85 lakh voters enrolled from city
85 lakh voters enrolled from city. The voters’ enrollment drive by the State Election Commission has been a successful exercise, as far as the city is concerned.
Bhanwarlal, Chief Electoral Officer, expects 90% voter turnout this time
The voters’ enrollment drive by the State Election Commission has been a successful exercise, as far as the city is concerned. Over 85 lakh voters have enrolled from both Rangareddy (50,00,723) and Hyderabad (35,98,224) districts. Compared to last year, the number of new voters has considerably gone up in the city. Jubilee Hills witnessed the highest number of enrollments. To give a clear picture, the authorities have also set up a list of voters at each polling booth. If anybody’s name is missing from the list, the concerned person has to fill out another form and the process will be reinitiated.
Bhanwarlal, IAS, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), said, “It is because of the active campaigning by various NGOs, civil societies and educational institutions; today our state has 68,000 polling booths, where 6.24 crore voters will be able to cast their votes. Our state would surely stand testament to others and they would surely learn from us.”
Last year, 31,59,231 voters enrolled from Hyderabad. The voter turnout from Hyderabad during the last election was 52.9%.
“We aim to create awareness among the people about their democratic rights. This year we are expecting a 90% voter turnout,” Bhanwarlal added.
PK Mohanty, chief secretary, said, “We must be fearless voters. Every citizen must cast his vote. People should know their rights and fight against the enemies of democracy like corruption, communal forces and many more. A voter must be free, fearless and transparent. But voters must ensure that their names are properly enrolled.”