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Vote For Yourself

A new voter registration process is a big hit

Vote For Yourself
P. Anil Kumar
Vote For Yourself
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  • Enrolling as a voter by filling in a form, attaching a photograph and depositing it at a drop box has been a great success in Hyderabad.
  • As many as 4.2 lakh voters registered through drop boxes kept in public places since October.
  • As many as 3.01 lakh applications were collected from boxes placed in post offices. 1.2 lakh from shopping malls and petrol stations.
  • 1.9 lakh voter ID cards have already been delivered. The rest will be delivered by March 20.
  • Since the pilot project in Hyderabad has been successful, it can be tried in other parts of the country.

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Getting enrolled on the voter's list in Hyderabad has become that much more simple. The credit lies with the Election Commission (EC), which introduced the people-friendly drop box system under the jurisdiction of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). The system, the first of its kind in the country and introduced as a pilot project in...
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