GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Law and Justice
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3630
ANSWERED ON MONDAY APRIL 29, 2013
3630. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of LAW AND JUSTICE be pleased to state:
(a) whether a survey conducted by the Chief Election Officer has revealed that there has been a surge in the number of fake voters in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;
(c) what steps Government is taking to control the surge in the number of fake voter cards being issued; and
(d) how Government proposes to confiscate the multiple voter cards that many individuals possess today?
MINISTER OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(DR. ASHWANI KUMAR)
(a) and (b): The Election Commission of India has intimated that it has not received any information from any of the Chief Electoral Officers regarding such surveys of fake voters in the country.
(c): Efforts are constantly being made by the Election Commission of India to ensure error free electoral rolls in the country.
(d): As per the provisions of sections 17 and 18 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, no person is to be registered in the electoral roll for more than one constituency; and no person is to be registered in the electoral roll for any constituency more than once, respectively. Registering oneself at two places in the Electoral Roll is an offence punishable under section 31 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950. Such cases, if brought to the notice of the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of concerned assembly constituency are treated following due procedure.