SEC – Still Evasive Commission

I wrote that State Election Commission has not published the electoral rolls for BBMP Elections. They have, now. But alas! The documents are still CAPTCHA protected and are image files. We cannot search a record in the document. Average length of a document is 30 pages. We have to carefully scan records in these pages after we know the document to look for, which is not easy either. The part numbers for BBMP Elections are different from those for Assembly/Parliament Elections.

The page  gives links to Final Roll, Supplement 2 and Supplement 3. I guess that the Final Roll is a copy of the rolls published by CEO-KA on 05 Jan 2015 and the supplements reflect additions, deletions, and modifications since then. However, when we try Supplements 2 and 3 we get a message “We will be uploading shortly.” With exactly one month left for elections, I hope that shortly means a couple of days.

Facility to search by EPIC number or name is given. Try it out. Relative’s name, which is optional while creating voter record is mandatory in the query. While the query works, there is no help and may not be intuitive for a new user.

It is a sad state.

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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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