Elections 2019: Revision of electoral rolls begins today

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculations of early elections, the process of voter list revision began today. While the revision will continue till October 31, the final voter list will however be published on January 4, 2019.

While claims and objections can be filed between September 1 and October 31, disposal of the same will be done before November 30.

The first time voters, who will be attaining the age of 18 years as of January 1, 2019, can register their name in the voter list manually by visiting the concerned office. They can also apply online through the national voter service portal of the Election Commission of India.

Meanwhile, the State Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar has directed all the political parties to appoint booth-level agents and inform respective district election officers and the Collectors after the appointment.

Besides, he also urged people to ensure that their names are not repeated in the list of voters in more than one area (within a constituency or more) as non-deletion will attract a penalty or one year jail term or both.

As per the voter list revision done in February 2018, there are 3,12,52,333 voters in the state. While the number of polling booths stood at 35,896, it is likely to go up by at least 1,800 to 2,000 for the upcoming polls in the State.