Lok Sabha polls: Eligible voters in Gurugram can register till April 12
Gurugram: All eligible voters in Gurugram, who are 18 years or above, can register themselves as voters by April 12 at the district office in the mini secretariat, Gurugram administration officials said on Wednesday. A total of 20,43,216 people from Gurugram are registered to vote this year. While the voter list for all eligible citizens was finalised by the district administration on January 31 this year, those who have been left out of the roll can still get registered as voters by the last date, Gurugram deputy commissioner, Amit Khatri, said.
VVPAT machines will be used in this year's election, Khatri maintained, adding that to help visually challenged voters, the election commission is going to make available Braille-enabled voting slips. Moreover, notification for conducting the polls would be issued on April 16 and no tender for development work can be issued until the model code of conduct is lifted. According to Haryana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajeev Ranjan, the EC has launched 'PwD mobile app' to provide maximum facilities to disabled voters. With the view of increasing the voter turn out in the city, Haryana chief election commissioner Rajeev Ranjan visited Gurugram and took stock of the situation.
Not only is the state election commission planning to increase the number of voters but the plan this time is to also increase the higher turnout for women. To increase the participation of women the pink polling stations will be set up in over 1100 wards in the city. With over two million voters expected to cast their votes, Gurugram is the biggest of the 10 LS seats of Haryana.