Friday, June 18, 2021

Photo electoral rolls 2021 discussed with political parties in Punjab

A meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Dr. S. Karuna Raju, IAS, Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab with the representatives of political parties regarding the Special Summary Revision of the Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. as 01.01.2021 as the qualifying date.

It was emphasized that as per the schedule of Election Commission of India (ECI), the draft Electoral Roll shall be published by 16.11.2020 and shall also be made available at the website of the CEO, Punjab (htttp://ceopunjab.nic.in).

Representatives of political parties were apprised that claims and objections in form 6, 6A, 7, 8 and 8A can be filed with the Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) from 16.11.2020 to 15.12.2020 by anyone who has attained the age of 18 as on 01.01.2021. It was also emphasized that in the wake of prevailing pandemic situation, citizens should be encouraged to file claim and objections online through the portal http://voterportal.eci.gov.in.

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It was underlined that special camps shall be organized at booth level across the State of Punjab on 21st, 22nd November and 5th, 6th December, 2020 to give last opportunity to the un-enrolled eligible citizens to register herself/himself as  voter. Emphasis shall be given on special categories Persons with Disability (PwDs), Transgenders, Migrant Workers, Young Voters (18-19 years old), Overseas electors.

CEO, Punjab highlighted the importance of Booth Level Agents (BLAs) and asked the representatives of Political Parties to consider to appoint BLAs and depute them to assist the BLOs for the special summary revision campaign. Booth Level Officer (BLOs) shall be present at every booth to facilitate. On Saturday-Sunday 22-23 Nov and 5-6 Dec, these special camps shall be held at the polling stations from 10 am to 5pm.

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