Chhattisgarh State Election Commission Voter List Enrty Essential Rules Announced for Municipal Elections

It is mandatory to have the name in the voter list of the assembly election to get the name registered in the voter list of the State Election Commission.
To vote in the urban body elections, add your name within the given time period
Important amendment in Chhattisgarh Municipality Election Rules
Information given in training organized by Chhattisgarh State Election Commission
Deputy District Election Officer and Master Trainer of Durg, Raigad and Bemetara districts attended

Raipur, 14 July 2021 The training program of Deputy District Election Officers, Registration Officers and Master Trainers was organized in the office of Chhattisgarh State Election Commission "Nirvachan Bhawan". Thakur Ram Singh, while addressing the participants from Durg, Raigad and Bemetara districts in the training, said that new rules and provisions have to be followed in the general elections and bye-elections to be held in various urban bodies of the state, so all the participants are to follow these closely. Study the rules, so that there is no chance of any kind of error.

Important amendments in the Chhattisgarh Municipal Election Rules, 1994
During the training, Deputy Secretary Dr. Santosh Kumar Devangan told that now only the names of such persons can be entered in the voter list to be prepared for the election of urban bodies, whose names are included in the voter list prepared by the Election Commission of India for the assembly elections. He said that according to the notification dated 15 January 2021 of the Urban Administration and Development Department, Rule 3-C of the Chhattisgarh Municipal Election Rules, 1994 has been added and sub-rule (1) of Rule 5 has been amended.

What are Forms A, A-1, B and C?
Dr. Santosh Kumar Devangan said that in the past, during the claim/objection after initial publication, their applications were taken for adding names even if their names were not there in the updated electoral rolls of the Election Commission of India, but only those eligible persons after the amendment. Those whose names are there in the electoral roll of the Election Commission of India but their name has been missed in the initial publication and their name has been shown in the wrong ward. For this, applications will be accepted under Format-A. He said that after amendment in Rule 5, Form A(1) has been added. In this, applications will be taken from such persons whose names are not in the electoral roll of the Election Commission of India earlier, but their names are registered in the electoral roll of the Election Commission of India from the date of initial publication of the claim / objection to the last date of settlement of the claim / objection. have been done. It may be noted that applications in Form A(1) can be submitted only to the Registration Officers/Assistant Registration Officers. Along with this application, documentary evidence related to enrollment in the electoral roll of the Election Commission of India such as the order of the registering officer or the EPIC card issued will have to be submitted. Similarly, the name of the applicant concerned can be entered only after entering the order date EPIC number in the software in the format (A-1). Before adding the name through Form (A-1), it will be the responsibility of the concerned registering officer to ensure that the name of the applicant concerned is registered in the electoral roll of the Election Commission of India. Simultaneously, applications for amendment of entries in Form B and deletion for various reasons in Form (C) can be submitted. Applications in Forms A, B and C will be accepted by the authorized staff at the polling stations.

It is necessary for the general public and political parties to be aware of the provisions of the amendment.
Instructed the participants involved in the training program that it is very important for the general public to know about the amendment made in the provision, so give adequate publicity to it in their respective districts. Also make the political parties aware of the amendment related provisions. State Election Commission The Deputy District Election Officer and Master Trainer trained in the concerned districts will adequately train all the concerned Registration Officers/Assistant Registration Officers/Authorised employees in the respective districts regarding the provisions relating to amendment of electoral rolls in the Chhattisgarh Municipal Election Rules. Instructions were issued in the meeting that while preparing the electoral roll, special care should be taken while dividing it into wards so that errors do not occur, for this, field work will have to be done promptly. To be prepared only through software developed by the State Election Commission. In this regard also, instructions were given to ensure adequately trained data entry operators and necessary arrangements ahead of time.

It is noteworthy that general elections are to be held in Municipal Corporation Bhilai Charoda and Municipal Council Sarangarh and Municipal Corporation Raigarh in Raigad district, Nagar Panchayat Utai in Durg district and Municipal Council Bemetara and Nagar Panchayat Than Khamharia in Bemetara district.