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Register your name in Electoral Roll

This section covers information related to offline and online registration in Electoral Rolls.

Election Commission of India (ECI)

Election Commission of India is a permanent Constitutional Body. The Election Commission was established in accordance with the Constitution on 25th January 1950.The Constitution of India has vested in the Election Commission of India the superintendence, direction and control of the entire process for conduct of elections to Parliament and Legislature of every State and to the offices of President and Vice-President of India.

Voter Education

Voters’ Participation in the democratic and electoral processes is integral to the successful running of any democracy and the very basis of wholesome democratic elections. Recognizing this, Election Commission of India, in 2009, formally adopted Voter Education and Electoral participation as an integral part of its election management.

Who can become a voter?

(a) Every Citizen who is 18 years old on the qualifying date (1st January of the concerned year, unless disqualified is eligible to be enrolled)

(b) Enrollment only at ordinary place of residence.

(c) Enrollment only at one place.

(d) Overseas Indian deemed to be ordinarily resident at address given in passport.

(e) Service Voters deemed to be ordinarily resident at their home address.

Electoral Rolls

The names of eligible electors ordinarily residing in an assembly constituency, are enlisted in the voters list by the registering authority, these lists are called Electoral Roll of that constituency.

Voter ID card

One has to file the application for the purpose, in prescribed Form 6, before the Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of the constituency within which the place of ordinary residence of the applicant falls. The application accompanied by copies of the relevant documents can be filed in person before the concerned Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer or sent by post addressed to him/her or can be handed over to the Booth Level Officer of the respective polling area, or can even be filed online on website of Chief Electoral Officer of the concerned state or website of Election Commission of India. While filing Form 6 online, the copies of necessary documents should also be uploaded.
There are four options an eligible voter can follow to submit Form 6. These are given below:

Option I - Online application

Step 1. Log on to www.eci.nic.in or www.ceodelhi.gov.in, or respective states Chief Electoral Officer (CEOs) websites where new voter ordinarily resides. Click on tab “Online Voter Registration”

Step II - If you are a new user, please sign up, you will obtain a user name and password.

Step III - Upload one passport size colour photograph in the space mentioned in the Form. This is mandatory.

Step IV - Upload the proof of residence and age (optional) in the space mentioned in the Form. This is optional.

In case you are unable to upload the supporting documents, the Booth Level Officer (BLO) will come to your residence to verify the information and will collect the required documents. The required documents include

a) Proof of residence (such as driving license, passport, bank pass book, any postal letter received in your name on your address etc). In case you are a student residing in a Hostel of your University / Institute or elsewhere (e.g. PG) etc, then please get a Declaration in the proforma at Annexure One (click here also) to Form 6. A scanned copy can also be uploaded.

b) Proof of age, such as birth certificate, school leaving certificate etc. However this is only required if you are between 18 and 21 years of age.

Note: Please read and follow the instructions including the Guidelines for the E-Filling of Affidavits (Form-26) by the candidates for successful submission.

Steps 1- First time user should first register by clicking on “click to register

a) User Should enter valid mobile number and email-id and proceed

b) User will receive OTP(One Time Password) as sms on mobile number and to specified emailed

c) User need to enter the OTP and proceed

d) Then fill details like states, first name, Last name

e) Set the password

f) Click on “Register” and after successful registration, go to login and fill affidavit

Steps-2 Login with the registered mobile number (user name will be the mobile number)

Steps-3 Specify the name of the Candidate, State, District and Constituency for which the candidate is nominating. Once entered cannot be changed, so please be careful while filling the details.

Steps-4 Fill the following details in sequences

Option II - Download Form 6 from the website and send it by post.

Step I - Go to Forms on the home page.

Step II - You will get a number of choices, click on Form 6: Application for Inclusion as a New Voter for the First Time.

Step III - Download the Form, fill it, and stick one passport size photograph on the space given.

Step IV - Sign the Form and attach the following:

a) Proof of your residence, such as driving license, passport, bank pass book, any postal letter received on your address etc.

b) Proof of your age if you are between 18 and 21 years of age (such as birth certificate, school leaving certificate etc.).

Step V - Send the Form and documents by post to the VREC (Voters’ Registration and EPIC Center) of your Assembly Constituency.

Option III - Download Form 6 from the website and deliver it personally.

Step I - Go to Forms on the home page.

Step II - You will get a number of choices, click on Form 6: Application for Inclusion as a New Voter for the First Time.

Step III - Download the Form, fill it, and stick one passport size photograph on the space given.

Step IV - Sign the Form and attach the following:

a) Proof of your residence, such as driving license, passport, bank pass book, any postal letter received on your address etc.

b) Proof of your age if you are between 18 and 21 years of age (such as birth certificate, school leaving certificate etc.)

Step V - You can deliver the Form and the documents to any one of the following:

a) The VREC of your Assembly Constituency.

b) You can go to the closest Designated Location and deliver it there. For details of your closest Designated Location please see state CEO website which has been in the table.

c) You can give the documents to your Booth Level Officer (BLO). To know your BLO, please see state CEO website.

Option IV - Personally collect and deliver Form 6.

Step I - You can go to the VREC of your Assembly Constituency, or to the closest Designated Location or your BLO. You can pick up Form 6, attach the documents in proof of your residence and age (if you are between 18 and 21) and submit this to any of the following:

i) Your VREC

ii) Closest Designated Location

iii) Your BLO

iv) By post to your VREC.

The facility of collecting and delivering Forms at the Designated Location and the BLO is only available during the Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls. For more information please visit on state CEO website regularly.

Documents 

Proof of age

There are many suggested documents suggested for submission of proof of age. You can choose any one of the following:-


a) Birth certificate issued by a Municipal Authority or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths or Baptism certificate; or


b) Birth certificate from the school (Govt./Recognized) last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution; or


c) If a person is class 10 or more pass, he should give a copy of the mark sheet of class 10 or 12, if it contains date of birth as a proof of date of birth.


d) Mark sheet of class 8 if it contains date of birth; or


e) Mark sheet of class 5 if it contains date of birth; or


f) A declaration in prescribed format given in Annexure-1 made by either of his parents if the person is not educated till class 10 (in those cases where parent himself for verification before BLO/ERO/AERO); or


g) A certificate of his age given by a sarpanch of the concerned Gram Panchayat or by a member of the concerned Municipal Corporation / Municipal Committee, the person is not educated till class 10 and both the parents are not alive.
h) Any other Government document showing age e.g. Passport.

Proof of residence

There are many documents suggested to prove your place of residence and you can choose any one of the following:-


a) Bank / Kisan / Post Office current Pass Book, or


b) Applicant’s Ration Card / Passport / Driving license / Income Tax Return filed or Assessment Order, or


c) Latest Water / Telephone / Electricity / Gas Connection Bill for that address, either in the name of the applicant or that of his / her immediate relation like parents etc. or


d) Postal department’s post received / delivered in the applicant’s name at the given address.

For more information visit on www.eci.nic.in or state CEOwebsite

Visit on State CEO website for more information about documents which are given blow in table.

Deletion of name or Correction, if required

If you have already registered as a voter, election commission of India provides the other facilities to voter in case he/she has shifted to other polling, name correction transposition of entry in electoral rolls and including service voter facility also.

1. Application for deletion of name

  • If a voter has shifted to other polling area or constituency or they have died or wrong entry have been done then you can submit application for their name deletion
  • Use Form No. 7 should be used for that purpose

2. Application for Name Correction

  • If there is an error in (i.e., any mistake in Name, Father’s Name or age) in electoral rolls or in your Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) then you can submit application to do necessary correction
  • Use Form No. 8 to modify the wrong entry
  • Submit Xerox copy of birth certificate as a proof of identity

3. Application for transposition of entry in electoral rolls

  • If your house has been shifted in other polling area or constituency, then there is need to transposition your entry in the electoral roll of that area
  • Use Form No. 8A for this purpose
  • Enclose Xerox copy of address proof (i.e., Current Passbook of Bank/Post office or Ration card/Passport/Driving License/Income Tax Assessment order or latest Water/Telephone/Electricity/Gas connection bill for that address (either in the name of the applicant or that of his/her parents name, etc.) or Postal department’s posts received/delivered in the applicant’s name at the given address

Application Form

  • For inclusion of names -Form No. 6
  • For inclusion of names for overseas electors Form- 6A
  • For any objection on inclusion of names Form- 7
  • For correction of entries in the Electoral Rolls Form- 8
  • For transposition of entry in electoral roll Form- 8A
  • Appointment of proxy by classified service voter to give vote / Revocation of appointment of proxy or Appointment of substitute proxy by classified service voter to give vote. Form- 13F & G

Check your name in Electoral Rolls

Every State Election Commission has made available “Electoral Rolls” online for public use. You can search yours and your family members name in electoral rolls, whether that has included or not.

Select your state to search your name in Electoral Rolls and for other information

Andman & Nicobar

Andhra Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Assam

Bihar

Chandigarh

Chhattisgarh

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Daman & Diu

NCT of Delhi

Goa

Gujarat

Haryana

Himachal Pradesh

Jammu & Kashmir

Jharkhand

Karnataka

Kerala

Lakshadweep

Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra

Manipur

Meghalaya

Mizoram

Nagaland

Odisha

Puducherry

Punjab

Rajasthan

Sikkim

Tamil Nadu

Tripura

Uttarakhand

Uttar Pradesh

West Bengal

 

Grievance redressal mechanisms

If you have any grievance in regard to electoral roll, Electors Photo Identity Card or  any other election related matter you may approach following Officers:-

  • Chief Electoral Officer---At the State Level
  • District Election Officer---At the District Level
  • Returning Officer ---At the Constituency Level
  • Assistant Returning Officer---At Taluka/Tahsil Level
  • Electoral Registration Officer---At the Constituency Level
  • Presiding Officer--- At Polling Station
  • Zonal Officer ---For a group of Polling stations

Detailed addresses are available on the websites of the CEOs of respective States/UTs and website links are given in table.

During every election, the Commission appoints observers who are senior civil service officers from outside the state. If you have any grievances or problems, you should approach them.

Source: Portal Content Team

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Pooja Bandekar Jan 14, 2019 08:29 PM

My application through nvsp online portal has been accepted on 30th Nov 2018 but I have not received my epic no. till now. Please help.

Jagdish Bhimrao Patil Jan 07, 2019 11:58 AM

I dont have voter ID and my name in voter list. First time,I have been applied voter registration via online. I have track my application status by refernce ID which shows result is ACCEPTED. So how to know further procedure..means my voter id generated or not?

B anitha Dec 07, 2018 09:11 AM

Sir i have voter id but my name is not found in the present voters list how can i vote

Swapna Dec 04, 2018 08:22 PM

Sir,
This is to inform that i have voter id but my name is not in voter list. This is the case with few of my family members and my friends & relatives. Though they did not change their residence address their name is not in the voter list but they do have the voter ids. Now we have elections in my state we cannot utilize their right to vote which they had in last elections.

Sugession: Please send an sms to the concerned person to their mobile number if their name is deleted from the voterlist. So that they can to re - register their name in electroll roll.

YENIGALLA SRIKANTH Dec 04, 2018 04:00 AM

I have voter if but my name is not in the voters list. How do you I vote now. Could u pls let me know the procedure

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