Imphal, October 25: The double voting right which is being enjoyed, illegally by the people of Manipur, both in the hills and plains, for quite a long time, will finally be looked into by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Manipur.
According to official sources from the Manipur State Election Office, the CEO has started probing into the illegal double voting rights enjoyed by some people of the state. The double voting rights came to be enjoyed by the people since election in the hills and the plains was always carried out in two phases. Double voting is enjoyed mostly by the people who live both in the hills and the plains. They caste their votes in the hills and then come down to the plains and caste their votes there as well.
The double voting right is also being enjoyed mainly due to the inability of the concern authority to find out the numbers of people enjoying double citizenship during the 2011 population survey. This is also the main reason for the increase in population of certain areas, the source said. The official source further said that under the supervision of the CEO, one observer each will be deployed in every district to correct the electoral rolls. Even in this process there has been no discussion on the issue of double voting. If this problem is solved then the exact number of voters in a constituency where double voting has been taking place can be found out.
Source: Hueiyen Lanpao