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Names missing from voters list
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Jun 7(NPN):
Published on 8 Jun. 2011 1:00 AM IST
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While focus had been on technical hitch in the software and batteries of cameras in the ongoing Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC), serious problems have arisen especially in Dimapur in the electoral rolls.
In particular, scores of voters under Dimapur-I assembly constituency who had gone for photography were shocked to find their names missing from the electoral rolls.
It was pointed that they had their names in the electoral rolls with which they voted in the 2008 assembly elections and 2009 Lok Sabha elections.
This time, they found that both their names and their house numbers were missing from the rolls.
Complainants were shocked that enumerators literally gave the go-bye to several houses, located at Circular road and not in some obscure area.
It was also pointed out while names of many genuine voters were missing from the rolls, in some cases, the number of voters far exceeded the capacity of the building to house that many number of people shown as voters.
The problem was also reported in Supply Colony under the same constituency where colony members held a marathon meeting on Sunday to deliberate on the matter.
Sources said the colony chairman alleged that out of around 6000 voters registered in the previous electoral rolls, after revision, only 900 were entered while the names of the remaining 5000-odd voters were missing from the rolls.
It was also alleged that in Industrial area and sub-jail colony names of many non-Naga voters were found missing from the electoral rolls.
One voter whose name was missing from the electoral rolls felt that the Election Department and the District authorities ought to hold those enumerators accountable for failing to do their job.

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