Over 1 lakh Maha voters whose names were deleted re-registered

Those wishing to enroll as voters could do so by September 17

Mumbai : More than a lakh voters whose names figured in the “deleted voters” list during Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra have registered afresh for the October 15 Maharashtra state assembly polls, official sources said.

The total number fresh voters who registered after Lok Sabha polls is more than 22 lakh, Maharashtra state Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Gadre told reporters here tonight.

The Election Commission will also use voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT), a method to provide feedback to voters, in select constituencies, Gadre said.

Of the more than 8.26 crore voters in Maharashtra, around 4.36 crore voters are males, while 3.89 crore voters are female, the bureaucrat said.

Those wishing to enroll as voters could do so by September 17, Gadre said.

“We are using post-2006 electronic voting machines and I can assure you that there won’t be any glitches,” Gadre said, responding to a query about objections raised by some political leaders since the machines were procured from Gujarat.

The notification will be issued on September 20, while the last date of filing papers is September 27 and scrutiny will be on September 29.

The last date for withdrawal of candidature is October 1. Polling will be on October 15 and counting will be on October 19. The poll process would be completed by October 22, Gadre said.

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