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Q. Am I eligible to vote?

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You are an eligible to vote if:
  • You're an Indian citizen
  • You're 18 years of age or older as on 1st January, 2014
  • You're not disqualified by the Election Commission

Q. What is necessary for me to be able to vote?

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It is mandatory for your name to be in the Voter List/Electoral rolls for voting.
To register yourself in Voter list for your area, click here.
Alternatively, you can submit a filled in Form - 6 to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of your Assembly Constituency. ERO contact details for your constituency can be searched here.

Q. Does the possession of a voter ID card entitle me to vote?

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No. Mere possession of voter ID card DOES NOT entitle you to vote.

Q. Is a voter ID card essential for voting?

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No. This is a very commonly held myth! Only 2 things are mandatory for voting:
  • Your name should be there in the list of registered voters i.e. in electoral roll or voter list of your polling booth
  • You should carry an approved identity proof document.
If you are issued with a voter ID card, you have to compulsorily carry it on the day of voting as an identity proof. If you do not possess a voter ID card, you can carry any one of the approved identity proof documents on Election Day.

Q. How do I register to vote?

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You can register to vote simply by filling this form on the Election Commission’s website. It is as simple as registering on any website. If you face any confusion while filling the form you can refer these FAQs or contact us here.
After filling the form, you can involve us to pursue your application with the Election Commission by filling this form. You will also be required to send us a copy of your application at our centre for the same.This feature is available only in the following cities:
Delhi
Gurgaon
Mumbai
Bangalore
Chennai
Hyderabad
Kolkata
Ahmedabad
Pune
Bhubaneswar
Jaipur
Lucknow
Patna
Trivandrum
Bhopal
Ranchi

Q. What do I need to register as a voter?

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You will need to know your assembly constituency for filling up the registration form. In addition, you need the following:
  • One recent passport size coloured photograph
  • Proof of age
  • Proof of residence
Proof of residence is only required for the BLO (Booth Level Officer) to come and verify your residence status, it need not necessarily be in your name.

Q. What is Part No.? How do I find it?

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A part no. is a section of the electoral roll of your constituency that relates to your polling station. Filling your part no. helps expedite the process.
You can find your part no. on the back of the voter id card of a person voting in your locality. It is the number before the '/' at the bottom. Refer this sample.
Alternately, you can with their permission run a search of their Voter ID no. (located at top left on the back of voter id card - Refer this sample) on the respective state elections website and make a note of the part no. from the result generated.

Q. I don't know my Assembly Constituency. Where can I check?

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You can refer this document to find your constituency. However, to be sure about your Assembly Constituency, we advise you to confirm with someone who votes in your neighbourhood.

Q. Can a person living on rent register as a voter? How?

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Yes. You can register for the electoral roll at the address you are staying. You will need to attach a documentary proof of residence of your current place of stay.

Q. I don't have an address proof document in my name. Can I still register to vote?

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Yes, you can still register to vote. The address proof document is only required for the BLO (Booth Level Officer) to come and verify your residence status. Therefore it only needs to have current residing address.
You can use an address proof document in the name of your parents, relatives, friends etc. with whom you are staying. During address verification, the person whose name appears on the address proof document will have to confirm that you are staying at the same address.

Q. What documentary proofs of age are accepted for the application?

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A copy of any one of the following documents can be attached as a proof of Age/Date of Birth:-
  • Birth certificate issued by a Municipal Authorities or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths or Baptism certificate; or
  • Birth certificate from the school (Govt. / Recognized) last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution; or
  • If a person in class 10 or more pass, he should give a copy of the marksheet of class 10, if it contains date of birth as a proof of date of birth; or
  • Mark sheet of class 8 if it contains date of birth; or
  • Mark sheet of class 5 if it contains date of birth; or
  • Indian Passport; or
  • PAN card; or
  • Driving License; or
  • Aadhar letter issued by UIDAI

Q. Which documents are accepted as proof of residence, for the application?

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A copy of any of the following documents should be attached as a proof of ordinary residence:
  • Bank / Kisaan / Current Pass Book; or
  • Ration Card; or
  • Passport; or
  • Driving License; or
  • Income Tax Assessment Order; or
  • Latest rent agreement; or
  • 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
  • Any post / letter / mail delivered through Indian Postal Department in the applicant's name at the address of ordinary residence.

Q. I have registered for inclusion in the voter list online. What happens after that?

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The Booth Level Officer for your area or his authorized representative shall visit you at the residence that you have given and will do the following:
  • Confirm that you actually reside at the address mentioned
  • Verify your photograph with you in person
  • Obtain your signature to the downloaded application of your application, (which the BLO will bring with him.)
  • Take the proof of residence from you (in case you have not uploaded it)
  • Take the proof of age from you (in case you have not uploaded it)

Q. Is voter registration a one-time exercise?

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Yes. However, whenever you change your place of residence, you must get your name on voter list shifted as well.

Q. I am a student studying outside my native city / place of permanent residence. Can I register to vote from my college?

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Yes. As a student, you can register from your college even if you are studying outside your native city / place of permanent residence. If you are residing in a hostel and do not have an ordinary address proof document, you will have to get a Student Declaration Form signed by your college dean/principal/registrar and submit it along with your voter registration form.
You are also allowed to register from your parent's place of residence; however you cannot register at more than one place at the same time.

Q. Can I be enrolled at more than one place?

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No, you cannot be enrolled as a voter in more than one place in the same constituency or in more than one constituency.

Q. If I am working and living in Delhi, can I be a voter in my native village?

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Yes, however, you would be able to vote in your native village only. If you are working in Delhi and residing there , you are eligible to be enrolled in Delhi.

Q. How do I check my application status?

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can check your application status, if made online, by logging in your account on Election Commission's website

Q. I have moved to a new city. Can I continue to be a voter at my previous city or should I register for voting at my new city?

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If you plan to stay at your new place of residence for 6 months or longer you should register to vote from here.. To register from your new city you will have to make a fresh application through Form 6 to the ERO of your new Assembly Constituency.

Q. I have shifted my residence recently. Do I need to register for voting again? How?

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Yes, you need to register for voting again. If your new residence is in the same assembly constituency, click here. Alternatively you can submit Form 8A to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of your Assembly Constituency.
If your new residence is in a different assembly constituency, click here. Alternatively you can submit Form 6 to the ERO of your Assembly Constituency.

Q. How do I get to know my new Assembly Constituency?

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You can refer this document to find your new constituency. However, to be sure about your Assembly Constituency, we advise you to confirm with someone who votes in your neighbourhood.

Q. I have shifted my residence recently. I have Photo Voter ID Card with the old address. Do I need a new Voter ID Card for the present address?

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No, once issued, your voter ID card is valid forever. The voter ID card is useful only as a voter identification document at polling booths on election day. Therefore, it remains valid even if you have changed your address. However, your ID card will be valid only if your name is on the voter list of the new area.

Q. Can I vote both at my previous and current place of residence?

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No

Q. I have recently got married. How can I get my wife enrolled at my address?

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This will depend on the following:-
  • If your wife is a voter for the first time then she will have to fill in Form-6 for enrolment as a new voter.
  • In case your wife is already a voter but not in the same Assembly Constituency, then she will need to fill in Form-6 for change of residence.
  • If she is a voter in the same Assembly Constituency as you but needs only to change her address then, in such case she needs to fill in Form-8A for change of residence within the same Assembly Constituency.
As proof of residence she can submit a copy of her marriage certificate or copy of the marriage invitation card.

Q. How many times can I change the address?

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Every time you change your constituency, your name needs to be updated in the Voter list of the new constituency. This change can be done as many times as you change your residence.

Q. Where can I see the Voter list?

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You can see the voter list on the website of the election commission of your state. Click here to go to your respective state website.

Q. How do I search for myself in the voter list?

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You can search yourself in the voter list on the state election website. Click here to go to your respective state website.

Q. What should I do if I find that my details on the Voter list are incorrect?

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For incorporation of corrections in the Electoral Roll, you need to submit this form with the correct details and upload supporting documents. Alternatively, you can submit Form-8 to the ERO of your Assembly Constituency.

Q. How will I know if the corrections are made?

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A list of names for corrections is usually published and displayed at the office of Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of your constituency. They are also available on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer of the state. If the ERO is satisfied with the details given by you, your application will be accepted without any inquiry, within a week. Click here to go to your respective state website.
To confirm whether the corrections are made, you will have to check your name in the voter list published after revision on your state CEOs website. If you wish to make any further corrections, you will have 2-3 weeks to apply for claims and objections. Voter lists are also published at polling stations and at the office of the respective ERO.

Q. How do I get the names of deceased family members deleted from the list?

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Names of the ineligible/ dead/shifted voters can be deleted from the existing electoral roll by filling Form 7. Alternatively, you can download Form 7 and submit it to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of your constituency, along with supporting documents, in case of a deceased member a death certificate. Any family member can apply for deletion of name from voter list.

Q. In my voter list, I see some faulty inclusions of people who do not exist. Can I take any action? How?

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As a registered voter of that constituency, you can object to it, and ensure that the names are deleted. You need to fill Form 7. Alternatively, you can download Form 7 and submit it to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of your constituency.

Q. What should I do if I lose my voter ID card?

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You must lodge an FIR with the police in the area you lost your voter ID card. Submit a copy of the FIR along with Form 002, to your Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) asking for a replacement with a fee of Rs. 25. Additionally you will need to attached identification proof, age proof and residence proof with the application.

Q. My voter ID card has been destroyed/mutilated. What should I do to get a replacement? Which form should I fill?

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You must apply for a duplicate voter ID card using Form 002 and submit this Form to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of your constituency.

Q. My details on the voter list are right but those on my voter ID are wrong. How do I get it corrected?

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You should apply for rectification of these errors through Form 004. You will have to submit this at the office of the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of your constituency.

Q. How to correct a wrong photograph in my election card?

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If you have received a voter ID card with a wrong photograph, click here. Alternatively, you can submit FORM 8(link to pdf) to the local ERO with correct particulars. You will need to submit the documents for your ID proof, residence proof as well as the correct and latest passport sized photograph to get it fixed in the updated voter ID. Your application will then be verified and a new updated voter ID card will be issued to you.

Q. How do I find the contact details of the Office of the Election Registration Officer, relevant to my area?

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You can get the contact details of the relevant election officers here.

Q. What documents must I carry to the polling booth?

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You should carry a voter ID card, if one is issued to you. If not, you can carry any of the following ID proofs:
  • Passports
  • Driving Licenses
  • Income Tax Identity (PAN) Cards
  • Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to its employees by State/Central Government, Public Sector Undertakings or Public Limited Companies.
  • Passbooks with photograph issued by Public Sector Banks/Post Office and Kisan Passbooks
  • Student Identity Cards with photograph issued by recognized Educational Institutions
  • Property Documents with photographs such as pattas, Registered Deeds
  • Ration Cards with photograph
  • SC/ST/OBC Certificates with photograph issued by competent authority
  • Pension Documents with photographs such as ex-servicemen's Pension Book/Pension Payment Order, ex-servicemen's Widow/Dependent Certificates, Old Age Pension Order, Widow Pension Order
  • Freedom Fighter Identity Cards
  • Arms Licenses with photograph
  • Certificate of Physical Handicap with photograph issued by Competent Authority
  • Ex-servicemen CSD canteen card with photograph
  • SandhyaSuraksha Scheme card with photograph
  • Job Cards, with photograph issued under NREGA Scheme
  • Yashaswini Card with photograph

Q. Can I be prevented from casting my vote at the polling booth?

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Yes, you can be prevented if you fail to produce a document to support your photo identity or if your name is not on the voter list of that polling station.

Q. What happens if someone else has cast the vote in my name?

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If someone else has cast the vote in your name, bring this to the attention of the Presiding Officer immediately. The law allows you to cast a Tendered Vote. A Tendered Ballot Paper will be given to you and you will be required to sign your name on the list of tendered votes.