Voter AAA, son of OOO

Expectant parents debate over what to name their baby when it arrives. For innovative names, I suggest the electoral rolls of Bangalore. There are about 2,000 records with names like ABC, XYZ, AAA, EEE, OOO, etc. XYZ is the top favorite, with about 400 entries. See the sample images below, snipped from CEO-KA website by searching for voter records.


This is not a new error and has been reported to CEO-KA more than an year ago.

As per schema published by ECI, relative’s name can be blank in a voter record. There are thousands of records with blank relative names, which is acceptable. But, entering absurd strings in place of a name is not funny.

This kind of errors are easy to find and fix. If only CEOs, CEO-KA in particular, care about quality of electoral rolls.


About pgbhat

A retired Naval Officer and an educationist. Has experience with software industry. A guest faculty at different institutes and a corporate trainer with software development companies.
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2 Responses to Voter AAA, son of OOO

  1. nageshramiah says:

    PG, Don’t you think some kind of punitive action has now become necessary? CEOs are well ensconced in their warm chairs and only some kind of criminal proceedings seem to be an answer. Affly, Nagesh


  2. pgbhat says:

    As per ECI rules, only ECI can take action on their officers. The worst offenders are CEOs of Delhi and Karnataka. They were given President’s award, recommended by ECI, for excellent performance. In their respective websites you can see them receiving the awards and grinning while the CEC is applauding. Some news papers and TV channels carried the stories of poor quality of ERMS. Scores of prominent citizens agree with the need to improve the ERMS. I have written to PM, Min of Law, CJI, MLAs and some ministers of Karnataka, met some of them … We approached HC Karnataka twice.

    I welcome any help to improve the system.


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