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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Maharashtra Electoral Rolls to Have Voters’ Photos as Well to Put Check on Impersonation

Various forms can be filled online on the website.

Updated: February 19, 2019 9:36 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Maharashtra Electoral Rolls to Have Voters' Photos as Well to Put Check on Impersonation
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Mumbai: For the coming Lok Sabha elections, electoral rolls in Maharashtra will have photos of all voters. This would help omit the possibility of impersonation, said a report on Tuesday. (Also read: Mamata Raises Questions on Timing of Pulwama Attack)

A daily quoted Additional Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra Dilip Shinde as saying that officials will ensure that the voters’ list in each election booth will have a photo against the voter’s name.

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The EC said that the voters who have not yet registered themselves for voting can still do so. As per information, new voters would be added to the list till about a week before the nomination will be filed.

For Maharashtra, a helpline number has been released, 1950, where all queries of voters would be answered.

For getting registered to vote, one just needs to visit and fill Form 6. Along with that, one would need to upload a coloured photograph, proof of age and proof of address.

For overseas voters, the form to be filled is 6A.  One can visit to check out the different forms available which can be filled online.

Meanwhile, putting an end to the seat sharing issue, ruling NDA constituents of Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena announced that they will be fighting the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra Assembly elections together.

While the BJP will contest 25 seats, Sena will fight in 23 constituencies in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Maharashtra has a total of 48 Lok Sabha seats.

Underlining that both Sena and BJP share the ‘same ideology’, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asserted, “We have been together for over 25 years because of our shared ideologies and spirit of nationalism. In 2014 elections, owing to certain reasons we had split, but later for the past nearly five years we are in alliance in Maharashtra and at the Centre.”

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