Electors as per the draft roll with respect to January 1, 2022 as the qualifying date, the total number of voters is 19,68,476, of which 9,55,657 are male, 10,12,655 are female and 164 are third gender.
The Draft Photo Electoral Roll of the 60 Assembly constituencies of Manipur was published on Monday at the Electoral Registration Office, as per the schedule fixed by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
Female population in the state are more proactive to register themselves in the electoral roll as the number of females turns out to be more than male in the Draft Electoral Roll, 2021, said chief electoral officer (CEO) of Manipur Rajesh Agrawal while speaking to media persons at the office of Chief Electoral Officer in Imphal.
Electors as per the draft roll with respect to January 1, 2022 as the qualifying date, the total number of voters is 19,68,476, of which 9,55,657 are male, 10,12,655 are female and 164 are third gender, said Rajesh.
Print out and DVD copy of the draft electoral roll will be made available free of cost to the recognised national and regional political parties, he said.
The elector to population (EP) ratio as per the draft is 55.81 which is below the national healthy ratio, he said adding the national healthy EP ratio is 62 to 64.
The EP ratio in the valley districts is 62.75, however it is lower in the hill districts such as Senapati and Kangpokpi which is less than 40, he added.
With the publication of the draft electoral roll, a special summary revision will be held from Monday till November 30, he said adding during this period, one can enroll, delete from, make corrections and apply for transposition of his or her name in the electoral roll.
He further said that to oversee the special summary revision, three officers of the commissioner level have been appointed as electoral roll observers.
A meeting was also convened with all the recognised national and regional political parties and had briefed them about the schedule of the special summary revision. Moreover cooperation was sought from all political parties to make efforts in enrolling all eligible citizens and to take adequate steps for free and fair election, he added.
Rajesh urged the eligible voters to take the opportunity of the special summary revision and get enroll in the voter list.
The CEO further informed that first level checking of EVMS has started wherein 44 engineers from Electronics Corporation of India Ltd are currently deployed.
FLC of EVMs in respect of Jiribam district has been completed, the FLC process is likely to be completed for the remaining districts soon, continued Rajesh.
A team from ECI led by deputy election commissioner Nitesh Vyas visited the state recently and saw the preparedness of conduct of elections, he stated. Besides interacting with the ROs and nodal officers, he also held meetings with the chief secretary and DGP and discussed various issues including security aspects, added the CEO.
As per the draft electoral roll, the total number of polling stations in Manipur is 2,959 with the creation of 65 new polling stations, he informed. Moreover all the district level officers have been instructed to visit all the selected polling stations to check if all the necessary infrastructure is present, he added.
Stating that a special campaign will be held on November 13,14, 27 and 28, the CEO urged the public to take the opportunity and discuss their doubt by consulting with the BLOs.