Aadhar number to be added to Tripura voter list: CEO

The process for inclusion of Aadhaar number and other contact details with the voter identity card to create an error free voter lists would begin in the state from April, an official said on Thursday.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 19, 2015, 20:17 PM IST

Agartala: The process for inclusion of Aadhaar number and other contact details with the voter identity card to create an error free voter lists would begin in the state from April, an official said on Thursday.

"The Election Commission has launched a nation-wide programme - National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme to ensure an error free voter list.

"In this process Aadhaar numbers and other contact details would be included with the voter list to avoid any duplication. This programme would start in our state from April 1," Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S K Rakesh told reporters.

The process would be completed in August this year the CEO said.

Meanwhile, the final voter's list for the elections of 30-member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) was published yesterday

Altogether 758554 voters comprising of 383437 male and 375117 female are eligible to exercise their franchise in the tribal council elections schedule in the first week of May.

There has been an increase of 19 per cent voters this year as than the last tribal council elections held in 2010.

Rakesh said that for the first time EVMs would be used in the tribal council poll in Tripura with the provision for NOTA.

He said, 40 companies of central paramilitary force will be demanded from the centre for holding the elections.

The term for the existing TTAADC would expire on May 18.