IMPHAL, Oct 30: The Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur has published draft Photo Electoral Rolls (PER) with respect to January 1, 2011 as the qualifying date of all 60 (sixty) assembly constituencies of Manipur.
Following publication of the draft electoral rolls, the CEO appeal general public/electors and representatives of political parties to inspect/verify the draft Photo Electoral Rolls at the offices of the EROs/AEROs and at all the Designated Locations (Polling Stations) from October 30 to November 23.
A notification of the CEO said main feature of the current revision is that the Election Commission of India is allowing the representatives of recognized political parties called as Booth Level Agents (BLAs), to detect errors in the current Photo Electoral Rolls.
These BLAs, under the aegis of Booth Level Officers (BLOs) appointed by the concerned ERO will undergo Special Campaigns at the respective polling areas on November 7, 13 and 21, 2010. The CEO also asked all general public to extend all possible co-operations to BLOs and BLAs during their visits on campaign dates.
It further said one printed copy of the draft Photo Electoral Rolls of each assembly constituency will be made available by the concerned EROs and another copy in soft (CD ROM) will be made available by CEO’s office free of cost to the recognised national and state political parties from November 2, 2010. These parties may depute one representative to the EROs concerned and to CEO’s office for this purpose.