Disappointed voters return without voting

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The voters’ list is a record maintained by the Election Commission of all citizens who have the right to exercise their franchise and are eligible to vote.

PUNE: People voted on Monday to elect a new state government and there were many first-time voters across the city. 

However, some voters had to return home disappointed, without casting their vote, since their names were missing from the official voters’ list.

The voters’ list is a record maintained by the Election Commission of all citizens who have the right to exercise their franchise and are eligible to vote.

A 62-year-old resident of Clover Village Wanawadi, a voter of Pune Cantonment constituency, was unable to vote as his name was missing in the voters’ list. He said, “I have never faced any problem till now and always voted except this Lok Sabha election as I was on a family vacation. However, this time my name is missing from the list while my other four family members have their name on the list.”

ANOTHER VOTER FROM
Kothrud Balu Shinde was denied his right to vote for wearing spectacles.

“I was not wearing glasses in the photo on my voters’ ID card but I have to use them now. So I was not allowed to enter the polling booth for this silly reason,” Shinde said. Even after arguing with officials about the same, Shinde could not exercise his right to vote.

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