Bishnupur DC, district election officer Lourembam Bikram on Tuesday chaired a meeting with all recognised political parties in the district at the Conference Hall of Mini Secretariat complex in Bishnupur to deliberate on the Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls, 2023 and rationalisation of polling stations in the district.
During the meeting, DC Lourembam Bikram urged for inputs and cooperation from all political parties in the exercise for Special Summary of Photo Electoral Rolls and rationalisation of polling stations which is being undertaken by the district election office.
Deputy district election officer, Bishnupur Ejaj Hassan apprised the political party representatives that consequent upon the amendment of Representation of the People Act of 1950 and 1951, there will be four qualifying dates i.e. January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 to register in Electoral Rolls as opposed to the earlier single qualifying date of January 1 only.
Youths who are above 17 years of age can now apply in advance and not necessarily wait for the pre-requisite criterion of attaining age of 18 years on January 1 of a year, he said.
He continued that collection of Aadhaar numbers can be done by filling Form 6B through online and offline modes. It may be mentioned Bishnupur district topped the state in electors furnishing Aadhaar data as on August 2022 with 86.71 per cent of electors furnishing their Aadhaar data.
He also highlighted that polling stations having more than 1,500 electors will be rationalised before the draft publication of electoral rolls adding that the final electoral rolls will be published on January 5, 2023. EROs and political party representatives from BJP, INC, JDU and NPP attended the meeting.