CHENNAI: Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni on Monday issued a time-bound action plan for cleansing the State electoral rolls by the month-end. The CEO has appealed to voters to voluntarily come forward to disclose any repeat/multiple entries in the electoral Rolls and repeat EPIC numbers, if any, to the concerned Booth Level Officers or the concerned Assistant Electoral Registration Officers/ Electoral Registration Officers.
He also requested the relatives and neighbours of dead persons to apply for the deletion of such entries from the electoral rolls in Form 7 to the ERO concerned. They may also apply through http://elections.tn.gov.in. The list and contact number of all Booth Level Officers, Assistant Electoral Registration Officers, Electoral Registration Officers is also available on the same URL.
During the special drive for the purification of electoral rolls, lists of probable repeat/multiple entries would be generated from the database and verification done through the Booth Level Officers. Similarly, a list of dead electors would also be prepared and verified. BLOs would complete the verification by February 18 and would meet the Booth level agents appointed by the political parties on February 19 to get their responses. The verified list would be displayed on ERO’s office and in the website of DEOs on February 20. The list of names to be deleted would be read out at the Grama Sabha meetings to be held on February 22 and the deletion completed by February 28.