In a significant development, the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Nikunja Kumar Dhal, has officially disclosed that the final voter list for the upcoming 2024 general elections in Odisha will be unveiled on January 5, 2024. This revelation comes as part of the comprehensive preparations underway to ensure a smooth electoral process in the state.
Mr. Dhal made this announcement following a meeting with representatives of all registered political parties in Bhubaneswar, emphasizing the urgency of creating an accurate and error-free voter list. The electoral timeline has been outlined as follows:
- Draft Voter List Publication:The draft voter list is scheduled to be made public on October 27, 2023. It will be accessible at the offices of all sub-collectors, allowing citizens to review and confirm their voter registration details.
- Complaint Period: From October 27 to December 9, citizens will have the opportunity to submit complaints regarding any anomalies or errors they identify in the draft voter list.
- Complaint Resolution: The official hearing of complaints is slated to take place by December 26, ensuring that any discrepancies are promptly addressed.
- Inclusion of Youth Voters: Special drives will be organized to add voters aged 18-19 to the electoral roll. These drives are scheduled for November 5, 11, 19, and 25. Booth-level officers will be available to assist the officials involved in these registration efforts.
This announcement underscores the commitment of the Election Commission in Odisha to uphold the integrity of the electoral process and to provide citizens with the opportunity to verify their voter information. Stay engaged and participate in this crucial democratic process by verifying your voter details during the designated period. Your voice matters, and it will play a vital role in shaping the future of Odisha.