Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls to commence next month

Gangtok, 25 Aug [IPR]:

Following the direction of Election Commission of India, a press conference on Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls with reference to 01 Jan 2019 as qualifying date was organized at the conference hall of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer [CEO] in Baluwakhani today.

Addressing the press conference, CEO, Sikkim, R Telang, said that the agenda of the programme was to inform the general public and political parties regarding electoral rolls.

He informed that the ECI has announced the conduct of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls with 01 Jan 2019 as the qualifying date.

“All eligible citizens of Sikkim, attaining the age of 18 and above as on 01 Jan 2019,are requested to register themselves in the electoral roll. The voters can also apply for inclusion, deletion, correction and transfer of their names in the electoral rolls. The schedule of the programme will commence from 01 Sept and will continue till 31Oct. No voters should be left behind,”stated MrTelang.

He further informed that forms for the electoral rolls are available with Booth Level Officers, Block Development Officer/Sub Divisional Magistrate Office and District Collector Office. Public can apply online at www.nvsp.in and put their queries and suggestions on the Facebook page of Election Department Sikkim, he added.

He also briefed about the Electronic Voting Machines [EVMs] and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail [VVPAT] machines and explained that the new version ensures safety while briefing about various security features of the machines.

During the press conference, a video regarding the usage of VVPAT machine was showcased. A jingle to air on FM performed by “Triple A”, a local band from Arithang, was also launched along with a six-minute video presented by bloggers, “Twins and the Other Girl”,demonstrating ways to register online. The band and the bloggers were also felicitated during the course of the event.