Unveiling the final electoral roll, Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal on Tuesday said in course of the revision process a total of 54,792 names of voters have been added while 24,202 voters’ names have been deleted from the electoral roll. The net addition of voters in the electoral roll stood 30,590, which has been revised and published with January 1, 2014 as the qualifying date.

The number of electors stood at 23, 79,541 with cent percent EPIC coverage. Of the total electors, male voters are 12, 12,578, while 11, 66,963 comprise women voters. The increase in the number of voters is 1.30 percent.
 
The Chief Electoral Officer said there might be some errors – mistakes in surname or addresses in the final electoral roll.

"We have appealed to political parties as well individual voters to approach the designated people for necessary rectification. We want to end the process by February itself," he said.
    
Jindal said the Election Commission would issue PVC EPIC to new voters free of cost, while 'old voters' will have to pay Rs 30 per head if they want to have PVC EPIC (Colour).
     
To mark the National Voters’ Day, the state election department would hand over PVC EPIC to new voters on January 25, he said, adding that the number of polling stations had been increased to 3,095.

Separate CDs comprising final electoral roll were handed over to the representatives of ruling CPM and opposition Congress following instruction from the Election Commission.

(Agencies)

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