Monthly Archives: April 2014

Some update

1.  moneylife has published an article I wrote summarising the core problems with electoral rolls of Bangalore. 2. Deccan Herald reports, “He [Dr. Quraishi] said the electoral roll in Bangalore was always in a mess despite the City being the IT … Continue reading

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Lean Electoral Rolls of Maharashtra

In a statement to Moneylife Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra has defended mass deletion of 50 lakh voters from electoral rolls of Maharashtra,telling that it was publicised and the voters should have objected if there were incorrect deletions. ERO Handbook, published … Continue reading

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Joke of the Year

Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka is quoted in Bangalore Mirror, stating, “…the responsibility in making an error free and clean electoral roll lies more with voters.” I hope this was only a joke from CEO-KA.

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BBMP: Waste Management and Electoral Roll Management

Dakshina Kannada had 76.6% turnout as per news reports. The same CEO, but a different DEO and EROs. CEO-KA is unable to get good work from BBMP staff. The rolls maintained by BBMP have large % of voters who have … Continue reading

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Voters Turned-out

I gave the following text to Times of India, which is also in a mail I sent to ECI and CEO-KA: Typical reactions about reportedly poor voter turnout in Bangalore on 17 April 2014 have been: People who have migrated to … Continue reading

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Election Day: Who’s Apathy?

Seeing long queues at polling booths at 0700 is gratifying. By 0715 I got a few calls from young people that they have already cast their votes. I visited a few booths within 5 km from my home. The political … Continue reading

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Correct Your Voter Records and Get One Free

In Karnataka, if your voter record has wrong data and wish correct the details online, good luck! CEO-KA will gift you another vote absolutely free – but by disenfranchising another innocent voter. Pankaj Lal and Gayatri Lal wanted to correct … Continue reading

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