Voters in shock as names disappear from revised rolls
HYDERABAD: Many residents of the city were shocked to get their names disappeared from the revised electoral roll.
Before the amendment of Electronic Rolls (IER) on September 9, 2016, the total number of voters was 40,39,638 and on September 10, 2018, the number of revised rolls was 38,61,009. On January 20 this year, after taking the IER, a voter list was published, in which the number of voters was 38,06,819.
Environment activist Lubna Saravat, who contested from Hyderabad parliamentary constituency in 2014, said that her name was removed without his consent.
Authorities attributed the decline in the number of voters on the electoral rolls in the city to the deletion of double entries and said the revision of rolls was being done as per Election Commission of India (ECI) guidelines.
“Duplicate voters are being processed with proper care and after making enquires. Even the names of people who have died have been removed after giving notices to their families,” said GHMC commissioner M Dana Kishore.
Former minister Marri Shashidhar Reddy said “Many voters have been deleted in parts of the city. In every election, there is a steady increase in new enrolments but this year the increase is not as expected”.
The list of voters deleted in each constituency will be released on October 8.