Number of polling stations in J&K has increased to 11,370, more will be set up as per requirement : CEO
Srinagar, April 23: The Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir on sunday announcing that three major elections are going to be held in Jammu and Kashmir in the current financial year, adding that the number of polling stations in Jammu and Kashmir has increased to 11,370 and some auxiliary polling stations can be established.
According to News agency-Current News of India (CNI) , in an exclusive interview with an English daily, Chief Electoral Officer Jammu and Kashmir PK Pole said that this financial year, 3 major elections are scheduled in Jammu and Kashmir which include Panchayat, ULB, LS.
He said that the number of polling stations in Jammu and Kashmir has increased to 11,370 and some auxiliary polling stations can be established Where the number of voters for the next Lok Sabha elections will exceed 1400 as currently three elections are scheduled in Jammu and Kashmir, adding that 19,000 of each ballot unit, control unit and VVPAT will be used for the Lok Sabha elections with the updated ballot.
The revision of the ongoing special summary in Jammu and Kashmir was necessary as the Election Commission has introduced major reforms whereby youth who turn 18 years of age in January, April, July and October can register as voters already.
He said that the objection process will end on May 6. However, the final lists will be published on May 27. Further, women who have married and moved from one place to another will also be registered during a special summary review.
He further said that Panchayat, Urban Local Body and Lok Sabha elections are scheduled in Jammu and Kashmir during the current financial year while Assembly elections are about to be held.
Adding that Panchayat and Municipality will complete their five-year term in October-November this year while the Lok Sabha elections are scheduled in April-May next year.
The Chief Electoral Officer said, “According to the procedure, electoral rolls are to be revised separately for panchayat elections while for urban local bodies, the lists can be extracted from general summary revision.” (CNI)