Imphal: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Manipur, Rajesh Agrawal Monday officially announced the starting of Special Summary Revision (SSR) with reference to January 1, 2022 as the qualifying date during a press conference held at CEO Office, Lamphelpat. The SSR campaign will conclude on November 30, 2021.
During the SSR period, four special campaigns will be conducted on November 13, 14, 27 and 28, 2021. All the booth level officers (BLOs) will be present in their respective polling stations for any kind of inquiry, fresh registration and other electoral roll issues. During this special campaign, registration of 18-21 age group voters will be given emphasis to capture the maximum number of new young voters in the electoral roll.
He informed that one can also enrol, delete from, make corrections and apply for transposition of his/her name in the electoral roll during this period. Application forms may be submitted to the electoral registration officers, assistant electoral registration officers and booth level officers through physical forms. Application forms may also be submitted online at (1) https://voterportal.eci.gov.in (2) www.nvsp.in and (3) Voter Helpline Mobile App.
CEO highlighted the imbalance status of gender ratio among male and female voters. Female electors’ enrolment is higher than that of males. In this regard, CEO sought cooperation from Media for the spread of awareness amongst male voters to get registered themselves.
With the sole objective of giving maximum awareness to the electors, an “I AM READY” campaign under systematic voters education and electoral participation (SVEEP) has been launched from September 3, 2021. In order to create more awareness, 11 state icons from diverse fields have been identified at the State level and have started engaging them for various activities. The state icons will be campaigning for mass registration of 18-21 age group new voters and other left out eligible voters during the ongoing SVEEP Campaign.
Rajesh Agrawal mentioned about First level Checking (FLC) of EVMs which has started in all the 11 Electoral Districts. Among the 11 Electoral Districts, Jiribam has already completed the process of FLC. CEO further appealed the Media houses to spread maximum awareness among the political parties to join the FLC process to avoid any apprehension regarding the functioning of the election mechanism system. He asserted that three state government senior officers namely Devesh Deval, T Ranjit Singh, and M Harekrishna, have been appointed as Electoral Roll Observers.
The press conference was also attended by additional CEO, Manipur, Naorem Praveen Singh, joint CEO, Manipur, Ramananda Nongmeikapam, joint CEO, Manipur, Md Daulat Khan, database administrator (CEO), L Sujata Devi and coordinatorp Permanent media cell & state nodal officer for Media, W Phajatombi and concerned officials.