State Election Commission Himachal Pradesh has notified the first day of January, 2011 as the date for determining whether a person is qualified to be enrolled as an elector in the electoral rolls to be prepared for the conduct of elections to all the three tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutions of Udaipur and Keylong Sub-Divisions of Lahaul & Spiti District, Pangi Sub Division of district Chamba and for Zila Parishad constituencies of Sub Division Spiti of Lahaul & Spiti District with reference to which he/she is or is not less than 18 years of age on this date.

The State Election Commission has also directed that the special revision of electoral rolls for the conduct of elections of office bearers of Panchayati Raj Institutions of the aforesaid areas shall be undertaken and completed according to the programme given below.

Verification of electors by house to house visit by enumerators would take place from 23rd March, 2011 to 1st April, 2011, Draft publication of electoral roll on 4th April, 2011, Period for filing claims and objections, if any, from 5th April, 2011 to 11th April, 2011.

Claims and objections would be decided from 13th April, 2011 to 18th April, 2011, appeals can be filed within seven days from the passing of the orders by Revising Authority and it would be decided within seven days from the filing of appeals. The electoral roll would finally be published on 4th May, 2011.

The claims and objections shall be received and decided even on holidays. After all the claims and objections received during the period have been decided, the District Election Officer (Panchayat) shall cause the draft electoral roll corrected and finalised in accordance with the order passed by the Revising Authorities.

Any person aggrieved by the orders of Revising Authority could also file an appeal against it to the District Election Officer (Panchayats) within seven days. The District Election Officer (Panchayats) shall decide the appeals within a week.

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