GUWAHATI: Names of over 1.3 lakh persons have been deleted from the recently published electoral roll in Assam, said state election minister Keshab Mahanta during the ongoing state assembly winter session.
Names of those deleted were either have moved from the state permanently or were dead voters.
“A total of 1,31,859 names were deleted from the photo electoral roll after the draft list was published on November 18 this year,” said the minister adding that as per the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960, the electoral registration officer can strike off names of dead persons or of persons not a resident of a particular constituency before the final publication of the voter list.
On November 18, the draft electoral rolls for the 126 assembly constituencies in Assam were published, containing 2.24 crore voters, including 1.17 lakh first-timers.
The draft list recorded an increase of 76,020 electors from the last final roll published on February 14 this year.
The election to the 126-member Assam Assembly is likely in March-April of next year.