Taken from Express News Service
Belgaum district with 18 Assembly segments has 94,628 bogus voters. The electoral staff deployed to trace out spurious voters from the voters’ list, has traced these names which were enrolled illegally.Disclosing this to reporters here on Friday, Deputy Commissioner M E Shivalingmurthy said the voters’ registrar office is engaged in erasing such names from the electoral roll under the People Representation Act 21 and 21 A.He said the staff conducted survey in three phases in all the 2,704 polling stations in the district from November 14, 2007 to Jan 5, 2008. After deleting the spurious names, the district will now has 28,87,155 voters which is 62.40% of the approximate 43,94,668 population.He said the department had started another special survey from Friday to trace out remaining illegal names in the electoral list. The survey will end on Jan 20.The survey team which will visit all the houses, will register new eligible voters in the voters’ list. The DC said people can file their complaints, grievances in the electoral office in two weeks time. The final voters’ list will be released on Feb 7, 2008.