Bishnupur: The District Election Officer/DC of Bishnupur, Lourembam Bikram Tuesday chaired a meeting with all recognized political parties in the district at the Conference Hall of Mini Secretariat complex in Bishnupur. The meeting deliberated on Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls, 2023 and rationalization of Polling Stations in the district.
During the meeting, DEO/DC Lourembam Bikram urged input and cooperation from all political parties in the exercise for Special Summary of Photo Electoral Rolls and rationalization of polling stations undertaken by the District Election Office.
Dy. DEO, Bishnupur, Ejaj Hassan, apprised 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 1st January only. 17+ youngsters can now apply in advance and not necessarily wait for the pre-requisite criterion of attaining the age of 18 years on 1st January of a year, he stated.
The Dy. DEO continued that Aadhar numbers can be collected by filling Form 6B through online and offline modes. It may be mentioned Bishnupur district topped the State in electors furnishing Aadhar data as on August 2022 with 86.71% of electors furnishing their Aadhar data.
Ejaj Hassan also highlighted that polling stations having more than 1500 electors shall be rationalized 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.