ECI sets new deadline for publication of electoral rolls in J-K

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Election Commission of India (ECI)

SRINAGAR — The Election Commission of India (ECI) has set a new deadline of November 25 for the final date for the publication of electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir. This was informed by the Chief Electoral Office, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Hirdesh Kumar at a press conference in Jammu.

Kumar said youngsters attaining the age of 18 years on October 1 or earlier will be eligible to become voters in the Union Territory. Mr Kumar also informed that Aadhaar Card will be linked with electoral ID for the first time.

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Earlier, the poll panel had given a timeline of October 31 for the publication of the finalised electoral rolls in J&K, where the special summary revision is being undertaken after a gap of four years and the first such exercise after the boundaries of Assembly seats were redrawn in the delimitation exercise.

According to the rescheduled timeline issued by the Election Commission, an integrated draft electoral roll will be published on September 15.

The period for filing claims and objections has been set between September 15 to October 25 followed by disposal of claims and objections on November 10. Camps will be organised during this summary revision across all educational institutions.

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Checking of health parameters and obtaining the Commission’s permission for final publication and updating database and printing of supplements has been fixed for November 19 before the publication of final electoral rolls on November 25.

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