Pune: Here is some good news for people who have applied for inclusion in the voter's list. All applicants who have applied till March 22, will be included in the supplementary voter's list.
Deputy district election officer, Apurva Wankhede, informed that the electoral roll (supplementary list) with names of all these applicants would be released on website of the election commission in next two days. While addressing a press conference told that all the applications which were received till March, 22 would be considered as valid for inclusion in the voter's list and eligible for voting during this Lok Sabha elections.
The district collector Saurabh Rao had announced that citizens can apply for inclusion of names in the voter's list till March 16, which was changed to March, 15. It had created a confusion since March 16 was Sunday and many citizens were having heated exchanges at the polling centers in various parts of the city.
Taking into account the huge number of applications from Pune the data entry work was outsourced to Solapur and Aurangabad for keeping it free from any interference. A total of 2,14,803 lakh new voters had to be registered in the electoral rolls including over one lakh applications on March, 9 special drive. During the data entry process the administration reviewed the situation and since applications submitted between March 16 and March 22 were just about 4 thousand it was decided to go for data entry of all these applications.
As per information given by Wankhede, the supplementary voter's list will be made available in next two days on website www.ceomaharashtra.gov.in. The number of voters as per the earlier list are Pune (1836938), Shirur (1830022), Baramati (1813744) and Maval (1895814). Together, there are 21 assembly segments within the jurisdiction of Pune district while three assembly segments of Uran, Karjat and Panvel are out of Pune district. The number of voters would increase with inclusion of new voters in all the constituencies.