Hyderabad, Sep 9: Clearing all hurdles for organising early assembly elections in Telangana, the Election Commission of India (EC) on Sunday announced that the final voter list in Telangana will be published on October 8, 2018. In wake of the premature dissolution of the state Assembly, the poll panel suspended the ongoing process of revision of electoral rolls and declared a new schedule for revision. According to a report by IANS, Telangana’s Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar said under the new schedule, the integrated draft electoral roll will be published on September 10.
According to the schedule announced earlier, all new voters who will complete the age of 18 on January 1, 2019, would be eligible to submit applications to include their names in the voter list.
According to reports, the claims and objections can be filed from September 10 to September 25 while the disposal of claims and objections will be taken up on October 4. Updating database and printing of supplement will be completed before October 7. It must be noted that October 8 will be the date for final publication of the electoral roll. This means that the elections may be held any time after this date.
On Thursday, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao dissolved the state Assembly, nearly nine months before its term was to end, to clear the way for early elections. The EC has indicated that the polls in Telangana could be held at the year-end along with four other states where elections are due.