Observers to check photographs of voters
Assembly Elections
Observers to check photographs of voters
Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 14:13
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Imphal: Three observers from the Election Commission of India (ECI) arrived here on Sunday in Manipur to check the photos of voters from the electoral rolls, official sources said.

Sunil Gupta, Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal, D K Pandey of CRPF (Ranchi) and Gaurav Dwivedi from the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at New Delhi would check the photographs of voters taken during the polling with the photos in electoral rolls.

Along with Manipur election officials, the observers would check the photos of the voters only for the polling stations from where the ECI got complaints of irregularities from the public.

Every effort would be made that all irregularities were rectified so that votes of genuine voters were counted, sources said adding that of about 17 lakh voters, about 13 lakh voters cast their votes in the last assembly elections on January 28 in the state.

Photographs of all the voters were taken during the polling but photos of about 21,000 people could not be taken due to problems in mobile cameras.

Some political parties have complained to the state election office about false voters and some irregularities.

The counting of votes for the 60-member Manipur assembly would be taken up on March 6.


First Published: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 21:04



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