Name missing from voters’ list? You can re-register before Sept 15
THANE: Over five lakh voters in Thane district have been deleted from the voters list by the district election commission in the last one year. .
The Thane district election commission said the huge amount of migrating population in the district has made them delete the names.
With the upcoming civic elections, the Thane district authority has begun amendments in the voters list.
The district authorities have deleted 5,52,000 names from the voters list from October 2014 to February 2016, said deputy district election officer Farogh Mukadam.
The district collector has also appealed to the people to come forward and inform them about names to be cancelled from voter’s list of those dead, migrated or featuring twice in the list.
Mukadam added,“There are 56.04 lakh voters in Thane district. We have cancelled nearly 5.52 lakh names in the last one and half years. Voters can raise objections to the names cancelled before September 15. We will give them form number 6 to fill and re-register their names. The final voters list will be prepared by September 30.”
The list is amended to avoid bogus voting in the elections. Many bogus voters vote under the names of those who are dead or migrated. This will help prevent bogus voting in the elections
The district election commission will display the list of the voters whose names are cancelled at the corporation, tehsils and ward offices in the district and also give advertisements in local newspapers. The list will also be displayed on the Thane election commission’s website www.thaneelection.com. People can check the list and in case their names appear and they are authentic voters they can contact the district authority before September 15.
In its bid to enrol maximum young voters, the district election commission has decided to even get registrations from students from the slum areas who do not have address proof. The college authorities can give a letter mentioning their current residence which the district will consider authentic.
There are many youth in the slum areas who do not have any address proof. They can approach the college authorities who will give them a letter declaring their current address. “We will accept it as address proof for such students,” said Mukadam.
The district collector has appealed to the RTO officers to insist that youngsters who approach them for licence, should give their voters ID or at least have their name in the voter’s list.