Kohima, Oct 28: The state election department of Nagaland has unveiled the draft photo electoral roll, revealing that the state has a total of 12,97,573 electors.
This draft electoral roll encompasses 59 out of the 60 Assembly constituencies, with revisions suspended for the Tapi seat due to an upcoming bye-election scheduled for November 7.
According to Chief Electoral Officer Vyasan R, the draft roll for the year 2024, excluding Tapi, comprises 7,827 service voters, 6,51,041 male electors, and 6,46,532 female voters.
The process of filing claims and objections began on the day of the draft’s release and will continue until December 9. To facilitate this, special claims and objection camps are scheduled to be held at all polling stations on November 3, 4, 17, and 18. Citizens have multiple options for filing their claims and objections. They can approach the concerned Booth Level Officer or contact the AERO and ERO for assistance.
Forms are available for download on the official website of the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the website of the Chief Electoral Officer in Nagaland. Furthermore, online applications can be submitted through voters.eci.gov.in, and a mobile app named VHA (voter helpline app) is available for download on both Google Play Store and Apple’s app store.
Vyasan informed the public that the draft photo electoral rolls for 2024 are accessible on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer in Nagaland, with separate URLs for General Electors and Service Electors.
The final photo electoral roll for the state is slated to be published on January 10, 2024. The process reflects the continuous efforts to maintain an accurate electoral roll and ensure that the democratic rights of the citizens of Nagaland are upheld.