Indian voters list contains 200-year-olds, 0-year-olds

The voters’ list in the Indian province is filled with errors.

Indian authorities prepared a voters list that included people not yet born and a 4,818-year-old man.

The ages of 39 people on the list were listed as 0; and 177 people were listed as 200 years old on the Election Commission list of voters in the south-western state of Karnataka, `The Times of India’ reported on Thursday.

The list for the May polls also included 13,000 voters who have more than one wife.

In 10,000 cases, the age difference between parent and child is less than 13 years.

Households are also extensive if the list is to be believed with one house having 452 voters and another 347.

Okowa Campaign AD

“My name featured thrice on the list,’’ Prithvi Reddy of Smart Vote, a civil society initiative to bring awareness about voting, was quoted as saying by the newspaper. “It’s been corrected.’’

Voters’ lists in the world’s largest democracy are usually full of errors.

Many eligible voters are omitted from the rolls and not allowed to vote, leading to fights and other altercations

at polling booths.

(dpa/NAN)

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.