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Can Kavitha Transfer Her Vote In The Last Moment?

Can Kavitha Transfer Her Vote In The Last Moment?

Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha exercising her franchise in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections kicked up a political controversy.

Kavitha had registered her vote in her in-laws’ village Pothangal in Nizamabad district and she exercised her franchise in the same village during the last Lok Sabha elections. So, she cannot register her vote again in Hyderabad without getting it deleted in Nizamabad.

This was pointed to the State Election Commission by Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Indira Shoban Poshala.

She said Kavitha was enrolled as a voter both in Hyderabad and Pothangal (Nizamabad) and cast her vote in Hyderabad without getting her vote deleted in Nizamabad.

TRS sources, however, said Kavitha had already represented to Nizamabad election authorities online seeking deletion of her vote in Pothangal as she wanted to get it transferred to Khairatabad constituency limits in Hyderabad. 

According to the officials, her vote was transferred from Nizamabad to Hyderabad on November 28. That was why, she could cast her vote in Khairatabad. Since National Voters Portal is updated once every 10 days, her name is still appearing in the list, the officials said.

The question is can anybody transfer his or her vote whenever he or she wanted. Once the final electoral rolls are published, can a person request for transfer of vote? 

Kavitha got her vote transferred just three days before the polling for GHMC polls. By that time, all the political parties and election officials might have already got the voters’ list. 

It shows she might have got the vote registered well in advance in Hyderabad and might have applied for deletion of vote in Nizamabad much later as an afterthought, sources said.

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