Amid large-scale complaints of missing names in electoral rolls in the recently held Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission today decided to carry out a special revision of electoral rolls in Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra where assembly polls are due.
Special camps will be held across the country by the Election Commission March 9 so that voters can check if their names are present in the electoral rolls, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said Wednesday.
Opposition AIADMK has sought intervention of the Election Commission to set right defective electoral rolls in the union territory, where it alleged that election authorities have `whimsically` deleted 8,900 names.
Election authorities in Srinagar have asked the government officials to make public aware about the significance of the special revision of electoral rolls for municipal elections and called for timely completion of the exercise.
India will merge the two visa facilitation cards that are issued to people of Indian origin and soon register Non-Resident Indians in the electoral rolls to help them exercise their franchise, PM Manmohan Singh said on Saturday.