Election Commission Of India Delegation On Maharashtra Tour For Preparation Lok Sabha Election 2024
Movements have started in the state for the Lok Sabha elections. While the political parties are starting their preparations, now the Election Commission has also started reviewing. A meeting of state election officials has been held today at the Sahyadri guest house in Mumbai.
The program for special brief revision of electoral rolls of all assembly constituencies in the state on January 1, 2024 is underway. The Lok Sabha elections will be held in 2024 and in this regard, this program is important in order to keep the voter lists up-to-date in the state. Also, preliminary preparations for the Lok Sabha elections are going on by all the district election officers. Against this backdrop, a team of senior officials of the Election Commission of India led by Deputy Commissioner Hirdesh Kumar toured the state. In this team, Senior Principal Secretary N. N. Butolia, Secretary Soumyajit Ghosh, Secretary Sumankumar Das were included.
The team held a meeting with all the Collectors and District Election Officers of the state at Sahyadri State Guest House and guided them. In this meeting, all the Collectors and District Election Officers made a detailed presentation of their respective districts before the Commission in accordance with the above points. Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Deshpande, Co-Chief Electoral Officer M. Res. Parker as well as senior officers of the Chief Election Office were present.
In this meeting, the Election Commission of India as well as the Chief Electoral Officer of the state provided guidance for accurate and up-to-date voter lists of all assembly constituencies. Accordingly, District Election Officers should make efforts to increase the percentage of voter registrations in the age group of 18-19 years in all the districts of the state. In which conducting special campaigns in schools, colleges, various institutions, inclusion of more and more youths of this age in voter list with the help of voter literacy board, voluntary organizations and college volunteers, regular review of college wise voter registration by voter registration officers, etc. Alternative plans suggested.
Conducting a special campaign to increase the voter registration percentage of women and persons with disabilities in the state, it was directed to increase the percentage by reading voter lists in Gram Sabhas. The commission directed the action to be taken regarding the deletion of names of duplicates and dead persons from the voter lists. At this time, instructions were given that all the minimum necessary facilities should be made available in the polling stations. Similarly, the Commission also suggested measures to increase the polling statistics in the Lok Sabha Elections-2019 by paying special attention to the assembly constituencies which are below the national average as well as the state average. Also, officials who excelled in updating voter lists will be honored on the national polling day, the Chief Electoral Officer said.