PG Bhat
Jan 25 2016
NATIONAL VOTERS' DAY: FOR WHOM?
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PG Bhat
It's National Voters' Day. However, the real voter continues to suffer while the officials get rewarded for the work they did not do!
Aug 15 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - VOTER LIST
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PG Bhat
Have you checked and ensured that your name is included? PG Bhat says that around 4,00,000 voters might be denied voting rights this time, while duplicated records will continue to exist on rolls.
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Jan 14 2015
WEIRD NAMES IN BENGALURU VOTER ROLLS
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PG Bhat
If you want to vote in the Bengaluru municipality elections, do check your name on the voter roll. On the other hand, you might have erased someone else's record on voter list, while modifying yours. Not your mistake, anyway!
Apr 08 2014
ELECTIONS 2014
PG Bhat
Despite several alerts on the issue of problems created by poor quality software, voter rolls continue to have the same problems. Illegal deletions and modifications continue.
Nov 15 2013
DRAFT VOTER ROLL AUDIT
PG Bhat
The voter roll draft has improved, but there remain some inaccuracies and mistakes yet to be corrected. CEO's response is encouraging, says P G Bhat.
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Oct 22 2013
TEACHERS' CONSTITUENCY VOTER ROLL REVISION
PG Bhat
Only 10 days left to register in the voter list for Teachers' constituency. The final draft will be published in January 2014 for the Jun 2014 election.
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Sep 24 2013
DUPLICATE ENTRIES IN VOTER LIST
PG Bhat
Some of the voter records in Bangalore are duplicated within the same voter list, in some other voter list within the constituency, in other constituencies of the state or in other states.
Mar 12 2013
VOTER AND THE ROLLS - 9
PG Bhat
With 7.5 lakh voters enrolled themselves in the list, in December-January alone, there is steady progress. However the buggy process has not changed much.
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Feb 05 2013
VOTER AND THE ROLLS - 8
PG Bhat
Over 13000 voters with more than one wife and close to a hundred above the age of 120 - data extracted from the most recent voter lists released on 28th January reveal gross inaccuracies!
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Feb 04 2013
VOTER AND THE ROLLS -7
PG Bhat
The Chief Electoral Officer has published a new set of voters' lists for Bangalore on 28th January, 2013, but lakhs of legitimate voters are yet to find a place in the rolls
Jan 23 2013
VOTER AND THE ROLLS
PG Bhat
Election Commission has accepted almost 10 lakh new applications, identified about 12 lakh errors and deleted 65,000 duplicate records. That's encouraging, but...
Nov 19 2012
VOTER AND THE ROLLS-5
PG Bhat
The CEO of Karnataka disagreed with allegations that 30% of voter names were removed from the rolls in Basavanagudi. He is right - the deletions were close to 36.36%. He said "over 53,000 names" were added to the rolls - right again! 3,99,299 voters were added.
Nov 06 2012
VOTER AND THE ROLLS -4
PG Bhat
With over one million names deleted from the rolls of Bangalore districts alone, why is the onus on citizens to check if their name is on the rolls.
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Nov 02 2012
VOTER AND THE ROLLS-3
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PG Bhat
If you have voted in previous elections, have a voter ID card, and have not shifted your residence, still your name may have been deleted from the electoral rolls. Please verify and restore your name if deleted.
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Oct 25 2012
VOTER AND THE ROLLS -2
PG Bhat
The citizen needs to see the advantages of voting outweigh the disadvantages! Part 2 of a series of articles on the status of electoral rolls and what we can do to improve it.
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Oct 23 2012
VOTER AND THE ROLLS -1
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PG Bhat
Voter turnout is based on the number of voters enrolled. When the quality and completeness of electoral roll itself is suspect, what does it mean? Part 1 of a series of articles on the status of electoral rolls and what we can do to improve it.