How to Register to Vote in India

Any person who is a citizen of India and is 18 years or older is eligible to vote in the elections. However, before doing so the applicant is required to register himself or herself.

What is the Eligibility criteria to Register to Vote

The eligibility criteria required for voter registration is as follows:

  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • As of January 1, of the year in which the applicant is registering himself or herself as a voter, he or she should be at least 18 years of age.
  • The applicant should be the resident of the constituency from which he or she is applying to get enrolled.

Registration Process to Vote in India

Online

In order to register to vote Id online, the applicant is required to fill Form 6. The applicant can download the form from the NVSP website. After the completion of the form, it is to be submitted to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) in your country. The form will be verified, and the name of the applicant will be included in the voter list. Basically, there are three different categories of voters which are general electors, overseas electors (NRI) and service electors.

Confirmation of voter registration

In order to confirm that your voter registration is complete, you can log on to the election website and check for your registration details. You will need to provide your reference ID for the same. The EC website will also allow the applicant to make changes to his or her details in the electoral roll. The link for the election commission website.

Offline

In order to register yourself as a voter offline, you can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the nearest Booth Level Officer (BLO) to obtain Form 6.
  • After the form is filled, submit it along with the Aadhar card and a document which provides proof of your birth and the graduation certificate. In case any of these documents is not available, you are required to submit an affidavit stating the reason for it.
  • Two passport size photographs of the applicant is also required.
  • In addition to the other documents, the applicant is also required to submit the photocopy of the voter ID of a family member. If none of the family members possess an ID card, the applicant can submit the ID card of the neighbor.
  • Once all the documents are submitted with the Booth Level Officer (BLO), the verification department will verify the papers and issue the voter ID to the applicant.

Forms Required to Register to Vote

The forms required under different circumstances are as follows:

  • Any general voter is required to fill Form 6. For applicants who are registering themselves as first time voters along with those who want to change their constituency can also fill out Form 6.
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are required to fill out Form 6A.
  • If the applicant wants to make changes to any information regarding his or her entry in the electoral roll, he or she can fill Form 7.
  • The applicant should fill Form 8 to change the details such as Name, Photo, Age, EPIC Number, Address, Date of Birth of the applicant, Name of the relative, Type of relation or the gender.

All you need to know about Form 6

Any aspiring voter who is not registered yet must fill Form 6 and submit it to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of the assembly constituency in which the applicant resides. After the submission of the form, the applicant is now registered to vote in the elections.

How to check voter registration status

To check the voter registration status, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit https://electoralsearch.in/ to check the voter registration status.
  • If your name appears in the electoral list, you are registered as a voter otherwise you should register your name in the list.
  • In order to register your name in the voters list, visit the website .

The key dates for the general elections, 2019

The key dates of the general elections of 2019 are as follows:

  1. Phase 1 of the elections – 11th April
  2. Phase 2 of the elections - 18th April
  3. Phase 3 of the elections – 23rd April
  4. Phase 4 of the elections – 29th April
  5. Phase 5 of the elections – 6th May
  6. Phase 6 of the elections – 12th May
  7. Phase 7 of the elections – 19th May
  8. The results for the general elections 2019 will be declared on 23rd May.

FAQs on Register to Vote

  1. What documents are required to register to vote?

    The documents required to register to vote are as follows:

    1. Address proof
      1. Ration card
      2. Bank Passbook
      3. Driving license
      4. Income tax assessment order
      5. Rental agreement
      6. Latest water, electricity or gas connection bill
    2. Date of birth proof: The documents which can be accepted as age proof are:
      1. Birth certificate issued by the local authority.
      2. If the applicant has passed class 10, he or she can submit the marksheet. It will also be accepted as proof for date of birth.
      3. Passport
      4. PAN card
      5. Driving license
      6. Aadhar Card
    3. Forms required : The forms required under different circumstances are as follows:
      1. Any general voter is required to fill Form 6. For applicants who are registering themselves as first time voters along with those who want to change their constituency can also fill out Form 6.
      2. Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are required to fill out Form 6A
      3. If the applicant wants to make changes to any information regarding his or her entry in the electoral roll, he or she can fill Form 7.
      4. The applicant should fill Form 8 to change the details such as Name, Photo, Age, EPIC Number, Address, Date of Birth of the applicant, Name of the relative, Type of relation or the gender.
  2. How do I know if I registered to vote?

    In order to check if you have registered to vote or not, visit the link https://electoralsearch.in/ and check if your name appears on the list. If your name appears on the list, you are registered as a voter, if not then you are not registered as a voter.

  3. What happens when I register to vote?

    When you register to vote, your name is included in the electoral roll. You are eligible to vote in the elections.

  4. How do I know if registered to vote?

    In order to check whether you are registered to vote or not, log on to the NVSP website and check the registration status.

  5. Do you have to re-register to vote?

    If you have registered yourself as a voter once, there is no requirement to register yourself as a voter again.

  6. Do you have to re-register to vote?

    It takes about 5 to 7 weeks for the applicant to receive the voter ID after applying for one.

  7. How do I pre-register to vote?

    There is no facility for pre-registration to vote in India.

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