India has 2.49 lakh voter aged above 100 years: Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar
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According to the Chief Election Commissioner of India Rajiv Kumar there are 2.49 lakh voters aged above 100 in India and 1.80 crore voters are over 80 years of age.
He was speaking after flagging off a bicycle rally in Maharashtra's Pune city on 9 November 2022 to create an awareness about voter registration as part of the national level launch of a special summary revision of the voters' list.
He also mentioned the first voter of Independent India Shyam Saran Negi who died at the age of 106 years after casting his postal ballot for the forthcoming Himachal Legislative Assembly election.
What is Special summary revision of voters list?
Election commission of India prepares the voters list of eligible Indian citizens who are 18 years or above of age.
Any eligible citizen who has attained the age of 18 years on 1 January of that year (for this year it will be 1 January 2022) can enrol himself/herself as General Voter by filling form number 6.
To include anyone who has been left and not included as a voter, are included through the Special Summary Revision initiative.
The Election Commission of India conducts Special Summary Revision to enrol unenrolled eligible citizens during the month of Oct-Nov every year.
This year the Special Summary Revision of electoral rolls with reference to January 01, 2022 as qualifying date, will start from 01.11.2021.
Important points to Know
Whenever an election takes place, a public holiday is announced by the government on the polling day to encourage people to vote. The holiday is given under the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881.
National Voters day is observed in India on 25 January. It was on this day in 1950 the Election Commission of India came into being.
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