Panaji, Oct 14 (UNI) Goa Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Kunal, IAS, launched ‘Mhajo BLO, Mhajo Esht,’ a special campaign under SVEEP, organized by Booth Level Officer (BLO) of Assembly Constituency Bicholim in Bicholim on Saturday.
BLO is a local Government/ Semi Government Official, familiar with the local electors and generally a voter in the same polling area who assists in updating the roll using his local knowledge. They collect actual field information with regards to the roll corresponding to the polling area assigned to them.
BLO assists eligible citizens to become voters and obtain voter card. BLO provides those different forms for addition, deletion and correction of electoral roll entries, carries out physical verification and gives his/ her report to Electoral Registration Officer (ERO). The BLO interacts with local people/ political parties’ representatives and identifies dead, shifted duplicate voters to be removed from the electoral roll after due process of law.
Speaking as a Chief Guest, Mr Kunal emphasized that the Election Commission was making all its efforts to make electoral roll healthy and clean.
He said BLOs were representatives of Election Commission of India and were the actual pillars of the entire electoral system and played a very important role in process of roll revision.
Mr Kunal appealed the BLOs to make all efforts while preparing Electoral Roll healthy and clean ensuring that no voter was left out.
BLO’s need to be familiar with BLO app for more effective result, he pointed.