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SEC orders repoll in Drugmulla, Hajin-A DDC constituencies

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Jammu: State Election Commission (SEC) Wednesday announced that repoll in District Development Constituencies (DDCs) Drugmulla (Kupwara) and Hajin-A (Bandipora) shall be held on December 05, 2022.

Pertinently, the counting of these constituencies was withheld by the Election Authority and subsequently through an order, the voting in these constituencies was declared void and it was ordered that a re-poll shall be held in both the constituencies by drawing the list of eligible candidates.

The Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) Drugmulla, in terms of rule 21 (A) of Registration of Electors Rules 1960) had deleted the name of one elector, Sumaiya Sadaf ab-initio from the Panchayat electoral roll of Halka Badergam on December 21, 2020, after complaint against her citizenship status and subsequent inquiry into the matter revealed that she has entered wrong information in Form-6 during her registration as an elector, an official press release informed.

It said similarly the Electoral Registration Officer Hajin-A ,had ab-initio deleted the name of one elector Shazia Begum from the Panchayat Halqa Sidunara-A for entering wrong information in Form-6 during registration as an elector.

The DDC constituency Hajin-A has a total electorate of 15,351 (8,039 males and 7,312 females), having 57 polling stations and a total number of 12 polling locations.

In DDC constituency Drugmulla (Kupwara) there are 32,845 electorate, comprising 16,688 males and 16,157 females with 42 polling stations and 24 polling locations, the press release informed.

The Commission has also informed about the postal ballot scheme for migrant voters, for which they can apply to ARO (Migrant) upto November 21, 2022 to avail this facility. Apart from that migrant voters can also vote in three  special poll stations set up  at Jammu (2) and Udhampur(1)  for the re-poll.

The timing of re-poll is 7am to 2pm.

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