In Bengal’s East Burdwan district, names of four times more voters were dropped from the voters’ list this time as compared to last year.
According to the district administration, it has been possible to go from house to house and collect information to ensure that the name is omitted. Most of them are dead voters. In addition, the names of voters who have moved elsewhere for a long time have been removed from the list. Assembly elections are ahead. That is why the district administration thinks that with the help of the residents, it has been possible to identify more dead voters as compared to last year.
East Burdwan district governor Mohammad Enaur Rahman said it was possible to remove the names of 9,000 dead voters from the list last year. This time the names of 36,453 people have been omitted. Most of them have died or gone elsewhere.
According to district administration sources, various political parties were particularly active in revising the voter list as it was an election year. In addition, the administration took additional steps to identify the dead voters. Booth level workers have also been working in the area for two months to revise the voter list. Due to all these reasons, it has been possible to remove four times the names of voters from the list as compared to last year.
Besides, illustrated voter cards are also being downloaded online in East Burdwan district. This service has been launched by the Election Commission. Voters in East Burdwan district can also download e-voter cards from Android mobile phones. That card is going to be printed as needed.
According to the district administration, digital voter cards are also being given instead of the old ones. You have to contact the election office to get that smart card in this district. In addition, this time the Election Commission has made arrangements for voters aged 80 years and above and especially able voters to vote from home. Statistics are being compiled on the number of such voters in the district.