Bhubaneswar, Nov 18: The State Election Commission (SEC) has issued an order for the preparation of the electoral roll for the forthcoming panchayat poll in Odisha.
As per the order, the splitting of electoral roll of Assembly Constituency relatable to the ward will be done between November 18 to 23 this year, while, the preliminary Ward-wise electoral roll at Grama Panchayat headquarters will be published on November 24.
The Collector as Electoral Registration Officer will be in overall charge of preparation and finalisation of the electoral roll of respective Grama Panchayat / Panchayat Samiti / Zilla Parishad Constituencies, as per the order.
The electoral roll of Assembly Constituencies prepared and published by the Election Commission of India during January, 2021 and currently in force shall be the basis for the preparation of the preliminary ward-wise electoral roll. For this purpose, the electoral roll of Assembly Constituency relatable to the Ward shall have to be split up into separate electoral roll for every Ward as per Rule 5(1) of Odisha Gram Panchayat Election Rules, 1965.
The preliminary electoral roll shall be prepared in Form No.l prescribed by the Commission under the seal and signature of the Electoral Registration Officer.