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Ahd: Bloopers galore in voter ID cards

Citizens who carried out for trade of deal with or photograph within the voter ID card, all the way through camps organised by means of the Election Commission (EC), are discovering multiple mistakes within the up to date cards gained from EC. The problems are prevalent across the state.

Vimla Trivedi (52), a resident of Ahmedabad, gained her voter ID card on Sunday, most effective to search out that her image was out of place with another 20-year-old woman. She had another surprise in store. Her name was no longer most effective misspelt but mentioned instead of her father's name.

Talking to Mirror, Vimlaben mentioned she hasn't ever come across such blatant mistakes in voter ID cards. "When I called up Block Level Officer (BLO), the calls went unanswered or the number was switched off. Even the 1950 helpline is of no use. I had properly filled up application form for update in my voter ID card. Can't those who handle citizens' forms read?"

Another resident of Kudasan, Gandhinagar, Jagdish Naik mentioned, "We use voter ID cards as an ID evidence. I had carried out for deal with trade in September but until now I've no longer gained it. When I visited the collector office at Gandhinagar they advised me that my ID card was delivered in Kalol."

He added, "I was shocked to see on the website that it was my photo, but the address was someone else's. BLOs should be responsible in their jobs. Now, I have to make rounds of their office to get the corrections made."

Deepen Patel, a resident of Motera, mentioned he shifted to Motera from Gandhinagar some time ago and had carried out to the EC for deal with trade. "The new card I got does not show the new address. This is an added burden. Now, I will have to travel from Motera to Gandhinagar to cast my vote."

Another voter Binita Desai mentioned the deal with within the new voter ID card is incomplete. "Only my house number is mentioned but not the apartment details. This after I gave all the details to the booth level officer."

For Vadaj resident Dilip Patel, the issue is not restricted to himself but his complete family. "I voted in Assembly elections in 2017. This time, however, not only is my name missing but names of all the members of my family are missing from the electoral role. This is a serious issue and when we call the helpline there's no one to receive it."

Additional District Election Officer (Ahmedabad) Chetan Gandhi mentioned, "Many a times call made to 1950 are dropped due to network issues. It is better to call up the number from a landline. We are working on the problem. The BLOs are teachers and as it is an exam season their mobile phone are often switched off. If people have filled their forms before March 25 then they will get their voter ID card soon. Mostly the errors are clerical, but people can still cast their vote by bringing Aadhar, PAN or any other identification proof."

When I known as up Block Level Officer, the calls went unanswered or the quantity was switched off. Even the 1950 helpline is of little need. I had correctly filled up utility form

Vimla Trivedi

Address in my new voter card is incomplete. Only my house quantity is mentioned but no longer the condominium details. This once I gave the entire details to the sales space degree officer

Binita Desai

At collector office in Gandhinagar they advised me my ID card was delivered in Kalol. I used to be surprised to see at the website that it was my photograph, but the deal with was any individual else’s

Jagdish Naik

The new card I got does no longer display the new deal with. This is an added burden. Now, I will must go back and forth from Motera to Gandhinagar to solid my vote

Deepen Patel

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