As a result of intensive efforts made in the last two years to clean up the electoral rolls in Telangana, a total of 22,02,168 dead, duplicate, and shifted voters have been removed from the list.
As many as 4,89,574 of these voters are from the GHMC and surrounding areas. Further 2,47,756 dead voters have also been deleted from the electoral roll this year, an official press release said on Wednesday, 4 October.
A lot of work went into detecting and making corrections to entries in the efforts to clean up the electoral rolls.
Multiple rounds of house-to-house surveys and verifications were taken up and 14,24,694 corrections of entries were conducted in the electoral rolls this year, compared to the average of 2-3 lakh corrections annually.
After the completion of the second special summary revision of the electoral rolls, the final voter list was published in all 119 Assembly constituencies on Wednesday.
The number of electors in the final roll is 3,17,17,389, of whom 1,58,71,493 are male, 1,58,43,339 are female, and 2,557 belong to the third gender.
There are 15,338 service electors and 2,780 overseas electors. There was a net 5.8 percent increase in the number of electors since January 2023.
In the process of publication of the final roll, applications received before 19 September were disposed of. As a result, from the date of draft publication of the rolls till 28 September, 17,01,087 additions, 6,10,694 deletions and 5,80,208 corrections of entries were carried out.
Since the roll was frozen on 28 September to enable the generation of the final list and printing, 57,617 applications received prior to 19 September 2023 could not be disposed of before the freezing of the roll.
However, all these applications have now been disposed and such eligible voters will be able to vote in the upcoming assembly elections.
The gender ratio of the electoral roll has improved from 992 on 5 January to 998. The gender ratio in the 18-19 age group has improved from 707 to 743.
There are 4,43,943 voters who are above 80 years of age, and 5,06,493 PwDs. The number of third-gender voters has increased to 2,557.
Voter list updating to continue
Though the final roll has been published, the exercise of continuous updation of the electoral roll will continue.
All eligible persons (those who have completed 18 years of age on 1 October and who are otherwise eligible, but could not make an application for enrolment earlier, have once again been requested to apply for inclusion in the rolls.
Meanwhile, all citizens have been requested to check their enrolment details, like the polling station they are attached to, by logging on to voters.eci.gov.in or through the Voter Helpline App (VHA).
In case of any mistakes in enrolment details, the elector can apply for correction using form 8, online or on VHA or through the BLO.
All pending claims and objections would be disposed of in time, the authorities have said.
They further urged those eligible citizens who had not applied yet to file their application for new enrolment or for shifting.
These applications can be filed up to 10 days before the last date of filing nominations. All applications can be filed through voters.eci.gov.in or the VHA, or by contacting the BLO.
In case of any complaints, citizens have been requested to contact the voter helpline 1950 of the ECI.