Preparation for electoral roll for the urban body polls, which will be held later this year, will kick off from April 2. The State Election Commission (SEC) on Saturday issued the schedule and asked eligible voters to get their names enrolled.
As many as 93 urban local bodies will go to the polls this year with the completion of the tenure of their respective elected councils. The term of Phulbani and G Udaygiri, both notified area councils, will end on December 9 whereas the tenure of Baripada Municipality will come to an end on February 12, 2014. The rest 90 ULBs will complete their term on September 29.
Since the SEC will have to wrap up the polls before the elected bodies of the ULBs complete their term, the voters’ list will be revised well in advance. As per the schedule, election officers will undertake ward-wise separation of the electoral roll meant for Assembly constituencies between April 2 and April 15, while demands and objections will be received on April 16.
From April 16 and April 22, the primary list will be displayed at offices of ULBs, election officers and all wards except on Government holidays. Similarly, the election officers will accept demands and objections between April 16 and 23. All the applications will be investigated into by the poll officers between April 24 and April 27.
The draft voters’ list will be published on May 10, while the final list of voters and proposed booths will be declared on May 31 in the offices of the election officers. On June 1, the final electoral roll will be brought out at ULB offices while the same will be published on June 3.