Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju on Tuesday exhorted various departments dealing with students and welfare scheme beneficiaries to help them in registering new voters, who have turned 18-years-old so that 100% enrolment of eligible electors could be ensured.CEO Dr Raju accompanied by Additional CEO Amit Kumar was chairing a meeting of various departments including Technical Education, Employment Generation, Sports, Medical Education, Health and Family Welfare, School Education, Higher Education, Labour Department and Social Justice Empowerment etc at his office here.Notably, the CEO on December 21, had also constituted a three-member committee for identification of new voters. CEO Dr Raju said that these departments have all the data of young voters and if these departments join hands with the CEO office they could help in registering maximum eligible voters.
He directed the representatives of these departments to do maximum efforts to enrol maximum new voters.While assuring all kinds of support from the CEO office, Dr Raju said that they will depute Block Level Officers (BLOs) for each unit of focus so that new voters won’t face any hassle while registering their vote.He also directed these departments to provide data of people born between January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003, so that they can be captured and Electors Photo Identification Card (EPIC) could be made. He said that once all the data will be collected, it will be thoroughly screened and collated. Meanwhile, voters can also register themselves online using Voter Helpline Application available on Android and IOS.