Registration of voters for SGPC general elections from June 1 to July Registration of voters for SGPC general elections from June 1 to July 15 @ www.punjabnewsline.com Related thread was posted last week at http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/hard-talk/30665-sgpc-polls-voter-registration-begin-june.html Jagmohan Singh Tuesday, 01 June 2010 AMRITSAR: Gurudwara Election Commission on Tuesday released the schedule for preparation of voter lists for the general elections of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), informed Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar Kahan Singh Pannu, here on Monday after a meeting with the Returning Officers and Revising Authorities for these elections. Giving details, he said that registration of voters would commence from June 1, 2010 and will be carried on till July 15, 2010. The preliminary publication of manuscripts of roll would be on August 6, 2010. The period for filing of claims and objections under rule 6 (1) of the Sikh Gurudwara Board Elections Rules 1959 would be between August 6 and August 31, 2010. Disposal of claims and objections would be done by September 27 and the final publication of the roll would be on November 9, 2010. He informed that for the SGPC Elections 10 board election constituencies have been constituted namely 87-Baba Bakala, 95-Verka, 96-Amritsar East, 97-Amritsar Central, 98-Amritsar West, 99-Chogwan, 100-Ajnala, 101-Guru Ka Bagh, 102- Jandiala and 103 Mattewal and the Returning Officers as well as Revising Authority for each Board Election Constituency have been appointed. He said that the blank registration forms for the voters would be available free of cost with the notified Gurudwaras and the Patwaris in the rural areas and in the urban areas the forms would be available in the zone offices of wards of Nagar Councils/Nagar Panchayats/Municipal Corporation. Pannu informed that as per the specifications in section 49 of Sikh Gurudwaras Act 1925 a voter should be a person more than 21 years of age and be a Kesadhari Sikh. He said that due to the amendment made in sections 49 and 92 of Sikh Gurudwaras Act 1925, Sehajdhari Sikhs are no longer eligible to be registered as voters. Similarly, “Patits” (Sikh with trimmed mustaches and beard) as defined in the Sikh Gurudwaras Act 1925, are not to be registered as voters. He appealed to the voters to extend their full cooperation in this task and enroll within the stipulated period.