Election Commission of India to launch SSR

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Imphal: Election Commission of India led by chief election commissioner Sh. Rajiv Kumar and election commissioner Sh. Anup Chandra Pandey will launch national wide the Special Summary Revision (SSR), 2023 and participate in specific events at Pune, Maharashtra to highlight criticality of SSR exercise.

The commission will also flag off a cycle rally at 7:00 am from Balewadi stadium Pune and will also inaugurate an exhibition on voter awareness messages at Savitri Bai Phule University at 11:00 am.

The commission would interact with Voter Awareness Forum at Hingewadi at 3:00 pm and hold a press conference at 5:30 pm.

Article 324 of the Constitution entrusts Election Commission of India with superintendence, direction, and control of the preparation of electoral rolls as the primary bedrock of conducting elections to Parliament and to legislature of every state. An error free updated electoral roll is the primary function of every state chief electoral officer. Annual Special Summary Revision is conducted in every state to ensure enrolment of newly eligible citizens, a press statement released by chief electoral officer, Manipur, Rajesh Agrawal said.

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This year the SSR will formally start with publication of draft electoral roll on November 9 with reference to January 1, 2023, as the qualifying date.

The Special Summary Revision, 2023 in respect of Manipur will also be launched on the same day with respect to January 1, 2023 as the qualifying date, the officer said.

The general public and representatives of political parties may verify the Draft Photo Electoral Rolls at the offices of the electoral registration officers and with all the booth level officers at their respective polling stations and they may also visit chief electoral officer, Manipur’s website https://ceomaniaur.nic.in to inspect the Draft Photo Electoral Rolls.

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One printed copy of the Draft Electoral Rolls of each Assembly Constituency and another copy in DVD-ROM will be made available free of cost and handed over to the representative of recognised national and state political parties.

Eligible applicants who will be attaining 18 years and above on January 1, 2023 as qualifying date and subsequent qualifying dates of the year April 1, 2023, July 1, 2023, and October 1, 2023 can submit in advance their claims in Form-6, beginning from the date of draft publication of electoral roll.

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The applications received related to January 1 as qualifying date will be processed and electoral roll be updated with final publication in January 2023. While the forms/claims with respect the other three subsequent qualifying dates of the year, received in advance, during the SSR period and continuous updation thereafter shall be processed under continuous updation during the relevant quarter, preferably in the first month of the quarter, the chief electoral officer said.

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