16K new voters added to Sikkim electoral rolls
Nitesh R Pradhan
Gangtok, Jan 31
Four lakhs twenty three thousand three hundred and twenty five voters have registered so far in the electoral rolls of Sikkim with 567 polling stations including 51 Sangha polling stations, informed Chief Election officer, R Telang at a press conference held by his office in the capital today.
He further announced final publication of electoral roll with reference to first day of this year as the qualifying date.
It was further informed that 216222 males and 27103 females have registered as voters along with two third gender voters.
Two thousand voters have identified themselves as person with special ability.
16,012 voters have been added in the summary revisions with 8413 males and 7599 as females.
A total of 15054 has expired, 3050 have changed constituency along with 21 not qualifying as voters.
It has however been informed that the final numbers of voters can change as one can still enroll oneself as a voter including all corrections like spelling mistakes till seven days before nominations are filed.
“Those who have yet not been enrolled in voters list can log in to nbst.in or contact nearest election department office or official,” appealed MrTelang.
He further informed that a voter helpline app has been launched along with a toll free number 1950 from the 1st of February which will work in all working days to assist citizens on all matters related to voting.
The department had appealed to all voters to verify if their names appear in the published list.
With new addition the VVPAT that allows voters to verify that their votes are cast as intended, the department has asked all political parties to appoint booth level agents so that no one is excluded.
Soft copies of the published electoral rolls were provided to all recognized political parties.
Other registered parties and groups can avail this information at a nominal price, it was informed.
“Youths are the majority of voters,” stated the Chief Election Officer, R Telang highlighting the importance of youth voters in this upcoming elections.