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Over 2 lakh fresh voters apply for enrolment in Punjab

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 22:04

Chandigarh: Over two lakh people applied for their enrolment as fresh voters across Punjab during a voter enrolment drive on March 9, an Election Commission official said here on Monday.
The concept of Election Commission of India of enrolling eligible voters received unprecedented response with more than two lakh people applying for enrolment as voters in a single day on March nine, Punjab Chief Election Officer V K Singh said.

It was for the first time that Booth Level Officers (BLOs) sat in their 22,018 polling booths displaying their latest voter lists and receiving enrolment as well as transfer forms from voters, he said.

District Ludhiana witnessed maximum response with 30,217 people applying for voter cards in a single day, he said.

At present there are 1.92 crore voters, including 90 lakh women, in Punjab. The Lok Sabha polls for 13 seats of the state are scheduled for April 30.

First Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 22:04
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