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Voter registration drive gets encouraging response

  • Voter registration drive gets encouraging response

    Summary: VOTERS’ registration drive, which is being carried out by the district administration, has received an encouraging response from the youths with number of fresh applicants crossing 90,000 on Saturday. The campaign was started on July 1 this year in which colleges were targetted in order to register fresh voters. As part of the drive to register voters with special emphasis on youngsters, the administration has registered over 46,000 voters in the age range of 18-21 years. “A total of 2 lakh voter enrollment forms has been distributed among the students of these colleges. Since most of the colleges have started late, we will get more response in August than we did in July,” said Singh.

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    About 15,000 new voters were registered on Saturday. About 15,000 new voters were registered on Saturday. VOTERS’ registration drive, which is being carried out by the district administration, has received an encouraging response from the youths with number of fresh applicants crossing 90,000 on Saturday. As part of the drive to register voters with special emphasis on youngsters, the administration has registered over 46,000 voters in the age range of 18-21 years , As Reported By IE.

    According to the Newspaper,As per voters list, there were 70.9 lakh voters in the Pune district by the end of December 2016. The fresh registrations will be added to this number. The campaign was started on July 1 this year in which colleges were targetted in order to register fresh voters. On Saturday, approximately 15,000 voters were registered, out of which about 7,000 are in 18-21 age group. The campaign will continue till August 31 after the Election Commissioner extended the deadline, which was earlier pegged at July 31.

    Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/voter-registration-drive-gets-encouraging-response/


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