BLO Training PPT - Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh

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ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
Training for Booth Level Officers
(BLOs)
2011
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The material used for training:•
Handbook for BLOs.
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Training Module.
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Training can be conducted for Two days
Booth Level
Agents
EPIC
BLOs role in
Gram Sabhas
Enrollment of
electors
BLOs
Duties &
Roles
Photo Electoral
Rolls
BLOs
Appointment
BLO Register
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Administrative Machinery of Electoral System
Election Commission of India
(ECI)
Chief Electoral Officer
(CEO)
District Election Officer
(DEO)
Electoral Registration Officer
(ERO)
Assistant Electoral Registration Officer
(AERO)
Supervisor
Booth Level Officer
(BLO)
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Introduction to Booth Level Officer (BLO)
Background:
• Prior to year 2006, temporary enumerators were appointed to assist
ERO in their work of revision
• To ensure the correctness of electoral roll, new system of appointing
BLO’s was introduced.
BLO is:
• Appointed under section 13B (2) of RP Act 1950
• He is responsible for maintaining the electoral roll of the assigned part
area under the control and supervision of ERO/AERO concerned
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Appointment
Constitution :
• Under section 13B(2) – RP Act,1950 - From 2006, BLO's are appointed after
obtaining the prior approval of District Election Officer (DEO) concerned
• Under Section 13CC – RP Act, 1950 - BLO functions under the control &
supervision of ECI/CEO of state
• Selection of BLOs will be from the employees of State government/local
bodies for allocation of one part
• EROs/ AEROs are expected to have contact details of their BLOs which are
updated on the website of CEOs of all States/UTs.
• Each BLO will be issued a special kit and is entitled to remuneration
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Format of the Appointment Register
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Record of appointed BLOs should be maintained and updated in offices of
DEO/ERO/AERO in the format given below
Details of the official to be appointed as
BLO
Name &
designatio
n
Name &
situation
of
office when
BLO is
posted
Name,&
Designation/
tel no. of
departmental
controlling
officer of BLO
Details of Polling Stations assigned to BLO
Number &
name of
assembly
Constituenc
y
Name of
CD
Block/
Revenue
Circle
Number &
name of
Polling
Station
assigned
to BLO
Situation
&
name of
Polling
Station
Location
Appointment
letter
number
and date
Name &
designation of
the
officer signing
the
appointment
letter
Startin
g
Date
BLO's I Card
number &
Remark if
any
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BLO's transfer and leave
During special campaign related to election work:
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BLO would not be transferred
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BLO would not take any leave without prior approval of the ERO.
Exception to condition - In case a BLO is sanctioned leave/transferred:
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ERO/AERO would arrange to take over record/papers and registers
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ERO would appoint another BLO immediately on approval of DEO
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Introduction to
Parliamentary Constituency (PC)
Assembly Constituency (AC)
Electoral Roll – Parts & Sections
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Let’s Play
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Count the circles
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Count the circles now
You can make things easier
by doing them systematically
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Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies
Country
One Country
Parliamentary
Constituencies
Many
Assembly
Constituencies
> PCs
Parts of the AC
>ACs
Sections of the Parts
>Parts
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Indian Parliamentary Constituencies
• India has many Parliamentary Constituencies distributed in states/ union
territories
Parliamentary Constituencies of India
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Parliamentary Constituencies of Gujarat
Gujarat Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs)
Gandhinagar as PC
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Assembly Constituencies of Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar PC has
number of ACs
Gandhinagar (North) AC
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Parts of the Assembly Constituency
Gandhinagar (North) AC has
number of parts
Parts of Gandhinagar (North) AC
(Illustrative)
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Sections of Part (Illustrative)
Parts of Gandhinagar (North)
AC has number of Sections
Sections of Parts of Gandhinagar
(North) AC
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Parliamentary Constituency (PC)
Definition :
PC is a constituency provided by law for the purpose of elections to the
House of the People. (Section 2(f), RP Act 1950)
Composition:
Not more than 530 members directly elected from territorial constituencies in
the states (Article – 81 of Constitution of India)
• Not more than 20 members to represent the Union Territories
• Not more than 2 members to represent the Anglo-Indian Community
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Assembly Constituency (AC)
Definition:
AC is a constituency provided by Law for the purpose of elections to the
Legislative Assembly of a State (Section 2(b), RP Act 1950)
Composition
• Number of ACs comprise a PC.
• Not more than 500 and not less than 60 members are directly elected from the
territorial constituencies in the state (Article 170 of Constitution of India)
• Special Provision with respect to the State of Sikkim, State of Mizoram, State
of Arunachal Pradesh and State of Goa (Article 371 of Constitution of India)
• Both PC and AC are territorial except the Sangh Assembly Constituency
in Sikkim
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Electoral Rolls
It is a listing of all those persons registered to vote in a particular area
• No separate electoral roll is prepared/revised for parliamentary
Constituency, except in Jammu and Kashmir where electoral rolls are
prepared separately for PC and AC.
• Electoral Rolls for Parliamentary constituency is provided under section
13 D - RP Act, 1950
• Electoral Rolls for Assembly constituency is prepared as per section 15,
RP Act, 1950 under the superintendence, direction and control of the
election commission
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Parts and Sections
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Electoral Rolls are organized as
geographically defined parts
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Parts are numbered and organized as
geographically identified sections
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Sections denote locality and area details
and contain household wise individual
elector details
Electoral Rolls
Parts
Sections
Locality
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Each part has an identified polling station
where electors cast their votes on the poll
day
Area
Households
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That is true culture which helps us to work for the
social betterment of all
Henry Ward Beecher
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How to develop knowledge of the local culture
where BLO is appointed
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Duties and Responsibilities of BLOs
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Duties and Responsibilities of BLOs
1. CUSTODIAN OF ELECTORAL ROLL OF POLLING STATION
2. ENSURE AVAILABILITY OF DIFFERENT FORMS
3. TO ENSURE STRUCTURAL CORRECTNESS OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL
4. TO GATHER/OBTAIN INFORMATION OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE PART AREA
5. TO PREPARE CORRECT MAP BY FREE HAND EYE ESTIMATION (NAZARI MAP) OF PART
AREA
6. TO ENSURE CORRECT NUMBERING OF HOUSES FALLING WITHIN POLLING STATION
AREA/PART AREA
7. PHYSICAL VERIFICATION OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL
8. ADDITION, DELETION AND MODIFICATION IN THE ELECTORAL ROLL
9. TO ENSURE ELECTORS PHOTO IDENTITY CARDS (EPIC) COVERAGE OF THE ELECTORS
10. PROPER MAINTENANCE OF REVISION RELATED REGISTERS FORMS AND RECORDS
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1. CUSTODIAN OF ELECTORAL ROLL OF POLLING STATION
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BLOs would have a kit containing electoral roll, handbook, registers,
identity card and formats 6, 6A, 7, 8, 9, 10 etc.
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BLO will show the electoral roll to the public on request
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BLO would keep the electoral roll updated and see that no structural
defect takes place
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Activity Time
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Forms
Form 6 - Any person who claims to register his name in the electoral roll, should fill
up/get filled the form and either sign or give thumb impression on this form. If the
person’s name is already existing in roll of any assembly constituency then its
details should be provided in part – IV of form-6
Form 6A- Any person who is a citizen of India and who has not acquired the
citizenship of any other country and is otherwise eligible to be registered as a voter
and who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to his
employment, education or otherwise is eligible to be registered as a voter in the
constituency in which his place of residence in India as mentioned in his passport is
located.
Form 7 - Every objection to the inclusion of a person’s name in the roll should be
given in this form. Objector should provide the justification for filing the objection
Form 8 - Every correction to any entry in roll should be given in this by the person
to whom the entry relates
Form 8A - Every application for transposition of an entry from one part to another
part of the roll within the same assembly constituency should be in this form. 31
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2. ENSURE AVAILABILITY OF DIFFERENT FORMS
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Keep form available in BLO kit and help electors /applicants in filling up
the forms 6, 7, 8 and 8A
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prepare consolidated list in form 9, 10, 11 and 11A respectively and submit
to ERO/AERO
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give a receipt duly signed (attached with each form) to the applicant for a
completed application submitted by an applicant
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3. TO ENSURE STRUCTURAL CORRECTNESS OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL
• Verify the correctness of the entries in the electoral roll of his part.
• Verify the number of sections, section header and house numbers.
• Verify the sections clearly shown in the Nazari Map printed on the back of the
part header.
• Check the number of electors printed on the part header page which should
be same as the number of the electors in the list in the draft electoral rolls
• Inform ERO/AERO immediately for the missing pages in the electoral roll
• Verify the deletions, additions and corrections reflected properly in the mother
roll
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4. TO GATHER/OBTAIN INFORMATION OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE PART
AREA
• Acquire knowledge about the boundary of the polling station area/ part area
• Frequently visit the Revenue village/Colony etc that falls under their part area to
gather correct information.
• Ensure the enrollment of any eligible persons as electors for the new houses
build in their part area and the depiction of these houses in the Nazari map for
next revision
• Develop local contacts in their sections to remain updated about the advent of
new persons, shifting of residents, death etc.
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5. TO PREPARE CORRECT MAP BY FREE HAND EYE ESTIMATION
(NAZARI MAP) OF PART AREA
• Prepare Nazari map by freehand clearly indicating sections within the part.
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Activity Time
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Sample of Nazari
(illustrative)
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6. TO ENSURE CORRECT NUMBERING OF HOUSES FALLING WITHIN
POLLING STATION AREA/PART AREA
Acquire knowledge about the number of sections and boundaries of their part
area to give correct serial numbers to the houses.
• Serialization of the houses should be in ascending order beginning from
North-West to South-East in zigzag manner
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3
2
6
5
7
8
4
9
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7. PHYSICAL VERIFICATION OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL
• With the help of BLO register, physical verification of the electoral roll by house
to house visits. This work will be done every year before revision of rolls
• Identify and collect the information during field visits to update and correct the
electoral roll
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8. ADDITION, DELETION AND MODIFICATION IN THE ELECTORAL ROLL
• Register all the persons residing in the part area but not enrolled
yet as electors in form 6.
• Ensure no entries of electors who are not resident in that part area
• Obtain applications in form 7 of the migrated or dead electors of
that constituency
• Obtain applications in form 8 for the entries that require
modification
• Collect the photographs of the electors missing in the database
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•Age
• “Age proof” like birth
certificate, certificate
from school
•Parental Linkage in
Electoral Roll (for
citizenship issue)
/citizenship proof
• “Citizenship proof” like
copy of EPIC of parents
• “Proof of Ordinary
Residence” like
rationcard, passport etc
Students
New Voter
•Ordinary residence
Inclusion (Form 6)
Married women
• “Age proof”
Shifted from other AC
Voters above 25 yrs
• “Nationality proof”
• Address of previous
residence
• Proof of Ordinary
Residence before
marriage
• Ac No.& if possible
Part/Sl. No. of
previous enrollment
• Marriage Registration
Certificate
• “proof of Ordinary
Residence
•Declaration as to delayed
registration (age>25 yrs)
(Part 4 of form 6)
•Special care to verify
citizenship status
•Ordinary residence
• EPIC or other
citizenship evidence
• Ordinary residence
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Part & Sl. No. of
previous enrollment
Transposition (Form 8A)
EPIC
Ordinary
residence
Correction (Form 8)
Part & Sl. No. of
enrollment
Evidence in favour of
correction sought for
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Important Documents Needed for forms
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Age Proof (Either of the documents can be given)
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
Birth certificate issued by a Municipal Authorities or district office
of the Registrar of Births & Deaths or Baptism certificate; or
Birth certificate from the school (Govt. / Recognised) last
attended by the applicant or any other recognised educational
institution; or
If a person is class 10 or more pass, he should give a copy of the
marksheet of class 10 , if it contains date of birth as a proof of
date of birth; or
Marksheet of class 8 if it contains date of birth; or
Marksheet of class 5 if it contains date of birth; or
A declaration in prescribed format given in Annexure-1 made by
either of his parents if the person is not educated till class 10 (In
those cases where parental declaration is given as proof of age,
the applicant will have to be present himself for verification before
BLO/ERO/AERO); or
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Important Documents Needed for forms contd…
g)
A certificate of his age given by a sarpanch of the concerned
Gram Panchayat or by a member of the concerned Municipal
Corporation / Municipal Committee, the person is not educated till
class 10 and both the parents are not alive.
Note: Documentary proof of age will be required only in those cases,
where age of the applicant is between 18 and 21 years. In all other
cases declaration of his age by the applicant will be taken as proof
of age.
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Proof of Citizenship (Either of the documents can be
given)
- Copy of EPIC of parents
- Birth Certificate issued by Municipal authority
- Passport
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Proof of Ordinary Residence
(Either of the documents can be given)
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Bank / Kisan / Post Office current Pass Book, or
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Applicant’s Ration Card / Passport / Driving License / Income Tax Return
filed or Assessment Order, or
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Latest Water / Telephone / Electricity / Gas Connection Bill for that
address, either in the name of the applicant or that of his / her immediate
relation like parents etc., or
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Postal department’s posts received / delivered in the applicant’s name at
the given address.
NOTE: In case of homeless persons, the BLO will visit the address given in
Form 6 at night to ascertain that the homeless person actually sleeps at the
place which is given as his address in Form 6. If the BLO is able to verify that
the homeless person actually sleeps at that place, no documentary proof of
place of residence shall be necessary.BLO must visit for more than one night
for such verification.
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Important Documents Needed for forms
For Married Women
applying for the first time
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Along with form no. 6
- Age
Proof
- Nationality Proof (Copy of EPIC of parents)
- Proof of ordinary residence before marriage and after marriage
- Copy of proof of marriage (Marriage Registration Certificate)
- Linkage of spouse (if he is an elector of concerned part)
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Married Woman with no proof of marriage
- it
is a special case and thus E.R.O. will have to be convinced of the
marriage
- BLOs will have to conduct the local inquiry to ascertain the marriage
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Very Important Points
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What is Linkage
- linkage is the relationship of the applicant with one or more enrolled
electors
- applicants name is integrated with his or her family
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If linkage is not possible
- Electors can enroll on the basis of the following proofs
(i) Citizenship
(ii) Age
(iii) Ordinary residence
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9. TO ENSURE ELECTORS PHOTO IDENTITY CARDS (EPIC) COVERAGE
OF THE ELECTORS
• Ensure correct and clear photographs of the electors in
the roll
• Distribute the Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC)
signed and issued by ERO to the concerned electors.
• Obtain the receipt for delivery of EPICs from elector or
family members in prescribed Performa/ register and
submit the copy to the concerned ERO/AERO.
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10. PROPER MAINTENANCE OF REVISION RELATED REGISTERS
FORMS AND RECORDS
• Ensure proper maintenance and safe custody of registers forms and
records
• Ensure proper hand over and obtain receipt of all the above mentioned
documents
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Activity
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Activity Time
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Summing up – Main Duties and Responsibilities of BLOs
All through the year
•Custodian of the electoral roll
•Ensure availability of different forms
•physical verification of rolls
•Maintaining the election related
documents
Periodical
•Updating of the rolls
•National Voters Day Activity Dec-Jan
•Ensure correct serialization of houses
•Prepare najari map
Special Direction
• Photo coverage in the roll
Revision Period
• Structural revision and updating of rolls • Obtain geographical information of
Part area
• Coordination with BLAs
• Coordination with BLAs
• Displaying draft rolls
• Impart Systematic Voters Education
• Reading of rolls in gram sabhas
for Electoral Participation (SVEEP)
• Distribution of voters slip before polls
• Any other work under the instruction
of ERO/AERO
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There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of
being happy.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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DAY 2
Re-cap
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Relevant Constitutional and
Legal Provisions
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Article 324 (1)
Constitution of India
ECI controls and directs the
preparation of electoral roll for all
elections
Article 327
Constitution of India
Enacted two Acts for all the matters
related to election
• Representation of People Act, 1950
• Representation of People Act, 1951
Section 28
R P Act 1950
Rules for Electoral Registration,1960
framed by Central Government with
help of ECI
Section 15
R P Act 1950
Framework for preparation and revision
of Electoral roll
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Section 19
R P Act 1950
Registration of every person of 18
years & not disqualified under
constitution in electoral roll
Section 17
R P Act 1950
Registration of every person in only
one constituency in electoral roll
Section 18
R P Act 1950
Every person can be registered in a
constituency only once
Section 14(b)
R P Act 1950
Revision of electoral roll on first day of
January
Section 21,R P Act 1950
Rule 25(2), RER 1960
Timely Intensive/ Special revision of
electoral roll directed by ECI
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Election Laws, Rules, ECI instructions
• The Representation of People Act, 1950
• The Representation of People Act, 1951
• The Delimitation of Parliamentary and
Assembly Constituencies Order,2008
• The Registration of Electors Rule, 1960
• Handbook for Electoral Registration Officers
• Handbook for Booth Level Officers
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Let’s Play
Administrative Machinery
of
Electoral System
A Constitutional Body
•
Constitution, Electoral Laws and system - Hold free and fair elections
since 1947
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Direct and control the entire process of election for Parliament and
Legislative of every state, Election Commission of India was established
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ECI comprises of:
• Chief Election Commissioner
• Two Election Commissioners
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Secretariat
S
E
T
U
P
National Level
Deputy Election
Commissioner
State Level
Chief Electoral
Officer
Deputy Election
Officers
District Level
Electoral Registration
Officer
Assistant Electoral
Registration Officer
Polling Booth
Level (BLO)
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The main functions of Election Commission are as follows:
1. Conduct of Elections; election schedules (for general or bye
elections)
2. Revision of Rolls
3. Rationalization of polling stations
4. Monitoring of election expenditure incurred by the contesting
candidates and political parties
5. Registration/Recognition of political parties
6. Advice to Governors/President
7. All other allied matters
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Political parties and the Commission
Commission ensures:
• Organizational elections of parties at regular interval
• Recognition of political parties based on their poll performance at
State and National levels
• Settlement of disputes between the splinter groups of such parties
• Periodical consultation with political parties regarding elections
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Judicial Review
• Commission's decision can be
challenged by appropriate
petitions in the High Court and
Supreme court
• Election process once started is
not interfered by the judiciary
• Results once declared can only
be reviewed through election
petition before the High Court
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Quiz Time
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Who is the Chief Election commissioner of India?
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Who are the two Election Commissioners of India?
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Who is the Deputy Election Commissioner in-charge of your state?
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Who is the Chief Electoral Officer of your state?
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Who is the District Election Officer of your district?
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Who is the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of the Assembly
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Constituency of the Part in which you are appointed as BLO?
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Who is the Assistant Electoral Registration Officer (AERO) of the
Assembly Constituency of the Part in which you are appointed as
BLO?
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There is one law in Universe: NOW
Alfred Sutro
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General Principles
of
Voter Registration
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I.
Disqualification for registration in an electoral roll
under Section 16, RP Act 1950:
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Not a citizen of India
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Of unsound mind declared by a competent court
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Indulged in corrupt or fraudulent practices
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Registration of a person more than once in a electoral roll
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Enrollment of elector before expiry of period of disqualification
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II.
Qualification for Registration under Section 19, RP
Act, 1950:
Every person can be registered as an elector who:
Is not less than 18 years of age on the qualifying date
Is ordinarily resident of the concerned Assembly constituency
Is a Citizen of India
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III. Meaning of “Ordinarily Resident” under Rule 20, RER
1960:
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The term “Ordinary Resident” means that the person uses the place at
least for sleeping
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A person who is not present in his place temporarily is also considered
as an ordinary resident
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Any person holding declared office like President, Speaker of Lok
Sabha etc shall be considered as ordinarily resident and electors of
their home Constituencies
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Any person in prison, hospital, asylum are not ordinary residents of
these places as these are their temporary residents.
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IV. Registration of Students
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Students can be registered as electors either at their
native place or at the address of hostel/mess managed by
the educational institution
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Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in
overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Alva Adison
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Photo Electoral Roll
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Electoral Roll
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Section 15 RP Act, 1950 – “Every constituency should have an electoral roll”
The Text roll is now photo electoral roll
Text Roll
Photo Electoral Roll
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Components
Title Page
Assembly Constituency of
the State of Meghalaya
The Title page has :
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Details of the concerned
Assembly constituency
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Clearly demarcated Nazari
map of that assembly
constituency on the back
of the title page
Details of the parts
of the AC
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Header Page
Header page has:
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details of the concerned
part area
•
clearly demarcated Nazari
map of that part area on
the back of it.
Part Areas of
the state of Meghalaya
Details of the
sections of the part
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Section pages
The pages of the section has:
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name of the section on the top of
the page
•
details related to the concerned
assemble constituency
•
list of electors arranged house
number wise of every section
starting with one and goes
horizontally
•
details of electors with photo
Details of the
sections
Details of the
assembly
House numbers
Electors details
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Summary of
Electors
Supplement
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Supplement page has:
• Modified list of electors published
as draft
• Addition list starting with last
serial number of the mother roll
• Deletion list with no changes in
the serial number and the part
header
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One or more supplements can be
attached with mother roll due to
several revisions
Addition List
Deletion List
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Name of AC
Name of PC
Mother Roll
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The first copy of the electoral roll
created by the BLOs by visiting
house to house and published by the
EROs
Details of
AC
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Any addition, deletion or changes are
reflected in the supplement roll of
that year.
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There is provision for integration of
these rolls also
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Sample 1 – Change due to deletion
Mother Roll
Supplement
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Sample 2 – Change due to correction (Incorrect photo)
Entry in
Mother Roll
Entry in Supplement
– for change
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• Changes in the total number of the entries
Entry in
Mother Roll
Entry in
Supplement
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Quiz Time
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The house no. of an elector in the electoral roll and that given by the
municipality is not the same. What is the reason behind it?
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What should be done if the name of a person, who is not ordinarily
resident of that area, is included in the electoral roll?
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Where can an elector check up whether his/her name is there or not in the
voter’s list?
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Case Study
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Case 1
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In one family their daughter-in-law, Sarita being a
family member was a part of the electoral roll for
that household. But she has been driven out of the
house by the in-laws. Now to establish proof that
Sarita does not stay in the household any more,
her in-laws submit Form-7 for her. Sarita has not
been legally divorced with her husband, nor the
family produce any such document. Even the
family is reluctant to give any information of her
present residence. What can the BLO do in such a
situation?
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Case 2
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A BLO visits an orphanage located in his Part,
where orphans are brought up and looked after
from infancy. He finds that ‘Ramesh' is eligible for
enrolment as an elector. But ‘Ramesh' is not in a
position to give the names of either his father or
mother. ‘Chinmaya' too is eligible for enrolment as
an elector and he reveals the true name of his
biological mother. What shall BLO enter in the
column meant for father's/ mother's/husband's
name for ‘Ramesh’ and ‘Chinmaya ’? And what
shall BLO enter in the relationship column in such
cases.
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Case 3
• In one 'Ashram' or 'Akhada' a 'Sadhu' or 'Saint' is
eligible to be an elector. He does not reveal his
worldly name but insists to be enrolled in his
rechristened name with suffix of his Guru's name
instead of his father. What does BLO enter in the
columns related to name of father/mother/husband
and in column related to relationship?
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Case 4
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An elector is enrolled in Part no. 35 of a particular
AC. His name is in section-4, i.e. Satyam society.
Now he has shifted to Riddhi-Siddhi colony which
falls in section-2 of the same Part. What is
required to be done by the BLO to update his entry
in the electoral roll?
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Case 5
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Mr. Hemal applies under RTI to the BLO to provide
him all the photo copies of Forms 6, 7, and 8. What
should the BLO do?
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Case 6
• The BLO reaches the house of Mr. Kantibhai. The son
of Mr Kantibhai, Mr. Ketanbhai is wanted in a
criminal case. Mr. Kantibhai fills Form-7 for the
deletion of name of Mr Ketanbhai on the pretext
that his son has shifted to another State. Next time
when the BLO visits the neighbour of Mr Kantibhai ,
the neighbour informs the BLO that Mr Ketanbhai
still stays there and that he is hiding from the Police.
Should the BLO delete the name of Mr. Ketanbhai on
the basis of Form-7 filled by his father?
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It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want
to.
Annie Gottlier
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Revision of Electoral Roll
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Administrative Machinery of Electoral System
Election Commission of India
(ECI)
Chief Electoral Officer
(CEO)
Roll observer
District Election Officer
(DEO)
Electoral Registration Officer
(ERO)
Assistant Electoral Registration Officer
(AERO)
Supervisor
Designated Officer
Booth Level Officer
(DLO)
(BLO)
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Electoral Roll is revised under:
• Section 21, RP Act 1950: Before every general election
• Section 14(b), RP Act 1950: Every year on basis of qualifying date 1st
day of January.
• Section 21 of RP Act, 1950: Validity and operation of electoral roll
continue if not revised.
• Last part of electoral roll explains service electors prepared in English.
Rest part are published in local official language.
Significance of Revision of Electoral Roll
For free and fair election, an accurate and error-free electoral roll is the
most important pre-requisite & the soul of democracy.
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Types of Revisions
Intensive Revision:
•
•
Done de-novo without reference to earlier existing roll in an
election year.
BLO visits each house to take fresh entries in Form 6
Summary Revision:
•
•
•
•
Done every year except in the year when intensive revision is
ordered
No need of House to house survey
Existing roll published as draft roll inviting claims and objections
After disposal of claims, rolls are finally published
Partly Intensive & Partly Summary Revision:
•
•
•
Existing roll is published in draft
BLOs verify/collect data from the households
After disposal of claims, list of addition, deletion and correction are
prepared & published with main roll as final roll
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Special Revision:
•
Due to the reason of inaccuracies like omission, left out area etc,
special revision is carried out
•
May be intensive, summary or partly intensive and partly summary
revision
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Continuous updating of electoral roll
• The continuous updating is
- operative from final publication to the next draft publication
- not operative during the revision of the electoral roll
- not operative from the last day of nominations to the end of election
process
• The list of entries for updating
- should be put on the notice board every month and this requires BLOs to
give updated data every month to EROs
- should be disposed and prepared in the manuscript in duplicate by latest
25th of next month
• The EROs maintain the assembly-wise registers for forms 6, 6A, 7, 8, and
8A
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Draft publication of Electoral Roll
The Draft Electoral Roll is published after the consolidation and integration of
all supplements as per the following rules:
• Published in Form-5 under Rule -10, RER 1960 in :
• Office of ERO
• Place in constituency as specified by ERO
• Office of AERO
• Every polling station
• Website of CEO as directed by ECI
• Not published on holiday
• Published in office of local bodies when ERO holds a meeting
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•
After the publication of Draft Electoral Roll, the program of revision is
published /circulated to various political parties, elected members of
panchayati raj, urban bodies etc
•
Issuance of notice to invite claims/objections in Form 5
•
ERO furnishes certificate just after the publication of draft roll which lists
names of all enrolled MPs/ MLAs/ MLCs residing in the assembly
constituency
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Registration of persons holding declared
offices
Any holder of a declared office like the President,
Speaker of Lok Sabha etc cannot enroll in the electoral
roll in his home address
AERO ensures that the names of all MP, MLA, MLC are
enrolled in the electoral roll.
ERO produces a certificate to CEO mentioning the
names of MP, MLA, and MLC who are enrolled in
electoral roll at the time of draft publication.
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Registration of eligible persons as electors
• During intensive revision, head of the family signs on the record of
enumeration card to certify the person enrolled are eligible
• Under section 31 of RP Act1950 – person should be punished for a
term of one year/fine or with both if he declares any false
information related to:
• Preparation, revision or correction of an electoral roll
• Inclusion of exclusion of any entry in or from an electoral roll
• Instant action should be taken by the concerned officer in case of
any violation of information provided to Head of family during survey
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Enrolment of orphans
Eligible orphan in orphanage can be enrolled by
registering his orphanage name in place of his
parents.
Eligible orphan brought up by a family can be
enrolled by entering name of head of family in place
of his parents.
Eligible orphan legally adopted by family can be
enrolled by entering his adopted father/mother’s
name.
Any orphan not covered under above mentioned
categories can be enrolled by entering “ Not Known”
by BLO and entering “others” in the column of
relation in the electoral roll.
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Procedure of receiving claims and objections
1. Acknowledgment/receipt should be given for each application of
claim/ objection received by BLO
2. Any claim/ objection can be given/sent to ERO by post or in person
to BLO.
3. Claims/objections given in bulk by person or post not accepted
4. The claims of all members of one family can be received for the
registration of names in electoral roll from any one member of the
family
5. Collective acknowledgment/receipt should be issued for the same
6. Incorrect or incomplete application should not be accepted.
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Procedure of receiving claims and objections
•
For special campaign days, ERO appoints Designated Officer
•
Written instructions given to the Designated Officer to remain
present at earmarked venue
•
Designated Officer/ BLO will maintain list in form 9, 10, 11 and 11A
Form 6,7,8, 8A.
for applications received in form _____________
•
Designated Officer/BLO write their recommendations on the
application received for claims/objections before sending to ERO
•
BLO writes comments on records submitted by the applicant for
proof of his age.
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Procedure of receiving claims and objections
•
Hearing on application of claim/objections commence after being
Form 9,10,11, 11A.
exhibited in form ___________for
7 days - Rule 16(b), RER 1960
•
During revision period, any claim/objection not lodged within the
ERO
specified period and in the given format is rejected by ____________
•
ERO specifies date, time and place of hearing of claim/objection in
the list
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Disposal of Claims/Objections and
application
•
Disposal of claims/objection:
• Is a duty of ERO
cannot
• AERO can be authorized. ERO __________be
absolved for any lapse.
• Records maintained and stored for the appeals
•
Verification of application can be done by any person/Government employee
Designated Officer/ Naib Mamlatdar/other Government employees
authorized by ERO such as BLO/
_______________________________________
•
Provisions for disposal of applications are covered under RP Act 1950 & RER
1960 & instructions of ECI
•
During continuous updation, deletion of name from the electoral roll only after
hearing the person
•
Application should be checked for all the columns properly filled and signed
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while receiving them.
Disposal of Claims/Objections and application
•
Part IV
Applicant must fill ____________
of form 6 for full details of
previous enrollment
•
EPIC Number should be clearly mentioned if the applicant is an EPIC
________
holder.
•
ERO can suo-moto delete the names of dead electors on the basis
of death certificates - Rule 21A, RER 1960
•
Due to Quasi-judicial process of verification of applications, the
related records should be maintained properly by BLO, AERO and
ERO
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Determination of Citizenship
Only citizens of India can be enrolled in the electoral roll
Onus of proof of citizenship lies on the applicant
Genuineness and authenticity of certificates/evidences
furnished should be duly verified
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Finalization of electoral roll after disposal of claims and
objections subsequent to draft publication
1.
Electoral roll should be amended for any mistakes/errors in
sections or details of other table
2. Map of Part area or legislative assembly constituency should be
amended
3. Preparation of first supplementary:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Handwritten manuscript for additions, deletions and corrections
Section wise manuscript for additions
Section wise supplementary list of deletions and corrections is not
necessary
Certified handwritten manuscript by ERO from which the data should
be entered
Verification by BLO, of checklist printed after the entry of data
Verification by BLO, of photo checklist also
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Publication of draft roll
Final publication of electoral roll after
disposal of claims and objections
Final publication of electoral roll is completed
with list of amendments in form 16 in the office
of ERO under rule 22 of RER 1960
Final publication of electoral roll also gets
published on website of CEO as directed by ECI
Not published on holidays.
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Enrollment of overseas electors
Overseas elector
•
An overseas elector is
- an Indian citizen absent from his place of ordinary residence in
India due to employment, education or otherwise
- has neither included his name in electoral roll nor has acquired
citizenship of any other country
•
He/she can register the name in the electoral roll from the part
area mentioned in his/her passport
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Enrollment of overseas electors
Procedure to register as elector
•
Under Section 20A of the R.P.Act,1950, every Indian citizen who has
not acquired citizenship of another country, can get his/her name
enrolled in the roll of the constituency of his place of residence in India
•
Any overseas elector who has completed the age of 18 years can
submit his application in form 6A either in person or by post to the
concerned AERO/ERO of the residential area mentioned in his
passport
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Enrollment of overseas electors
Role of BLOs
•
On instruction from ERO, verify the self attested copies sent by the
applicant
Distribution of EPIC to overseas electors
•
The electors overseas are not issued EPIC but use their passport
for their identification to caste a vote
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It's kind of fun to do the impossible
Walt Disney
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How is the electoral roll of
service voters updated
?
By enrolling eligible service voters who
• are 18 years of age or more
• have not applied for registration in previous years
• wish to change their earlier declaration to either become
service voters or to become ordinary voters
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What is Service Qualification
and Who is a Service Voter
?
Person belonging to any of the following has ‘Service’ qualification and
is referred to as Service voter
•
A member of armed forces of India
•
A member of force under the provisions of the army Act, 1950
•
A member of an Armed Police Force of State who is serving
outside that State
•
Employed under the Government of India in a post outside India
•
Wife of any members mentioned above who is ordinarily residing
with him
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What forms are filled to
become a Service Voter
?
Three kinds of forms for three different categories are filled to
become a Service Voter . These are :
Form 2 to be filled by all members of Armed forces
Form 2A to be filled by all members of Armed Police Force of
State serving outside the State
Form 3 to be filled by any person employed under the
Government of India posted outside India
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Where should the applicant
submit form in order to
become a service voter
?
At his designated Record Office or to his superior authority
128
Is it necessary for a person
with service qualification to
be registered as service
voter
?
Its not mandatory to be registered as service voter for every person
who has Service Qualification. He can enroll him self as ordinary voter
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Can a person enroll as
service as well as ordinary
voter at the same time
?
No, it is an offence
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Who verifies the application
and its details for enrolment
as service voter
?
There is a service voter’s record office and the Officer-in-charge there
checks the applications. This is forwarded to the concerned DEO and
then to ERO for enrollment
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How are the names of the
service voters arranged in
the last part of the roll
?
The names of the Service Voters are grouped together record-officewise
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What are the Roles of BLO
with regard to service voters
?
•
Take action for getting the Form 6 filled wherever necessary
•
Ascertain that person with service qualification have been staying at place of
residence for sufficient span of time to register him as ordinary voter
•
Fill form 6 for the children of all service voters eligible to be registered as
ordinary voters
•
Fill form 6 for the husband of a service voter to be registered as ordinary voter
•
Wife of service voter has a choice to either be registered as service voter or
ordinary voter
•
Should visit the units of service voters to ensure above.
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At which polling booth the
electoral roll of the last part
regarding service electors is
published
?
The electoral roll of last part regarding service electors is not
published on any polling booth but is available for inspection in the
office of ERO
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In which language is the list
of service voters printed
?
Printed only in English
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Don't just live the length of your life, live the width of
it as well
Diane Ackerman
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Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
Front Side of EPIC
5 cm
8.4 cm
FUSN
Elector’s Photo
Security
Hologram
Elector’s Name
Elector’s Gender
Elector’s Father/
Mother/ Husband’s
Name
Date of Birth
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Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
Back of EPIC
Elector’s
Address
EPIC Issuing Date
EROs Signature
Name & Number of
AC
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Some Key points
In case of change of residence, roll registration needs to
be changed but EPIC issued earlier remains valid
BLOs collect electors’ photograph from:
Onsite mode: Designated photography Location (DPL)
Offsite Mode: Getting from Form 8
Getting from Form 6
House of electors with the help of camera teams
Collected photographs are digitized and entered in
electoral roll database
EPIC is prepared from electoral roll database
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Some Key points
Only BLOs can distribute EPICs to the electors as directed by ECI
Undistributed EPIC should be handed over to EROs by BLOs without
fail
BLOs should take certain actions to avoid errors in the Photo Electoral
Roll:
Thoroughly check the checklist handed over by ERO/AERO
Verify/ compare the copy with the manuscripts/photographs
Sign every verified page
Verify the EPIC number on roll with that on the card
Oversee preparation of Mother roll and Supplements from the corrected database
for his/her Part
Attach verification certificate at end of the electoral roll
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Case Study
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Case 1
Mr. Ajay is a school teacher in village Fatehpur.
Instead of teaching during school hours, he goes to
distribute the EPIC cards. After 15 days he receives
show cause notice from his Head Office that why he
should not be suspended for being absent during the
teaching hours.
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Case 2
Nazma has filled Form-6 for addition of her name.
Her name is entered in the rolls and EPIC card
prepared accordingly and handed over to the BLO
for distribution. When BLO tries to hand over the
EPIC to Nazma, she outrightly refuses to take the
EPIC from the BLO on the grounds that the spelling
of her name in the card is incorrect. Instead of
'Nazma' with a 'Z' in between, it has been written as
as NAJMA with a 'J' in between. Nazma wants her
EPIC to be corrected and argues that she will not fill
up any more Forms again.
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Case 3
Mr. Naresh has rented a portion of his house to Mr.
Bhatt.
Mr. Bhatt fills Form-6 for inclusion of his name in the
voters list. His landlord Mr. Naresh writes an
application to the ERO that Bhatt 's EPIC card should
not be prepared at this address.
Now the ERO forwards the application to the BLO for
enquiry, What should the BLO do?
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Case 4
A BLO visits a house in his Part. At the time of his visit, the following members are
present:
Trivedi
Rameshbhai
Ramesh bhai
M-48
Trivedi
Kamlaben
Rameshbhai
F-45
Trivedi
Satish
Rameshbhai
M-23
Trivedi
Sudha
Rameshbhai
F-19
As per the BLO's existing Photo Electoral Roll record, against the name of Rameshbhai
and of Kamlaben EPIC No GJ/07/125/583120 and EPIC No. GJ/07/123/583121
respectively is shown. While against the name of Satish EPIC no. HCX/0058398 is shown,
Sudhaben has not been enrolled yet. At the time of verification Rameshbhai produces his
EPIC no. LJM/4853394, his wife produces EPIC No. LJM/485353584 and Satish produces
EPIC No. HCX/0058398. Their EPICs are original and entries are correct in all respects.
Upon inquiry Rameshbhai reveals that initially EPICs were issued to them during the year
2000 and the EPIC available with him and his wife is that one. They were later issued
another EPIC at the new address where they shifted in 2004. They have lost those EPIC
cards. The EPIC numbers entry shown against him and his wife are as per the EPICs
issued in 2004. They shifted to the present address in 2007. Now they want fresh EPICs for
all the four members of the family updated with age and address. Should the BLO
recommend new EPICs for them and do the needful?
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Case 5
During revision of electoral rolls a BLO visits a Mohalla/society.
(a)Few voters don't have their names in roll at the new residence
(b)Few have been enrolled in the roll but without photo image. Further,
against the names of each of them, EPIC numbers are reflected but
EPICs are not available for verification.
All are demanding latest EPICs. What should the BLO do?
Case 6
A BLO wants to resign from his services as a BLO. Should an ERO accept
his resignation? What should the ERO do?
146
Trust, but verify
Ronald Regan
147
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Cover Page of BLO Register
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150
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Booth Level Officers’ register helps keep the Electoral Rolls
updated and error free
BLO register is to be filled up afresh every year for Revision of
Rolls
BLO register comprises of two parts:
1. Annexure – 1
1. BLO can make corrections to confirm the existing entries of
electors which are listed household wise
2. In addition, birth date and telephone numbers are taken
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Annexure 1
153
Annexure – 2
1. Newly developed and under construction
areas/societies/apartments etc is entered here
2.Newly arrived/ newly eligible/left out electors of that part are
entered here
3. Household wise, population (total of voters and non-voters) and
gender ratio of that part are entered here
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Annexure 2
1. Newly developed areas/societies/apartments
155
Annexure 2
2. Newly arrived eligible electors
156
Annexure 2
3. Population and gender ratio of that part
Total number of households in this Part
157
Questionnaire for house to
house verification
158
Questions to be asked during House to House
Verification
1.
Is the section address correct?
2.
Is the Pin Code number correct?
3.
Whether elector's photo image is correct? (If it is wrong or not available
the correct photo is to be collected).
4.
Whether the EPIC number is correct? (This is to be verified from the
actual EPIC).
5.
Whether elector's birth date is shown? If not shown what is the correct
birth date? If birth date is not available, what is the age (verify birth date
with evidence and if not verifiable the “birth date” column should be left
blank).
6.
Whether the house number given by Nagarpalika / Maha Nagarpalika is
correctly noted? If no house number has been given by urban local body
then it need not be verified.
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Questions to be asked during House to House
Verification
7.
Whether the spelling of the name of the elector in local language/Hindi is
correct?
8.
Whether the English spelling of the name of the elector is correct?
9.
Whether the relationship mentioned in the roll is correct?
10.
Whether the gender is correct?
11.
Whether the age is correct as on qualifying date?
12.
Whether any names or all of the names of any/all family members have
been repeated in the part roll?
160
Questions to be asked during House to House
Verification
13.
Whether all the above particulars are correct for each and every member of
the family enrolled in that part?
14.
Whether anybody possesses more than one EPIC for the same elector? (In
such case the latest issued EPIC may be retained with the elector and the
EPIC number be verified with PER entry. EPIC/s issued earlier may be taken
back and deposited with the ERO).
15.
Whether name of any family member is required to be deleted on account of
death. (Obtain Form No.-7)
16.
Whether any or all members of the family have shifted? If they have shifted,
whether it is “with family” (WF) or “without family” (WoF). Obtain Form No.7
from WoF and issue notice on the spot. In case of WF, follow procedure for
Form 7/ Panchnama. Probable reasons of shifting should be mentioned.
17.
What is the telephone number of each voter enrolled in the family? If the
family prefers to give only one telephone number for all, take note accordingly
( Annexure-II).
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Questions to be asked during House to House
Verification
18.
Is there any member of the family who has turned 18 years on qualifying date and
is yet to be enrolled? (Give Form-6 and note in Annexure-II).
19. Is there any member of the family who has recently joined this household
on the grounds of marriage, employment, tenant etc? (Give Form 6 and
note in Annexure-II).
20. Are there any new societies, public building, public areas that have come
up since the last revision of rolls in the knowledge of the voter? If yes,
check whether there are voters living there, if yes then Form No.6 or Form
No. 8A as required may be given and details noted in Annexure-II.
21. What is the total number of members of the family including voters and
non-voters residing in the household?
22. Out of the total family members residing in the household (including voters
and non-voters) how many are male and how many female?
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Always remember you are unique, just like everyone else
Unknown
163
Booth Level Agents (BLAs)
BLAs are representatives appointed by the political parties under the direction
of Election Commission, to help BLOs in Electoral Roll Management
Informs
Election Commission
Appoints
Political Party
Booth Level Agents
Duties
- Assists people in filing claim/objection properly
- Remains present during the campaigns and help BLOs
- Verifies and conducts survey of the dead and shifted electors
- Understands and scrutinizes the electoral roll and points out
corrections, if any, during meeting with BLO
- Helps BLO in continuous updating of the electoral roll
164
National Voters Day
What is National Voters Day?
Election Commission of India (ECI) was established on 25th January, 1950
National Voters Day is celebrated on the founding day of ECI i.e. 25th January
every year
It was celebrated for the first time in January 2011, called “Rashtriya Matdata
Divas” in Hindi
165
Objective of National Voters Day
To ensure maximum enrolment of youth
To spread awareness amongst voters of their rights and duties
To create awareness amongst voters about the process of enrolment
To request the participation of voters in helping the Election Officers to
maintain clean and error free roles
To empower the youth and instill a sense of pride amongst them
To inspire youth to exercise their franchise
166
Role of BLO towards celebrating NVD
Responsible for conducting voters’ education activities
Identify and enroll all newly eligible (18+) electors
Ensure that error free EPIC cards are given to the electors
Distribute EPICs and badge - “Proud to be a Voter-ready to Vote” to the newly eligible
voters on 25th January every year
Administer the pledge to newly enrolled electors on NVD
Maintain a list of Higher Secondary Schools/Colleges/Higher educational
institutions in his Part Area for enrolling youth.
Locate and educate youth who do not go to such educational institutions and
impart education on enrollment and duties as a voter .
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The Pledge
“ We, the citizens of India, having abiding faith in democracy, hereby
pledge to uphold the democratic traditions of our country and the
dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections, and to vote in every
election fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of
religion, race, caste, community, language or any inducement.”
168
Checklist for BLOs for preparing
Electoral Roll
•
Keep all the details and information of his/her AERO and ERO
•
Ensure his/her presence in the training imparted to him/her on the
electoral roll
•
Understand each and every aspect of the electoral roll of the part given
to him
•
Study the checklist of actions to be taken during pre-revision, during
revision, post-revision and EPIC campaign period
•
Revision of rolls with qualifying date 1st January, 2012
• pre-revision
upto 30th September, 2011
• during revision
1st October, 2011 to 5th January, 2012
• post-revision
after 5th January, 2012
• EPIC campaign period during pre-revision & revision period 169
Evaluation of work done by BLOs
CEO/DEO/ERO/AERO evaluate BLOs by randomly
verifying the work with the checklist prepared by
Election Commission
The verification visits are informed in
advance
BLO is subject to the disciplinary control of the
Commission under section 13 CC of RP Act, 1950
Answerable for their acts, omissions
and commisions and liable for
punishment under section 32 of the
RP Act, 1950 for any misconduct
170
Checklist for the BLOs to help them track their
own work
171
In a gentle way, you can shake the world
Gandhiji
172
Certified copy of any part of electoral roll
Rolls are published/printed only at the time of revision
Draft Rolls
Final Roll
Certified copy of Roll can be
taken after final publication
from AERO/ERO.
Can be viewed online
Intervening period – Rolls are not published/printed but are updated online
Certified copy of Roll can be
taken after preparation of
manuscript from AERO/ERO
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Duties of Electoral
Registration Officers (EROs)
Duties
Responsibility
174
Select and appoint different levels
- BLO, Designated Officers,
Supervisors
Conduct proper training of these
personnel
Advertise revision program via
news papers, hand bills,
loudspeakers etc
Prepare work plan to complete
revision successfully
Arrange sufficient stationary and
forms
Provide free, to national and state
political parties 2 copies of PER –
1 printed copy 2 soft copy (pdf)
without photographs - Rule 11(c)
of ERR, 960
Rectify defects in electoral roll
with help of political parties
Display details of application in
formats 9,10, 11 & 11A
Receive claims and objections,
issue notices, inquire, hear and
decide
Prepare manuscript before
printing supplement.
Make final publication of PER
in format – 16
Add /delete names added or
omitted in electoral roll
inadvertently- Rule 21 and 21A of
ERR,1960
Prepare list of claims &
objections in English
Action to delete voter name
in cases of unserved non bailable warrant issued by any
competent court
Receive copy of clams/
objections with documentary
proofs and record details in
register ER-1 to 4
Delete electors name from
electoral roll if he doesn't come
after notice issued
Monitor work of AERO,
Supervisors, Designated
Oficers and BLOs
Record acceptance/ rejection and
reasons of the same of
claim/objection on every
application.
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Duty is what one expects from others
Oscar Wilde
176
Gram Sabhas and Role of BLOs
•
BLOs read out the list of the following to the sabha
- Addition of names
- Deletion of names
- Modification of names
Courtesy: http://www.indiatogether.org/2005/sep/wom-attend.htm
- Duplicate names
- Details of the households with more than 10 voters
•
The reading is done with an order issued under the signature of the
concerned ERO
The following details are covered in the order
Name of AC: ______________
Part
No.
Urban/
Rural
Date of
Gram
Sabha/ ward
meeting
Venue
of
Meeting
Time of
meeting
Name of the class
II
officer deputed by
ERO to attend
meeting
Designation of
class II officer
deputed by ERO
to attend meeting
Contact
number
of officer
deputed
BLOs
name
and contact
number
Remarks
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Reporting the meeting
BLOs submit a report on completion of the meeting in the given format
Report by BLO of Reading of Electoral Roll of Part in Gram Sabha/Ward Meeting
Sr.
No
Name of
Officer/
employee
deputed by
ERO to
attend
meeting
Address
of place
where
electoral
roll
reading
meeting
was held
Date of
meetin
g
Serial
number of
part or
parts of
electoral
roll/s read
in the
meeting
Number
of
persons
who
attended
the
meeting
Number of
persons
above 80
years of
age in the
roll
Number of
families
with more
than 10
persons
registered
as voters
in roll
Number
of dead
voters
in roll
Number
of
shifted
voters
Number of claims and
objections received up till
date of this meetings
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
11b
11
c
11
d
11
e
7
8
8A
6A
a
6
Signature of Talati
Name of Talalti
Village/Sehra:
Signature of BLO
Name of BLO
Designation
Part No : AC Name:
Signature of officer deputed
Name of Officer
Designation of Officer
Please note: This report is to be send directly to the Office of the concerned AERO, with a copy
marked to the concerned ERO
* List of names given in column 7,8,9,10 to be read out in the gramshbha
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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored
Aldous Huxley
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Knowledge on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)
Balloting unit is
in the voting
compartment
“Cu is managed
by Presiding/
Polling officer”
The machine has been devised by ECI in
collaboration with Bharat Electronics Ltd.
(Bangalore) and Electronic Corporation of
India Ltd. (Hyderabad)
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Advantages of Electronic Voting Machine
The voter can press the blue button
against his choice
Very useful in areas where people are not
literate
Four Ballot Units can be attached to it,
covering 64 candidates
Can record 3840 votes
Runs on battery, thus saves electricity
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• Can be helpful in preventing booth capturing as machine is
set to record only 5 votes in a minute
• Ensures the principle of 'one man-one vote' as the machine gets
locked once the button is pressed for a particular candidate
• The pace of poll is increased as the time taken in folding ballot
paper is saved
• It saves printing of millions of ballot papers further saving the
cost of printing, transportation, storage and distribution
• The counting can be done in 2 to 3 hrs against 30 – 40 hrs
taken in physically counting ballot papers
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DOs
• Read the EVM Manual carefully before operating the EVM
• Press the latches gently and only in the manner specified
• Protect the EVM from dust, heat, rain, fire and other such hazardous
environments
• Use Power pack specially supplied
• Remove Power pack from the Control Unit ONLY AFTER COUNTING
IS OVER
• Ensure that the covers of the compartments / Sections in the Ballot
Unit and the Control Unit rest properly on the plain surface when
opened
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DON'Ts
Do not
• exert undue pressure on latches, hinges etc.
• keep EVM near heater or other hot objects
• allow molten lac/sealing wax to fall on the EVM while sealing
• force open the covers or doors of various sections
• remove the Strip Seal until the Control Unit is on counting table
• remove power pack from the Control Unit used for poll
• force the connector fixed at the end of the Interconnecting cable into the connector of
Control Unit in the reverse direction
• pull the Interconnecting cable while disconnecting it from the Control unit without
pressing the spring type clips on the hood of the connector
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Let’s us be Team Players
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Thank You
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