EC releases draft list, changes till Sept 25

Hyderabad: The Election Commission today released the fresh draft of electoral list followed by amendment to 2018 March voter list, according to information. And the number of voters in Telangana State is now put at 2,61,36,776.

The electoral draft release was issued at a time when CEO Rajath Kumar left for Delhi. With this the election commission speeded up the process of conducting the Assembly polls in Telangana. As per the fresh list the total number of voters is put at 2,61,36,776 who will exercise their franchise. The election commission has set the deadline of 15 days for changes, objections and suggestions if any in the list.

The people can seek the changes till Sept 25 and the election commission will issue the final list of draft rolls on October 8. It is most likely that the EC will issue a notification for the polls in Oct second week which paves way for conducting the elections in November last week. It may be said here that the EC has reduced time from Jan 1 next year to Jan 1 2018 for finalising the electoral draft to speed up the election process.