How to register your name in the voter list

General elections 2019 will start from April 11. It is time Indian citizens, who are eligible to vote using their fundamental right, should be prepared to cast their vote in the interest of the country. However, to cast your vote your name should appear in the voters’ list though you are an eligible voter. There may be situations, even though you qualify all the requirements as a voter, due to some reason your name may be missing from the voter list. Then, what next? Here are some important things to make you comfortable in this context.

Who is eligible to vote

You can enroll as a voter if you:

  • Are an Indian citizen
  • Have attained the age of 18 years on the qualifying date i.e. January 1 of the year of revision of electoral roll (i.e 2019 for this election)
  • Are ordinarily resident of the part/polling area of the constituency where you want to be enrolled
  • Are not disqualified to be enrolled as an elector

Documents required for registration

ID proof:

Everyone needs to submit ID proof: Any government recognized photo identification will suffice.

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Pan Card

Address Proof:

You need to submit a proof of residence. You need to have lived at that address at least for six months to register to vote at that address.

  • Bank / Kisan / Post Office current Pass Book
  • Ration Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Income Tax Assessment Order
  • Latest rental agreement
  • Latest Water / Telephone / Electricity / Gas Connection Bill for that address, either in the name of the applicant or that of his / her immediate relation (parents) etc
  • Any post / letter / mail delivered through Indian Postal Department in the applicant’s name at the address of ordinary residence.

Age Proof:

If you are between the ages of 18 – 22, you need to submit a document as a proof of your age. One of these following documents can be filed as an age proof.

  • Birth certificate issued by Municipal Authority or district office of the Registrar of Births and Deaths or Baptism certificate
  • Birth certificate from the school (Govt. / Recognised) last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution
  • If a person is class 10 pass (or above), he should give a copy of the marksheet of class 10, if it contains date of birth as a proof of date of birth
  • Marksheet of class 8 or class 5 if it contains date of birth
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Driving License
  • Aadhar card

How to register to vote offline:

To register your name in offline a citizen needs to fill Form 6 that is available free of cost in offices of Electoral Registration Officers / Assistant Electoral Registration Officers and Booth Level Officers.

What is Form 6

Form 6 is required to enroll a new voter and get a voter ID. Any person who has attained the age 18 on the first day of January of the year with reference to which the Electoral Roll is being revised can fill the form. Form 6 can be submitted to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of the Assembly Constituency, after which the person will be included in the electoral roll as a voter.

Documents required to be attached with Form-6:

  • One recent passport-sized coloured photograph
  • Photocopies of documentary proof of age and residence

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 or can be handed over to the Booth Level Officer of your polling area.

How to apply online:

Go to the National Voters’ Service Portal – www.nvsp.in

Click on ‘Apply Online For Registration of New Voter’

A new window with Form-6 will open Fill up the form and click on ‘submit’.

Also read: Elections 2019 To Be Held In 7 Phases Across India

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