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Month long drive to woo young voters from July 1

A special month-long drive to enrol young voters of Delhi, particularly those in the age group of 18-19 years, will be conducted by the Election Commission starting July 1, seeking to bridge the shortfall in the number of such electors.

"The objective of the drive is enrolment of eligible young electors, particularly in 18-19 years age group (extendable up to 21 years of age) as on January 1, 2017. Booth Level Officers (BLOs) will conduct door-to-door visit to households for initiating registration of such electors," a senior official at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said on Friday.
According to CEO's office, the number of electors falling in 18-19 years age group, who are registered in the electoral roll of Delhi, is nearly 1.10 lakh as on the date of the final publication of electoral roll, that is January 10, 2017.

Presently, there are 1.75 lakh voters of 18-19 years age group, registered in the electoral roll of Delhi. The shortfall in this category of electors is still very high considering that more than six lakh people are projected of this age group as per the 2011 Census, it added. An official further said that special camps will be organised on July 9 and July 23 at every polling station under the supervision of the respective District Election Officer/District Magistrate.

"During these camps, citizens can check their names in the existing electoral roll and also submit their Form-6 (for inclusion of name) or Form-8 (for correction in existing details) at the polling station itself," he added.
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