Prashant A Centre for Human Rights, Justice and Peace
Post Box No. 4050, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 009, Gujarat, India
Tel. : +91 (079) 66522333, 2745 5913 . Fax : +91 (079) 2748 9018
5th September, 2013
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Greetings from Prashant!
General Elections in the country are expected to be held anytime between January and early May 2014.
The Election Commission (EC) is about to begin another ‘Revision of the Electoral Rolls’, all over Gujarat. This will begin from tomorrow (September 6th 2013) and will last for one month upto October 5th 2013.
According to the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat Ms. Anita Karwal “names of the voters, who will turn 18 before January 1, 2014, will be included in the revised voters list.”
Further, mere possession of the Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) does not enable a voter to cast his / her vote in the elections. It is absolutely necessary to be registered on the rolls as a voter.
Names of fresh applicants will reflect on the Electoral Rolls on or after January 6th, 2014 and these applicants will also receive the EPIC sometime after that date.
We therefore urge one and all, in the interest of democracy to ensure that your name, the names of the people you work with (specially the poor in the villages and the slums) are registered on the Electoral Rolls during this month. If there are any changes to be made regarding your name, address etc, kindly do that too! Please check first ONLINE if your name is on the Electoral Rolls.
By September 10th, we will be revising our handout “Citizens’ responsibilities and the forthcoming elections in Gujarat”. Do make sure that you receive a copy of it and also do share it with others.
In the meantime, we request that you to visit the website of the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat www.ceo.gujarat.gov.in wherein you will find complete details of the process regarding the revision of the Electoral Rolls.
Please get back to us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any query or if you need any specific help regarding the revision of the Electoral Rolls.
With warm wishes,
Fr. Cedric Prakash sj