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Saturday, 1 July 2017

EC launches special drive to enroll left out voters

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Election Commission (EC) has launched the nationwide month-long special drive from 01st July 2017 for maximisation of registration of eligible electors with the focus on left out eligible young citizens in the age group of 18-19. During the drive, the EC will remove names of registered dead electors, if any, from electoral rolls. 

During the month of June, the election officials have completed preparatory work like identification of critical gaps in existing electoral rolls, strengthening of infrastructure and sensitization of ground level electoral machine. The EC has also sent the communication to all recognised political parties seeking their cooperation for the success of the Special Drive.

During the Special Enrollment Drive, which will be completed by 31st July, special attention would be given receiving Form 6 for enrolment of new electors and Removal of names of registered dead electors, if found any.

Important Takeaways from above News-
  • Election Commission of India is a permanent Constitutional Body. 
  • The Election Commission was established in accordance with the Constitution on 25th January 1950.
  • It currently consists of Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners. 
  • Dr Nasim Zaidi is 20th Chief Election Commissioner of India.
Source- All India Radio (AIR News)

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