Speaking to presspersons here on Wednesday, he said that those who have been issued an election photo identity card can verify if their names are found on the voters' list by visiting the website of the Chief Election Officer, Bangalore, on www.ceokarnataka.kar.nic.in
Additional DC Dayanand said that using the EPIC ID card number, one can verify whether their names are found in the voters’ list.
If there was no EPIC ID card number, then one can verify the names by writing the name, father’s name, and constituency name.
Taking note of several complaints from people that their names did not figure in the voters' list in the recently concluded elections to urban local bodies, the DC said mere possessing of EPIC is no guarantee that one can vote in elections. The final voters’ list for Dakshina Kannada district has been published. “People have to verify if their names figure in the latest list.
Voters can also do so at the respective offices of the block level officer, village accountants, taluk offices, offices of the assistant commissioner and Mangalore City Corporation,” he added.
In case the names of voters missing from the list, people can get in touch with the respective offices and seek inclusion of their names using form 6 under the continuous updation of the voters' list.
The citizens can also register their name online in the chief election officer’s website, he said and added that names can be included in the voters’ list till the submission of nominations for the coming Assembly elections.
Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr K N Vijayaprakash said that awareness drive will be held across the districts. A campaign to motivate the citizens especially youth and women will be organised in the district. Handbills will be distributed in colleges, hostels, educational institutions, hospitals, malls, government offices, bus shelters to create awareness among the general public. Stickers with slogans on the need to exercise their franchise will be pasted on the buses and autorickshaws.
Theatres will be asked to show the slide on the need for exercising franchise and enrolling their names in the voters’ list.
The DC said that as all the citizens can not visit the website to verify their names in the voters’ list, a help desk will be started in every gram panchayat, TMCs, town panchayat, tahsildar’s office and Mangalore City Corporation. The official in charge of the help desk will guide the citiznes.
MCC Commissioner Dr Harish was present.