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100% voter registration finalised

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PNS | Hyderabad

District Election Officer (DEO) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner Ronald Rose said that the final voter list has been cleared for 100 per cent voting registration in Hyderabad district. A press conference on voting awareness and election management was held at Panwar Hall of the GHMC headquarters on Monday.
Ronald Rose said that although the final list was published on October 4, the newly eligible 18-year-olds and those who have reached the age can register through Form-6, while   those who have shifted their house or those who have wrong names in the voter list can get them rectified for which the Election Commission of India has given flexibility to apply till October 31.He said that since the voter list has been released, one should recheck whether their name is there in the list or not. It can be corrected through the toll free number 1950, voter helpline app or the website or contact the BLOs or check the GHMC website for the numbers of BLOs.

“Following the release of the final voter list, 44,680 dead and duplicate votes were removed by October 9,” he said. He said that since the last four months, 3,56,830 voters in different polling stations in the same constituency in the names of members of the same family have been rectified.

After the nomination, they will go door to door and distribute voter slips, he added. Special arrangements have been made for the old and disabled at the polling booth. In this election, the Election Commission has given the opportunity to people above 80 years of age and disabled people to vote from home, and those above 80 years of age, who are identified in the voter list, are already being handed over Form-12D at their homes.

With regard to the election rules, the DEO said that special observers will come from the Election Commission from November 3, and since then, SST teams will be appointed and strict measures will be taken. As the code of conduct of elections is in force, citizens should have the relevant documents if they carry cash beyond their account. A District Grievance Cell has been set up in the Hyderabad District Collectorate to examine the money seized during the inspection.

Flying squad teams have so far seized Rs 70 lakh in cash while police personnel have seized Rs 18.9 crore as part of the election code of conduct. In all,133 FIRs lodged and 2,389 weapons have been deposited, he said. He said that 2,300 liters of liquor was seized and 128 cases were booked.

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