Jamshedpur: In a bid to prevent bogus voting during Parliamentary elections, East Singhbhum district administration has made a special mechanism to keep watch on each and every vote being cast in the election booths across the Jamshedpur constituency.
The deputy commissioner-cum-district returning officer Dr Amitabh Kaushal said the ‘ASD’ list (from the initials of Absent, Shifted, Dead) of voters will be made available in each and every booth to prevent bogus voting.
“The list will be there in the discretion of the booth level officers (BLOs) who will be able to verify whether anyone is going to cast vote in the name of someone else whose name has either been deleted on account of death or has been shifted to some other booth,” said the DC.
The DC said the district administration was trying every bit to ensure that no one is able to cast even a single bogus vote during the election. He said the ASD list will be made by the BLOs when they go about door to door distributing voter’s list.
The work of distribution of voter’s list will continue in the district from 5th April to 11th April. The persons receiving voter’s list will sign on a register carried by the BLO. The voter’s list will be given to family members or kin of voters in their absence, but anyone to anyone else, the DC said.
The DC held a meeting with the election duty staff of the administration today and directed them to get familiar with the geographical condition of the booth area. He also asked the officials to identify people who happen to stop voters from casting their vote.
The ordinary election observer of the district V Tulung today visited various election booths of Patamada and took stock of the facilities of water, power supply, ramp and other basic amenities at the booth. He was accompanied by the circle officer and other officials during his visit.