Department Name: District Election Section, Howrah
6, Rishi Bankim Chandra Road,
4th Flr, New Collectorate Building, Howrah 711 101
Contact : 033 2638 1506 , 2638 1185
District Contact Centre-1950
About the Department:
The District Election Section acts as a pivotal body during the various Parliamentary/Legislative Assembly election processes. It co ordinates the functioning of various sections and cells formed with the District administration during the period of election.
This section prepares the Photo Electoral Roll (PER) which forms the basis on which the database of all genuine voters is captured . Emphasis and attention is given on preparation of accurate roll. The cleaning of roll is a very challenging task and it continues throughout the year with the two main objectives that a) no new voter is excluded from the roll and b) no nonexistent voter finds a place in the roll.
To achieve the above, we have pre-revision activities , Summary Revision of Electoral Roll and further, continuous updation takes place throughout the year with wide publicity to capture voters who could not enroll
This department also takes Special drive through SVEEP campaign, ELC formation, Chunav Pathshala etc. to capture electors in the age group of 18-19 , as well as to motivate would be electors. Special awareness programme has been taken for Women , PWD and Transgender Voters.
We undertook thorough training sessions of ERO,AERO’s, BLO’s and DO’s to inculcate in them the rules to be followed during hearing and not to rely on unnecessary documentation.
Structure of the Department:
Relevant Acts & Guidelines: The Representation of the People Act, 1951
- ECI Portal – eci.gov.in
- CEO Portal – ceowestbengal.nic.in
- Search Engine to check Electoral Roll Details-wberms.gov.in
- National Voter Service Portal –www.nvsp.in
Voter Portal– voterportal.eci.gov.in