Special voter registration drive in Bengaluru

Special voter registration drive in Bengaluru

Beginning from today, the special campaign, aimed to get huge voter enrollment, will be held until November 25, across all polling stations in the city. DH File Photo/ representation only 

The Election Commission of India along with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has begun a ‘Special Voter Registration campaign’ from Friday in the city.

The special drive is being held across all polling stations in the city till November 25 to enrol more voters in the city.

Addressing the media on Friday, BBMP Commissioner and District Election Officer, N Manjunath Prasad, said, “Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, we are holding a special voter enrollment campaign from November 22 to November 25 to enrol more voters from the city this time. Unlike last time, where we organised the drive only for a day, this time we are stretching it for three days so that we get more number of voters.”

“There are 8,500 polling booths across the city and citizens can approach the booth level officers (BLO) in each polling station to help them with the enrollment process,” he further added.

Citizens can obtain their voter ID cards during this campaign, by submitting photocopies of the proof of residence, age proof, and passport size photograph. In order to get a new voter ID, the citizens have to fill up Form 6, which has to be submitted along with necessary documents.

The existing voters who want to change their address can also complete the process through this campaign. “They need not go back to their previous place of enrollment to delete their names. It is our responsibility to delete if they ask for a change of address,” said Prasad.

Young or first-time voters who are in the age group of 18 to 20 years, especially those who will be completing 18 years as of January 1, 2019 can enrol themselves to avail voter ID cards through this campaign.

The revised voter’s list will be published on January 4. The citizens can also enrol post this date until ten days before the nomination process begins, added the Commissioner.

The citizens can also apply for voter ID cards through http://ceokarnatakatemp.kar.nic.in