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Percentage of photo electoral rolls exceeds 98 percent

Posted on Mar 05 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, March 5 : The percentage of photo electoral rolls has increased from 82 percent in 2009 to 98.64 percent in 2014, Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said here Wednesday.

"The photo electoral rolls have become a special feature of Indian elections which have helped streamline the identification process during the polls," he said.

The percentage of Elector Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) has also increased from 82 percent to 95.64 percent, he said.

"We are also hopeful that the percentage of EPICs will reach 99 percent before the polls," he added.

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