CEO directs to enrol young voters

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CEO directs to enrol young voters

Thursday, 16 September 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, Dr Ranbir Singh, has directed all the District Election Officers (DMs) to bolster the process of enrolling young electors between the age brackets of 18-19 years and 20-29 years to address the issue of their under-representation in the electoral roll.

Dr stressed on the participation of youth and women in electoral process and directed officials to improve gender ratio with active enrollment of them. He also directed the DEOs to meet some third gender voters to understand and address any difficulties being faced by them regarding enrolment and it must be ensured that they are duly assisted. “PwD voters should similarly be facilitated to enroll as voters and also get marked at PwD voters in the electoral roll for availing various accessibility services during election. Similarly, homeless citizens should also be facilitated so that no voter is left behind,” said Dr Singh.

He directed that all 80+ and 100+ electors must be verified and necessary correction/ deletion should be done to maintain an accurate list of such voters in order to provide suitable facilities to them during election.

He asked his department officials to clear the pendency of registration of service voters on the service voter portal. DEO, New Delhi was advised to work in tandem with defence authorities in Delhi Cantt to facilitate the enrolment of left out service personnel residing in the Cantonment area.

“The need for facilitating the enrolment of overseas voters during this SSR-2022 by contacting their families in Delhi and explaining the online procedure of enrollment of Overseas electors,” he emphasized.

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