Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fence Eating Grass

In a meeting with representatives of Smart Vote on 10 November 2012, the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka (CEO) and the Commissioner of BBMP had welcomed the offer from Smart Vote in registering voters. Manohar called me at 1:40 p.m. I … Continue reading

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Apples and Rotten Apples

CEO, Andhra Pradesh, published a new set of voter lists in October. The list has not marked the deleted and added voter records. Dilip Sankarreddy from Hyderabad asked if I could compare the two versions and tell the added deleted voters. … Continue reading

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Concerned CEO

Times of India published a story today with a title ’11 lakh names deleted from voters’ list?’ The story stated that Shantala Damle, a social activist,  was shocked to see over 30% names  deleted from Basvanagudi constituency. The story has … Continue reading

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PIL with High Court, Karnataka

I reproduce a news item in Times of India. The situation is only worse with publication of newer version of electoral rolls on 5th November, which deletes another 3 lakh voters from the list. BANGALORE: The Karnataka high court on … Continue reading

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Voters turned OUT

Today’s headlines are happy about record 75% turnout in Himachal elections. In Karnataka voters will be turned out from booths and still can have high turnout. In the last post we discussed about CEO’s advertisement of 30 October claiming that … Continue reading

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Tryst with democracy – the CEO Way

The Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka, advertised on 30 October with a mocking header “Electoral rolls are being revised. Ensure that your name is in the Electoral Roll.” After deleting about one million names from the rolls of Bangalore districts alone, … Continue reading

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