Assembly Polls 2023: EC announces voter list correction dates across the country. Check details here

CEC announces house to house survey for voter list correction. The EC announced the schedule for assembly polls in Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana.

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Updated9 Oct 2023
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar speaks as Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey (left) and Arun Goel look on during a press conference for the announcement of schedule of Assembly elections in Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana (PTI Photo)
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar speaks as Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey (left) and Arun Goel look on during a press conference for the announcement of schedule of Assembly elections in Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana (PTI Photo)

The Election Commission on 9 October announced the voter list correction dates across the country. The Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said that voters across the country can make any additions and deletion from 17 October to 30 November 2023. 

During the conference, CEC said that house to house survey would be undertaken by the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) from 17 October to 30 November.” The changes can be made either through BLO or through voter helpline application.

The CEC further added that “For the General Special Summary Revision (SSR) for 2024 would start from 17 October 2023. The draft roles will be published on 17 October.”

With this, the EC announced the schedule for assembly polls in Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana. The voting will be held in Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (Phase 1) on 7 November; Chhattisgarh phase 2 on 17 November; Rajasthan on November 23; Telangana on November 30. The counting of votes will be held on 3 December. The elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram will be held in single phase while polling in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases.

According to the Election Commission, there are 16.14 crore voters in these five states. Mizoram has 8.52 lakh, Chhattisgarh 2.03 crore, Madhya Pradesh 5.6 crore, Rajasthan 16.14 crores, Telangana 3.17 crores. Of the total voters, 8.2 crore are male while 7.8 crore are female.

Speaking of gender wise voters in each state, EC said, "Out of the 8.52 lakh voters in Mizoram, 4.13 lakh voters are male and 4.39 lakh are female. In Chhattisgarh, there are 1.01 crore male voters while 1.02 crore are female. Madhya Pradesh has 2.88 crore male voters and 2.72 crore female voters. For Rajasthan, there are 2.73 crore male voters and 2.52 crore female voters. In Telangana, there are 1.58 crore male voters and 1.58 crore female voters." 

Of the 60.2 lakh first-time voters in five states, 50,611 are first-time voters in Mizoram with 7.23 lakh in Chhattisgarh, 22.36 lakh in Madhya Pradesh, 22.04 lakh in Rajasthan 8.11 lakh in Telangana. EC added that there are 17.34 lakh Persons with a disability (PWD) voters in 5 states. 

According to the polling body, a total of 1.77 lakh polling stations will be set up out of which 1.01 lakhs will have the webcasting facility. "Also 17,734 model polling stations will be set up," the release said.

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It further mentioned that a polling station has been set up at the Chhattisgarh-Odisha border which will save 8 Km of travel for villagers. Similarly a polling booth has been set up in Mamjohli, Barmer specifically for 49 voters in the area. 

The C Vigil app was also launched which will allow anyone in the election-bound state to report violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that comes into effect from today. "Citizens can immediately report incidents of misconduct within minutes of having witnessed them," EC said.

Also Read: Telangana Assembly Elections 2023: Polling dates declared; voting on Nov 30, counting on Dec 3

"Single App for recording, reporting, and resolving violations. GIS location is captured with response in the 100-minute timeline. If the citizen wants, need not give his name and remain anonymous," EC said.

EC also informed an Integrated Election Expenditure Monitoring System portal will help political parties to submit online their Contribution Report, Annual Audited Accounts, and Election Expenditure Statements, Some Parties have already started submitting.

Also Read: Madhya Pradesh Assembly Polls 2023: Total 5.6 crore voters to cast ballots in 230 constituencies on 17 November

Election Seizure Management System is a tech platform for real-time updates on seizures from the field by multifarious states and central enforcement agencies. It will facilitate qualitative analysis and planning of the seizures. Ensures seamless coordination and intelligence sharing amongst enforcement agencies and will be used for the first time in these five state assembly elections.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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