Maharashtra Assembly Elections: State registers 16 percent rise of 'first time' voters

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Baldev Singh said the district machinery is wholly ready to hold free and fair elections and the poll dates will be announced soon

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Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) on Wednesday said that the assembly election dates will be announced soon while stating that the same will not be subjected to delay despite the flooding in Kolhapur and Sangli district. The polls dates will be announced soon.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Baldev Singh further said the district machinery is wholly ready to hold elections. For registration, voters can also go to www.nvsp.in and register their name as a voter. 

The district machineries are fully ready to hold elections. We are delivering voter ID cards for all those who lost them during the floods. The voter ID cards will be given free of cost and the voters can register up to 10 days before the last date of nomination,” CEO Baldev Singh.

In the 2019 assembly elections, about eight lakh voters will be participating in the election process. After the revision of electoral rolls, the total number of voters in Maharashtra, as on August 31, are 8,94,46,211. 

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However, there was an increase in the number of voters to 10,75,528 but the name of almost 2.16 lakh voters were removed from voters list. Moreover, there has been an 16 per cent increase in the voters age group between 18 to 19 years.

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