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Kerala High Court directs EC to take necessary measures to prevent duplicate voting

Kerala High Court on Friday directed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Kerala to take necessary measures to prevent duplicate voting during April 6 Assembly polls in the state.

The ECI machinery of Kerala has conducted field verification and come with a list of Absent, Shifted, Dead/Duplicate (ASD) entries in the electoral roll.

In case a voter identified as ASD visits the polling station to cast vote, the Presiding Officer will follow the standard operating procedure laid down by the ECI before letting the person vote and thumb impression of such voters will also be taken, irrespective of his signature.

ECI will also obtain a declaration and photo, which will be preserved for future reference.

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