JAMMU, November 25: After the completion of the delimitation exercise in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission of India has ordered pre-revision activities in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on June 10, 2022, which will mainly consist of re-sampling of the existing mapping. work was involved. Electoral Rolls after delimitation of 90 constituencies from 83 pre-delimitation constituencies as per the order of the Delimitation Commission, Rationalization of Polling Stations and Consolidation of Electoral Rolls.
On completion of post-delimitation follow-up and pre-revision activities, the Commission ordered Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, with reference to 01-10-2022 as the qualifying date.
As per the schedule notified by the commission, the draft rolls were published on 15th September 2022. 613 new polling stations were added to the draft roll, resulting in a total of 11370 polling stations for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The total number of voters in the draft voter list was 7586899, out of which 3948525 were male voters, 3638262 were female voters and 112 were third gender voters. A total of 39192 voters were marked as PWD and 1226 as marked voters. The photo coverage in the electoral roll stood at 99.99% as compared to 96.81% during the last publication 2019. The Sex Ratio of the Draft Electoral Roll was 921 as compared to the Census Sex Ratio of 914 as per the estimated population. The voter population ratio of the draft voter list was 0.52.
The thrust of the Commission under the leadership of Chief Election Commissioner Shri. Rajeev Kumar has achieved positive results on the registration of youth voters as well as marginalized sections of the society including disabled, third gender, women etc.
The claims and objections were accepted from September 15, 2022 to October 25, 2022 i.e. for a period of 40 days. After this, 15 days time was given till November 10, 2022 for disposal of all claims and objections.
A record 1140768 claims were received through Form-6 for inclusion of names in electoral rolls across the UT during this period. Out of these 1128672 claims were accepted and only 12096 claims were rejected. This included 301961 claims to be in the 18-19 age group. A total of 412157 requests for deletion were received, out of which 358222 were accepted and 53935 were rejected.
This resulted in a net increase of 772872 voters in the final electoral roll, i.e. a net increase of 10.19% in registered voters on the draft rolls.
There are a total of 8359771 voters in the final voter list, out of which 4291687 are male, 184 are third gender and 4067900 are female. The Voter Population Ratio has increased from 0.52 to 0.58 during this SSR. The sex ratio of the final voter list has increased from 921 to 948.
It was the first time in the history of J&K that more than 11 lakh names were included in a single SSR period.
Altogether 772872 voters i.e. more than 10% draft voters is a milestone as the best ever figure even in an election year SSRs were less than 2 lakhs.
The sex ratio has shown a significant increase of 27 points and stands at 948, which is much higher than the census sex ratio of the UT. Overall voter population ratio has increased by 6% taking it from 52% to 58%.
Photo coverage in the electoral roll was maintained at 99.99%, indicating that no new entry has been allowed in the electoral roll without a proper photograph. There are 57253 marked PWD voters in the final voter list, which is 46% more than the draft roll.
Though the Special Summary Revision-2022 ends with the publication of the final electoral roll in the UT on November 25, 2022, the process of continuous updating will continue and any eligible citizen who has been left out of the electoral roll can apply . Modes of Registration, i.e. online through NVSP Portal, Voter Helpline APP, Voter Portal or offline by applying to the concerned ERO. With the implementation of four eligibility dates as part of the commission’s electoral reforms, the eligibility date will be updated after December 31, 2022 to January 1, 2023, paving the way for registration for all young citizens who have attained the age of 10 years. attained the age of one year. 18 years between 1st October 2022 and 1st January 2023.