CHENNAI: Seventeen lakh new voters including six lakh young voters have enrolled in the latest revision of electoral rolls thanks to the Election Commission's Systematic Voters Education and Electoral (SVEEP) initiatives, Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah said in his address on the National Voters Day on Sunday.
"I am told that the electoral rolls in Tamil Nadu are very healthy, as the gender ratio and the electorate to total population ratio are found to be close to the census figure," he said, adding that youngsters should exercise the "None of the Above' vote if they were disappointed with the choices.
"I wish the National Voters’ Day acts as a launching pad for all the awareness initiatives taken by Commission so as to ensure free, fair and transparent Elections, in which all eligible persons participate and vote with their conscience," he said
The awards for the best electoral practices in Tamil Nadu were given to Thiruvallur collector K. Veera Raghava Rao, Thiruvannamalai Collector A. Gnanasekaran and Dharmapuri Collector K. Vivekanandan.
For the best efforts put in Electoral Roll Revision, the effforts award was presented to Madhusudhan Reddy, Sub-Collector, Perambalur, Rashmi Siddharth Zagade, Sub-Collector Pollachi and V. Muthaiyan, Tahsildar, Perambalur