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CEO calls meeting with state poll machinery

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Srinagar, Jul 31: The state's chief electoral officer has called for a meeting with district officials for review of the electoral process.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar will hold a meeting through video-conferencing with the 22 district election officers and other poll staffers on August 02, according to an official order.

The meeting will review the electors’ verification programme, which allows residents to verify their names in the voters list, new registrations, changes in voter details and corrections in the voter ID cards, leading to overall revision and purification of the electoral rolls of the state, the order said.

Pertinently, the Election Commission (EC) had earlier said that it would decide on the dates of the Assembly polls in the state after the Amarnath Yatra ends on August 15.

It had said the poll panel had unanimously decided that "holding of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir shall be considered later in this year" and that the EC will keep monitoring the situation in the state regularly based on inputs from all necessary quarters, and will announce the election schedule after the conclusion of the Amarnath Yatra.

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