It is mandatory for all adult citizens to register in electoral roll: CEO

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IMPHAL, Feb 22: The state chief electoral officer has advised all citizens of the state who has attained 18 years of age as on January 1, 2011 to register their names in the electoral roll.
An official statement of the state electoral officer said that as per under section-20A of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010 which has come into effect from February 10 this month, every overseas elector, i.e, Indian citizen who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to employment, education or otherwise, and has not acquired citizenship of any other country and who is not included in the electoral roll, is entitled to have his/her name registered in the electoral roll of the constituency in which his/her place of residence in India as mentioned in his/her passport is located.
The official statement further mentioned that, in terms of Rule 8A of the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960, every overseas elector whose place of residence in India is located in the state of Manipur who has completed 18 years of age as on January, 1, 2011 and is desirous of registering his/her name in the electoral roll of the constituency in which his/her place of residence as shown in the passport is located.
The statement further mentioned that, Form-6A alongwith guidelines for the applicants is given below. The claim application is Form-6A may be either submitted in person directly to the Registration officer by post alongwith the documents mentioned in Form-6A and the guidelines. When the claim application is sent by post, it should be accompanied by the competent official of the Indian Mission in the  country concerned.
The official statement further mentioned that, addresses of the  registration officers of each of the  60 Assembly Constituencies of the  state of Manipur can be seen on the website www.ceomanipur.nic.in.

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