ECI Directs Voter Registration Drive Ahead of Upcoming Assembly Polls

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New Delhi/Mumbai, 22nd June 2024: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has mandated a month-long door-to-door voter registration drive in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand, and Jammu & Kashmir. This initiative aims to ensure accurate electoral rolls ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in these states.

Scheduled to begin on Tuesday, this crucial exercise will see booth-level officers visiting voters’ homes to register them. The directive, issued on Friday, tasks the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) with overseeing the updating and cleaning up of voter registration rolls. This effort is designed to enhance the integrity of the electoral process in the poll-bound states.

“In order to ensure proper registration in the state, the second special summary revision of electoral rolls will commence from July 1,” an official from the Maharashtra CEO office stated.

Dr. Kiran Kulkarni, Additional Chief Electoral Officer, emphasized the importance of the directive, saying, “We will engage the election machinery to start the work as directed.” In Maharashtra alone, 9.24 crore voters were registered during the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.

With the term of the existing legislative assembly set to end on November 26, it is imperative to hold elections before this deadline. This voter registration drive is a critical step in preparing for the upcoming polls, ensuring that all eligible voters are accurately documented.