Shillong/Guwahati, November 22: The Election Commission is currently in the process of deleting names of people from the list, who are voters of both Assam and Meghalaya, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) F R Kharkongor said on Tuesday.
Dual voters have been reported from Assam-Meghalaya border districts, particularly Ri-Bhoi and Jaintia Hills districts. A special software is being used to identify the dual voters and then their names are being deleted from the voters list of Meghalaya, said Kharkongor, the CEO of Meghalaya Assembly elections are due in Meghalaya next year. The tenure of the current House ends on March 6, 2018.
Kharkongor said that names of 24 dual voters in Dadenggre constituency in West Garo Hills district have already been identified and deleted. He also said that those names were deleted after ascertaining them with the counterparts in Assam.
“The process will also follow in other border districts as well. It is a continuous exercise. We are in touch with Assam Chief Electoral Officer to compare the names and since it is photo electoral roll, it is easier,” he said.
In the meantime, the Election Commission is planning to felicitate Millennium Voters, those who would turn 18 on January 1 next year, in poll-bound Meghalaya during the National Voters Day on January 25. It would be done to welcome them to the democratic process of the country, Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer F R Kharkongor said.
“The Commission is coming out with a new concept of felicitating Millennium Voters. People who were born on January 1, 2000 and turn 18 next year will be felicitated during the National Voters Day,” Kharkongor said in a statement to the press.