At present, an individual who has attained the age of 18 years on January 1 is eligible to be registered in the voters’ list for that year.
People born thereafter can register as voters only the next year.
EC proposed four cut off dates to register new voters
The poll panel had been insisting on ‘multiple’ cut-off dates to register voters who turned 18, since mid-70s.
The proposal for four cut-offs- January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1- had been sent to J&K in 1970s.
The state government had implemented the idea soon after.
But the law ministry said two cut-offs- January 1 and July 1- would be fine.