One of the common accusations that are made on the youngsters in India is that they do not exercise their voting rights. In most cases, the younger generation in our country, even after attending the minimum age required to cast a vote does not have a valid Voter ID Card. Without a valid Voter ID Card, one cannot vote in any elections in India. If one wants a just government, then voting is the first steps in forming such a government.
Process to check if your Name is on the Voter List:
The process to check if your name is mentioned on the voter list is simple and can be completed online. The step-by-step procedure to check if your name is mentioned on the voter list is mentioned below:
- Visit the official website of the National Voters’ Service Portal (https://www.nvsp.in/).
- Click on ‘Search in Electoral Roll’.
- On the next page, you can check if your name is on the voter list by using one of the below-mentioned options;
- Search by Details
- Search by EPIC number
- In case you opt for the ‘Search by Details’ option, you will need to enter your name, father’s/husband’s name, age/date of birth, gender, state, district, the assembly constituency, and code. Click on ‘Search’.
- In case you opt for the ‘Search by EPIC No.’, you will need to enter the EPIC No, state, and code. Click on ‘Search’.
- Apart from the above-mentioned options, you can opt for the ‘Locate on Map’ option. You can search for your name on the list.
Necessity to Check of your Name is on the Voters List
The voter’s list is updated by the Election Commission of India on a periodic basis. In the case of any discrepancies, your details are removed from the voter’s list. Some of the reasons why the Electoral Commission of India will remove an individual’s name from the voter’s list are mentioned below:
- Change of address
- Incorrect particulars
- Fake details
- Death of the individual
In case your name is removed from the voter’s list due to an error, you cannot vote. Therefore, it is vital that you check the list on a regular basis.
Also, if you have applied recently to get your name included in the voters list then it becomes important you check whether your name is there in the list or not. If your name is not there then you will not be able to vote. Hence, it is important to check your name in the voters list.
Every effort is being made by the Election Commission of India to ensure that eligible individuals can vote. However, due to unforeseen errors, your name may have been removed from the list. Therefore, it is important to ensure that your name is mentioned on this list. If your name is not mentioned due to a mistake, you can contact the Electoral Officer to correct it.