SRINAGAR: In a significant move, the office of J&K’s chief electoral office had decided to digitize electoral rolls right from 1951, when elections were held for J&K’s constituent assembly.
Documents lay bare that the office of the CEO has set the ball rolling for the digitization of electoral rolls.
To begin with, the CEO’s office has floated bids for hiring of services of companies for scanning/digitization/
“The office of the chief electoral officer, J&K is desirous of getting these records of immense importance, digitized by scanning and meta- tagging. This would be followed by storing the digitized version and making it readily available on the public domain,” reads the documents.
The office of chief electoral officer is looking after preparation and management of electoral rolls in J&K. The first electoral roll in Jammu & Kashmir was published in 1951 when elections were held for framing the constitution of J&K. The first Assembly election in J&K was held in 1957 under its own constitution—(KNO)