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Electoral Office revises voter list; 7% more enrolled than 2014

Electoral Office revises voter list; 7% more enrolled than 2014

NEW DELHI: The Chief Electoral office (CEO) on Friday published final electoral roll of Delhi after revision. Delhi has 1,36,95,291 electors, as of today, 7 percent more than it did for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, when there were 1,27,06,366 electors.

The objective of the special Summary Revision- 2019 was to get fresh enrollment, who have attained age of 18 plus on qualifying date is January 1, 2019. The CEO is giving more opportunities for correction in electors particulars and also to invite objections against any wrong inclusion in the electoral Roll, the CEO said in as statement.

With the country already in election mode, the formal schedule for the coming Lok Sabha polls is expected to be announced by the Election Commission in the first week of March and the process is likely to be over in seven to nine phases.

The CEO added new 1,41,514 electors and names of 61,999 electors have been deleted from the electoral roll. Accordingly, 79,515 net electors have increased in the electoral roll during the special Summary Revision-2019.

There has been substantial increase in the gender ratio of voters in the age-group of 18-19. It has increased from 632 from last year to 706 in the present year. "Check your name in the final electoral roll. Only holding of voter identity card does not entitle the voter to cast his or her vote during election. The name of the voter has to be present in the electoral roll," The Chief Electoral office has appealed to Delhi voters.

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