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Lok Satta's door to door surveys in Hyderabad city showed that nearly 22% of votes polled may have been 'bogus'- either voters did not live in the city/country, or the names are fictitious, or they have not actually voted. This shows massive electoral fraud which can be curbed merely by improving voter registration and introducing effective voter identity card and other measures.

Sl. No Assembly Constituency / Polling Booth No. Area No. of voters in the list No. of votes polled No of voters in Col.5 reported 'voted' No of voters in Col. 5 reported 'not voted' Total voters reporting 'Not Voted'
Columns
(7 to 9)
Residing in the area but not voted Non-Residents
Left Polling Booth area but residing elsewhere within town Left the city/country (including deaths)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 207 / 173 Himayatnagar Urdu Hall area D.No. 3-6-110/1 to 3-6-139/6 1143 625 483 5
(0.8)
91
(14.6)
46
(7.4)
142
(22.7)
2 207 / 176 Himayatnagar D.No. 3-6-190/5 to 3-6-271/1 956 459 377 15
(3.3)
41
(8.9)
26
(5.7)
82
(17.9)
3 209 / 93 Chilakalaguda D.No.10-7-1001 to 10-7-1214/6 725 428 306 20
(4.7)
95
(22.2)
7
(1.6)
122
(28.5)
4 209 / 75 Gopalapuram 10-6-92/1 to 10-6-509 989 495 380 42
(8.5)
72
(14.5)
1
(0.2)
115
(23.2)
5 210 / 426 Lothukunta / Sainagar 1-11-1 to 1-11-141/C 893 476 399 22
(4.6)
49
(10.3)
6
(1.2)
77
(16.2)
Total 4706 2483 1945 104
(4.2)
348
(14)
86
(3.5)
538
(21.7)

Note : Figures in brackets denote the percentage of votes polled in Column 5

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VERIFICATION OF ELECTORAL ROLLS

Lok Satta's door to door survey of electoral rolls in Hyderabad showed that the voters lists are far from accurate. The mistakes could be as high as 40%. That means two out of five in urban areas are not registered, or the names ought to be deleted. In rural areas the problem is less acute, but it is still significant -about 10%. This can be dramatically improved by better voter registration procedures. For instance, post office, a user-friendly organization, can be made the nodal agency for providing access to voter's lists and electoral registration. This can be done within the existing law.
Sl. No. Polling Booth no. & Constituency name & Number Area No. of Voters on the list No. of voters verified by Election Watch No. of additions needed (%) No. of deletions needed (%) Remarks
1 No.54 & Khairatabad Constituency - 210 Ameerpet, Vidyodaya High School polling station. 981 825 16 (01.9) 79 (9.5) Voters after shifting of residence also wanted to cast their votes in the same booth.
2 No.47 & Secunderabad Cantonment Constituency - 211 Rasoolpura, Gun bazar, Begumpet polling station. 4135 1154 205 (17.7) 136 (11.7) Deletions due to shifting of residence and additions due to migration.
3 No.229 & Secunderabad Cantonment Constituency - 211 Tarnaka, David Memorial High School polling station. 1638 418 217 (51.9) 136 (32.5) 99% of deletions due to shifting of residence. additions due to shif- ting of residence, attaining of franchise age, omission and migration from other areas
4 No.231 & Secunderabad Cantonment Constituency - 211 Tarnaka, David Memorial High School polling station. 572 400 202 (51.9) 182 (41.5) Comprehensive revision of the voters has not been under- taken by the Govt.
5 No.144 & Khairatabad Constituency - 210 Madhuranagar, Yellareddyguda polling station. 1296 1296 478 (36.8) 300 (23.1) Deletions due to shifting of residence and additions due to migration.

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