Name miss­ing from vot­ers’ list? You can re-regis­ter be­fore Sept 15

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Megha Pol

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.

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