Form-7, he added.
According to the CEO, total 1,81,52,143 voters including 91,34,816 male, 90,16,517 female and 810 third-gender voters in the state apart from 11607 (11291 male and 316 female) service voters and three overseas voters.
This is the first time, information regarding deaths of voters in the state has been sought from Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths, added Sahoo.