Srinagar : On the Directions of the District Election officer Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, the District Election office on Wednesday organized several Outreach & Awareness activities under Systematic Voter Education Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Program in various Colleges and Schools of the District for sensitization and awareness of young eligible electors regarding their registration in the electoral rolls during upcoming Special Summary Revision (SSR) 2022 of electoral rolls, which will be held between 15th of September and 25th of October 2022.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, FazLulHaseeb presided over the programme at Government Degree College NawaKadal. While, Deputy District Election Officer, Srinagar, ShakeelHussainAkmali, Joint Commissioner, SMC, Syed AbulQasim, Chief Education Officer, Abdul MajidKohli, Deputy CEO Srinagar, Anjum Raja and other senior Officers attended the SVEEP related programmes at other Colleges and Schools of the District.
The Awareness programmes regarding voter registration were organized in Government Degree Colleges of the District including Women College, M.A Road, Women College, Nawakadal, Amar Singh College GogjiBagh, Degree College Bemina, Islamia College of Science & Commerce, Hawal.
Similarly, the various events under SVEEP program were also held in various Government Schools including GHSS Khanyar, GHSS Amirakadal, National High School, Karan Nagar, BHSS Zadibal, MLHSS Boys Nawakadal, BHSS Mujgund, BHSS Rawalpora and Government GHSS Soura.
The officers educated the young students of colleges and schools that many of them or their brothers & sisters at home might not be registered in the electoral rolls. This is the time when any one among them or any of their family member, who attains the age of 18 or more can be registered as an elector in the electoral rolls & can secure an EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card) for yourself.
The students were further apprised that they can submit Form 6 online or Offline for their registration in the electoral rolls. Young eligible citizens can visit Mobile App Voter Helpline or can apply through www.nvsp.in or you can visit nearest khidmatcentre to submit their form 6. They can also submit form to their local Booth Level Officer (BLO), an official deputed to all residential areas in the district for purpose of registration.
Moreover, the students were informed that for correction of particulars in the already registered electoral records or for shifting from one place to another place they can submit Form 8. Similarly, for deletion of name from the Electoral Roll in case of shifted or dead electors they can submit Form 7 online or offline.
Further, the students were updated that earlier for inclusion of name in Electoral Roll every year qualifying date was only 1st January, which means any young citizen who attained age of 18 on 1st January will get the opportunity to register himself or herself in the Electoral Rolls. But now the qualifying date has been upgraded to quarterly bases by the Election Commission of India, so that young voters can get the opportunity to be registered 4 times in a year. New qualifying dates are: 1st Jan, 1st April, 1st July & 1st of October.
The officers also informed the students that now young eligible voters as well as existing electorates can voluntarily share their adhaar details as well in their Form 6 and Form 8, linking of adhaar would mitigate the chances of duplicate voters & will help in improving the quality of electoral rolls.
The District election authority through all these activities educated students that If any of the young eligible elector faces any problem while applying for registration, they can approach designated offices of ERO/AERO Office or even can contact local BLOs for guidance. The students were assured that district election authority is always there to help every single citizen for getting benefitted from upcoming SSR-2022 & securing their electors photo identity card & right to vote.
The Students of these institutions actively participated in all the events and programs with full enthusiasm and assured the organizers that they will spread the message in the society and will get themselves and other eligible voters enrolled during the forthcoming Special Summary Revision beginning from 15 September, 2022.
While calling the students as the future of the nation, the speakers urged the students to disseminate this message to all. On the occasion, students were apprised about the importance of participation in the electoral process and the special focus was given on the first-time voters who became eligible by attaining the age of 18 years.