The Election Commission India decided launch Special Drive 1st July this year for maximization of registration of eligible electors and removing the impurities in the rolls. Disclosing this Mr. V.K. Singh, Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab said that in tune with the theme of ‘No voters to be left behind’ the ECI has decided to utilise the period of continuous updation for maximisation of enrolment of young electors particularly 18-19 age group by launching a special drive.Mr. Singh said that during the campaign, which will be completed by 31st July 2017 new eligible electorates can submit Form 6 at EROs office or they can send the forms 6 by post or can submit the form online at National Voters’ Service Portal (NVSP) or this form can be submitted at Common Service Centres (CSCs).Chief Electoral Officer said that during this campaign BLO shall visit door to door of the households to collect Form 6 from the applicants, particularly 18-19 age group (extendable to 21 years of age) from 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017 (except the Special Campaign Dates). He said that a user can also fill the Form using mobile app. ‘The Voter Services mobile application’, available only on the Commission’s website. He said that new voters can also contact toll free No. 1950 which is linked with National and District Contact Centres to submit his/her application for making vote. BLO concerned will be arranged at his/her address for getting the Form filled.Mr. Singh further said that special Camps will be organized on two dates i.e. 9th July, 2017 and 23rd July, 2017 in the State in each polling station where Booth Level Officer will sit with adequate number of Forms 6, receive Forms from the applicants. He said that disposal of Forms 6 and Forms 7 (death cases), received during Special Drive will be done by 31st August, 2017. However, Forms 7 (other than death cases), Form 8 and 8A received during the period will be done only after the Special Drive. He said ECI has launched E.R.O net which would work as pilot project for the state of Punjab and Haryana.
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