Nashik : As per instructions by Election Commission of India, a special re-inspection programme of electoral rolls is being conducted from October 3 to January 5, 2018. In addition, state Election Commission has approved additional voting centres in the district. As a result, 20 new voting centres are added.
The Lok Sabha elections will be held in 2019, but BJP government is considering to conduct the elections by 2018. On the backdrop of this, the Election Commission is seen making preparations. As a part of this, it had two years back ordered to table a proposal for additional voting centres. Accordingly, approval has been given to 20 new voting centres in the district. Earlier, there were 4208 voting centres. Their number has increased to 4228 now.
The provisional electoral rolls will be published on October 3, 2017. Claims and objections will be accepted from October 3 to November 3, 2017. A work to verify concerned part in electoral rolls, rural meetings of section, reading of electoral rolls at local bodies, meeting with RWA and verification of names will be conducted on October 7 and 13. A special drive will be organised on Sunday (Oct. 8) and October 22. December 5, 2017 is last date to resolve claims and objections. Data will be updated till December 20, 2017 and final electoral rolls will be published on January 5, 2018.
The provisional list will be published on October 3, 2017 at Central Polling Station, informed Deputy District Collector (election) Pradnya Badhe-Misal.
Meanwhile, district has 42.23 lakh voters, out of these 22.23 lakh are male, while 20 lakh are female and 72 are transgenders. Out of total voters, 41.30 lakh voters have voters identity card.