The Election Commission of India will undertake the activity of revision of electoral rolls with reference to January 1 of the coming year as the qualifying date as per their existing policy in later part of each year, in accordance with provisions contained in Manual on Electoral Roll, 2016 along with subsequent instructions.
The Schedule for the revision is – Rationalization/Re-arrangements of Polling Stations, Removal of discrepancies of DSEs and EPICs (The DSE within part to be removed by 31.08.2020). and Recasting of Section/Parts and Finalization of proposed restructuring of section/part boundaries location of polling stations and getting approval of list of polling stations from August 10, 2020 to October 31, 2020.
The Preparation of Supplements and integrated draft roll will be done on November 15, 2020 and the integrated draft electoral roll will be published on November 16, 2020.
The period for filing claims & objections is November 16, 2020 to December 15, 2020, which will be disposed off by January 5, 2021.
The Special campaign dates, i.e 02 Saturdays and Sundays with claims and objection period will be prescribed by the CEO.
The activity of rationalization of Polling Stations will also be done after 100% physical verification of the polling station locations and the relevant parts of the electoral rolls. The Commission, in view of Covid-19 pandemic has decided to take some precautionary measure in conducting the exercise to avoid the spread of disease.
The Commission has directed that reorganisation or re-arrangements of Polling station in non-polling stations can be done by undertaking Table Top exercise, taking into consideration maximum number of electors that can be assigned to a Polling Station. Physical verification be conducted only in those cases where polling stations has been set up in damaged or in dilapidated condition.