De-novo revision of last part of Electoral Rolls.



De-novo revision of last part of Electoral Rolls.

With a view to cleaning the last part of electoral rolls of the name of such service electors who have since retired, dead or have ceased to be a service voter for other reasons, the Commission has ordered the de-novo intensive revision of last part of electoral rolls relating to service personnel with reference to 1st January, 2015 as the qualifying date for all states /UTs (except J&K and Jharkhand) .The last de novo preparation of the last part of electoral roll was done in 2002.

Service Personnel eligible
The last part of the electoral rolls of each constituency contains the names of service electors belonging to the following categories:-
(a)    Armed Forces Personnel.
(b)   Personnel of Assam Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force, Members of Armed Police Force serving outside the State, Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force.
(c)    Personnel of General Reserve Engineer Force in Border Roads Organisations.
(d)   Central Industrial Security Force, and
(e)    Person employed by the Government of India serving outside India.
The wife of a service elector belonging to any of the five categories mentioned above and ordinarily residing with him is also eligible to be registered in the last part of the electoral rolls as an elector along with her husband. However, this concession is not available to her husband if residing with her.
For the purpose of enrolment as an elector, every person having a service qualification as mentioned above shall have to apply in the prescribed statutory Form 2, 2A, 3 in TWO COPIES of the said Form duly filled along with a ‘Declaration’ form to the Record Office or Authorities concerned. If any service elector fails to submit fresh statements (along with the prescribed declaration), his name will not be included in the last part even though his name might have appeared in the existing /earlier roll. 
However, if any service person does not wish to be registered as service elector and is serving/ posted at peace station, he has a choice to get himself registered as general elector in the concerned part/polling station of the assembly constituency in which the actual place of his residence is included. It is further clarified this concession is not available at forward stations postings. In other case of a person registered as General Voter, he can vote in person in a polling station set up in his area of residence for this purpose and not by postal ballot paper. However, if a person having a service qualification opts to get enrolled at the place of his posting (peace station) residence, he should not get enrolled as a service elector. Under the law, no person should get enrolled as an elector twice in the same constituency or in more than one constituency. This is an offence and attracts punishment under the law. Therefore, every person having a service qualification and applying in Form 2, 2A, 3, as the case may be for registration as service electors shall give a declaration in the prescribed format to the effect that he did not get enrolled as ordinary elector in any constituency.
The process will end with final publication of last part of the electoral rolls on 1st April, 2015.
The Commission has requested the concerned officers of Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home, Ministry of External Affairs and DG of Border Roads to extend their fullest co-operation and assist the ECI in completion of aims of the exercise.

Election Commission of India
New Delhi : 02 December,2014
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