What should you do if your name isn’t on the voters list?

What to do when you have a registered voter card but your name is missing from voters list?

Recent elections in different states across the country have seen one common problem that the registered voters have been facing. Despite being registered as a voter by the election commision, many voters have found their names missing from the voters list. This specific reason had rendered thousands of voters incapable of voting in the BMC elections that were held recently in Mumbai as state election bodies take the voters list from the election commission website.

Reasons for names missing from the voters list

There may be a number of reasons as to why the names of registered voters name is missing from the list of voters eligible to vote in an election. The reasons are mentioned below and the steps to be taken to get your name back on the electoral list are:

  • If you have moved to a new address within the constituency from which you are eligible as a voter to vote in an election, you need to either visit the website nic.gov.in and download Form 8A or visit the office of Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) and Assistant Electoral Registration Officer (AERO). The forms are available free of cost in these offices.
  • If you have moved to a different constituency from which you were earlier eligible to vote in an election, you need to fill Form 6. It can also be downloaded from the website nic.gov.in or can be obtained from the office of Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) and Assistant Electoral Registration Officer (AERO).
  • If the voter wants to delete his or her name from the electoral list, Form 7 is to be downloaded or obtained from the ERO and AERO offices.
  • There might be a situation in which the wrong name has been mentioned in the voters list rendering you incapable of voting. To correct any wrong information about yourself that might be present with the election commission, Form 8 is to be filled.

Online procedure for registering a name in the electoral roll

The procedure for online filling of the application form for registering the name on the voters list are:

  • Visit the website www.eci.nic.in . Click on the link “Online voter registration”.
  • Sign up on the website by creating your unique username and password.
  • In the space left for uploading of the passport size photograph of the user, upload your photo.
  • Upload a document that can be accepted as address proof. If you are unable to post the documents on the website online, you can raise a request for the visit of the Booth Level Officer’ visit for the collection of the documents.

Offline procedure for registering a name in the electoral roll

The procedure for filling and submitting the form offline are:

  • Download the form depending upon your situation either from the election commission website or get it from the ERO office.
  • Fill the form with the correct details and attach the relevant documents to be submitted with it.
  • Address it to the voter’s centre of constituency.

The procedure for submitting the form in person are:

  • Download the form depending upon your situation either from the election commission website and take a print out of it or obtain it from the ERO office.
  • Fill the form with the correct details and attach the relevant documents to be submitted with it.
  • Submit the completed form to your voter’s centre of constituency or to the BLO.

Documents required for electoral roll registration

The list of documents to be submitted along with any of the forms mentioned above are:

  • Your passport size photograph is to be pasted in the form.
  • A document which acts as the proof of your age.
  • Address proof. Documents that can be accepted as address proof by the election commission are:
  1. Ration card
  2. Bank passbook
  3. Passport
  4. Driving licence
  5. Electricity bill
  6. Gas bill
  7. Telephone bill

Track the Voter ID application status

You can track the status of your voter ID by sending a text message EPIC [space] your Voter ID application number to 9211728082.

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