GUWAHATI, Oct 12 - The special summary revision of the photo electoral rolls in the four Legislative Assembly constituencies in Kamrup Metro district started today, with the district administration stating that it will use social media in a big way to increase public awareness about the exercise and to encourage eligible voters to enroll.
The special summary revision will have January 1, 2016, as the qualifying date. The four constituencies in the district are No 51 Jalukbari, No 52 Dispur, No 53 Gauhati East and No 54 Gauhati West.
Addressing the media here today, Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro, said that the draft electoral rolls were published today and the period for filing of claims and objections also started from today and will continue till November 11. The final publication of the electoral rolls will be on January 11, 2016.
Dr Angamuthu said that social media, including Facebook and Twitter, will be used in a big way to encourage young eligible voters to enroll. �Our focus is on easy registration and easy correction,� he said.
A special web portal � www.kamrupmetroelections.com � has been launched, which will provide detailed information regarding names and mobile numbers of officials involved in the process, facts regarding polling stations, constituency profile and on how to register, among other things. There are also promotional videos on the site.
A special Facebook page - Register to Vote - has also been set up and it has already received nearly 11,000 hits.
�Besides, we will also try to collect the mobile numbers of all voters so that real-time information can be disseminated by means of bulk SMSes. Already, mobile numbers of 1.87 lakh voters in the four constituencies have been received,� Angamuthu said.
As per the draft electoral rolls, there are 9,76,275 electors in the four constituencies of the city. They include 4,96,945 male voters, 4,79,298 female voters and 32 voters of �Third Gender�.
Dispur has the highest number of electors with 3,44,210 voters, followed by Gauhati West (2,45,177), Gauhati East (2,09,605) and Jalukbari (1,77,283).
There are also a total of 4,914 �D� voters in the four constituencies, including 2,700 in Dispur, 1,872 in Gauhati West, 257 in Gauhati East and 85 in Jalukbari.
Dr Angamuthu said that the number of Foreigners Tribunals in the district has been increased to five, from one earlier, and most of the cases relating to D voters are likely to be resolved at the earliest.
The total number of polling stations in the four constituencies of Kamrup Metro has also been increased by 24. There will now be 1,112 polling stations in the district during the 2016 Assembly polls as against 1,088 in the previous elections.
Altogether, 1,630 officials will be involved in the special summary revision of photo electoral rolls.