Odisha adds 15.86 lakh new voters, spl revision of electoral roll in April

Bhubaneswar: State Chief Electoral Officer Mona Sharma on Wednesday said that the department was planning for a special campaign to revise the electoral roll in the state after it observed Odisha’s current voters-population ratio stood at 68% instead of 61%, as per population norm.

“We’ll go for a special drive in April and May to revise the electoral roll. According to population norm, the voters-population ratio should be around 61%, whereas the figure for Odisha stands at more than 68%. We’ll try to bring it down,” Sharma told reporters here ahead of the National Voters’ Day on January 25.

“During the campaign our officers will delete names of those voters who either have shifted from one place to other, died or enrolled their names in more than one place,” added Sharma.

As per the revised voters list, published on Wednesday, as many as 15.86 lakh voters have made their entry into the electoral roll taking the total number of voters in the state to 2.96 crore.

Sharma said that out of the total number of electors in the final list, 1,53,92,115 are male and 1,42,82,315 female and names of 6.76 lakh electors have been deleted from the roll on account of death, shifing, repeated and missing.