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Corrections to be made only in front portion of voter ID cards (Vidhan Sabha elections-2013)

3rd May 2013   ·   0 Comments

Office of Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer has issued guidelines for rectifying voters ID cards. Corrections will be made only in the front portion of voters ID cards. The entries on the front portion of ID cards, which will be corrected, include name (Hindi, English), gender & date of birth, illegible numbers on EPIC cards, wrong hologram and photo.

According to CEO office, no correction will be made in the back portion of EPIC cards. No fee will be charged for correction in voters ID cards issued within a year. Rs. 25 will be charged for correction in voters ID cards issued before one year. For issuance of duplicate, Rs. 25 and damaged card will have to be deposited. The same fee of Rs. 25 will be charged for issuance of duplicate against missing EPIC card for which the applicant will have to submit copy of missing report filed with the police.

Any voter of Vidhan Sabha constituency can visit voters facilitation centre at tahsil office for obtaining duplicate voters ID card. Voters can submit EPIC card-related forms at the centres. Voters can submit Form-6 for inclusion of names in electoral rolls and issuance of new EPIC cards, Form-7 for getting names deleted from electoral rolls and Form-8A for getting name transferred from one place in Vidhan Sabha constituency to another.

Chief Electoral Officer Shri Jaideep Govind has urged voters to use website of the office facility and elicit information about inclusion of their names and addresses. Voter can search his name in electoral roll by number of his EPIC card. If a voter’s name does not appear in the lists by feeding card number, he will have to get his name included by filling up Form-6. Time of 15 days has been given to all centres for inclusion of names. Voters Facilitation Centres remain open from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm on working days. He has also urged youths who have turned 18 years of age as on January 1, 2013 to get their names included in electoral rolls.


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