BMC to conduct massive drive to update poll lists

Mumbai : The countdown for the 2017 civic election has begun, with the BMC declaring dates of a massive drive that will be conducted to revise and update the electoral list.

The assignment will begin on October 8 and will be completed by November 7. Also, a special registration drive will be conducted on October 11 and October 18.

For the same, the civic body will set up over 1,000 registration booths and has appointed 2,000 officials who’ll execute the entire project.

SVR Srinivas, additional municipal commissioner, said: “The drive may or may not happen again next year, as it’s the Election Commission that takes this decision. Since the special drives are scheduled to be held on Sundays, it will be a good opportunity for people to get their names registered.”

Voters who don’t have their names on the list or those who wish to renew their registration need to apply through Form No. 6. Those seeking deletion of the name either due to death of the voter or due to change of residence can get it done by filling up Form No. 7.

The final list of registered voters will be declared on January 1 and will be published on http://ceo.maharashtra.gov.in.

However, the BMC is yet to decide about the realigning of wards.

It is currently working on the numerator blocks to determine the number of population in a given area. This, in turn, will determine if there is a need to increase the number of seats from the current total of 227.

The decision in this regard, if any, will be taken by the Election Commission after getting an amendment made in the Bombay Municipal Corporation Act.

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