Accordingly, in order to facilitate advance applications by the youth, in addition to January 1, three new qualifying dates – April 1, July 1 and October 1 – have been fixed. Andra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Kumar Meena.
“From now on, the voter list will be updated every quarter and eligible youth can be registered in the next quarter of the year in which they have attained the age of 18 years. Once registered, it will be issued election photo identity card (EPIC),” Mukesh said in a release here on Thursday.
for the current round of annual revision of electoral rollAny citizen who has attained the age of 18 years by 2023, 1 April 1 July and 1 October 2023 can submit an advance application for registration as a voter, the CEO said.
He said that the Representation of the People Act and Registration of Electoral Rules The revision has been made for the new qualifying dates.
Before the amendments, the electoral rolls were usually revised on 1 January as the qualifying date and the final publication of the rolls was done in the first week of January every year.
“This meant that a large number of youth who had completed 18 years of age after 1 January had to wait for the following year’s special summary revision to enroll and, thus, be able to participate in midterm elections. There were no. The new process will remove this discrepancy,” said Mukesh.
The CEO said that the electoral registration form has also been made simple and user-friendly. The new revised forms will be applicable from August 1, 2022.
Provision has been made to link the Aadhaar number of voters in the revised registration forms. According to the CEO, a new Form 6B is being introduced to collect the Aadhaar number of existing voters.
“However, no application for inclusion of name in the electoral roll will be rejected nor will the existing entries be deleted for non-delivery of Aadhaar number,” he added. A time bound drive to collect Aadhaar numbers of existing voters will be launched from August 1. “Submission of Aadhaar number is purely voluntary. The objective of the program is to establish the identity of the voters and to authenticate the entries in the electoral roll,” clarified Mukesh.