The Chief Election Commissioner also called for steps to ensure purity of the electoral roll

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra has called for expeditious redressal of all pending applications with regard to voter registration.

Addressing a conference of the Chief Electoral Officers of all States and Union Territories (UTs) in New Delhi on Tuesday, he reiterated that all efforts should be made to ensure better voter experience in reality.

The conference was organized to discuss and review various issues related to Electoral Roll, Polling Stations, ongoing Special Summary Revision, IT Applications and timely resolution of grievances.

The meeting also discussed EVMs/VVPATs, training & capacity building of polling staff, media & communication & extensive voter outreach program amongst others, the Elecrion Commission of India said.

CEC Chandra stressed on the significance of effectiveness and visibility of CEOs, as CEOs represent the Commission in the States.

He asked CEOs to ensure purity of the electoral roll, availability of Assured Minimum Facilities and to ensure better facilities at all polling booths for all voters.

According to the CEC, the objective of this conference was to identify the gaps and challenges to ensure instructions of the Commission were implemented uniformly across the country.

The conference was attended by Chief Electoral Officers from all States/UTs, Senior DECs, DECs, DG and other senior officers from the Commission.

A separate one day review meeting with all the poll going states is also being held to discuss various matters related to election management.
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