EPIC is an undeniable proof that a person is a genuine citizen of the State:CEO

Shillong, Dec 16: The State level launch of the Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls was held today at the Conference Room, Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Shillong. The function was attended by the Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya, Shri. F R Kharkongor as the Chief Guest and District Election Officer, East Khasi Hills, Smti. M War Nongbri as the Guest of Honour.

The Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya, Shri Kharkongor said that EPIC is an undeniable proof that a person is a genuine citizen of the State. He called upon political parties to impress upon the public to get them enrolled in the Electoral Rolls. Further, he urged upon political parties to appoint Booth Level Agents (BLA) in facilitating enrolment of new voters and help them in filing claims and objections so that the people of the State are not denied the right to vote.

He said that Meghalaya has 1909686 electorates with projected electorates of 1972582 in 2020. He said that majority of the 62896 are people who are yet to get enrolled are those between 18 and 19 years of age, adding that through the special summary revision, we can get them enrolled in the Electoral Rolls.

Stating that EPIC is one of the most important documents for the people of the State, the DEO East Khasi Hills said that the summary revision of Photo Electoral Rolls is an exercise to ensure that genuine citizens are not left behind. She said that the aim of the summary revision is to ensure that new voters who have attained the age of 18+ as on 1.1.2020 are enrolled in the photo electoral rolls.

The special summary revision is also to ensure accuracy and completeness of Photo Electoral Rolls and correcting entry in the rolls and also to improve the quality and accuracy of e-Rolls. She also said that the revision is to ensure correct entry of their names and other details in the electoral roll.

She expressed hope that with the dedication of the election machineries, Meghalaya will have a clear and clean Electoral Rolls.The CEO and DEO East Khasi Hills also distributed CDs containing Draft Electoral Rolls to representatives of different political parties.

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