Voter ID card in Goa

The electoral process in India begins with the declaration of dates by the Election Commission. Voting is one of the important parts of the Electoral process. Any person who is a citizen of India and is above the age of 18 years is eligible to vote in the electoral process. Voting is a privilege and responsibility of every citizen of India. The people in a democracy can express their opinions and choose their leaders by voting. It also serves as a medium to voice one’s concerns indirectly.

In order to be able to vote, an individual should possess a Voter ID. The Voter ID is a very important piece of document that enables voters to cast their vote. The Voter ID is issued by the government. It not only enables one to vote but it also serves as a valid proof of identity.

There are over 39 Lok Sabha Constituencies and 234 assembly constituencies in India. Goa has two seats in Lok Sabha and one seat in Rajya Sabha. Goa is one of the important states in democratic India when it comes to voting and has seen 14 governments in a span of 15 years. It is imperative to have a Voter

Goa Elections 2019
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About Color Voter ID card in Goa

Voter ID is a very important piece of document required in order to cast a vote. The Voter ID is issued by the Election Commission of India and until now. The initial version of Voter ID came in a black and white printed and laminated paper piece. The card contains details of the cardholder such as name, date of birth, father’s name, address of the cardholder and a photograph of the cardholder. Due to certain glitches in the old Voter ID card, the government has introduced a new Colour Voter ID carda. It is very easy to avail a new Colour Voter ID card.

How to register for Colour Voter ID

Listed below are the steps to be followed in order to get a Colour Voter ID

  • Visit the official website of Goa.
  • Click on the link for the registration of new PVC Voter ID.
  • Enter the required details along with your mobile number.
  • Upload your photograph.
  • Submit the details by selecting the ‘Submit’ option.
  • A verification code will be sent to the mobile number.
  • Enter the code in the box specified for it.
  • The site will send an identity code for your respective voter card.
  • You will receive updates via SMS on the provided mobile number.
  • The voter card will be sent to your house post within 45 to 60 days.

How to Apply for Voter ID Online in Goa

The Chief Electoral Officer Goa is responsible for facilitating the application for Voter ID cards in Goa. Listed below are the steps that needs to be followed in order to apply for a Voter ID card in Goa online:

  • Visit the official CEO Goa website.
  • Select the required Form to apply for a Voter ID (Form 4 for registration).
  • Once you’ve selected the appropriate form, fill in the required details.

Steps to be followed while filling the form

  • If the user is new and has never enrolled his/her name in the list, the user has to opt for the “My name is not included in the enrolled list before” and choose the appropriate Assembly Constituency.
  • Once the constituency has been selected, the user has to select the relatives that are already enrolled in the list.
  • If the family member’s name is not included in the list, the user has to add their details too.
  • It is mandatory to fill in all the details.
  • Once the form is completely filled, the user has to upload their photo after which all the details will be displayed along with the photo.

Once the form is filled, it has to be printed out and sent to the closest election commission office. The section 2 of the form will be filled by the officers and posted back to the applicant’s address.

How to Apply for Voter ID Offline in Goa

People who do not have access to internet and wish to apply for a Voter ID in person and those who are not familiar with online forms, voter ID can be obtained by filling up simple forms.

Follow the procedure given below to apply for a Voter ID in Goa:

  • One can also apply for a Voter ID offline in Goa. The applicant has to avail the application form, the form numbers with their purposes is given below.
    • Form 6 - Application for inclusion of name in electoral roll after the draft publication of roll.
    • Form 7 - Application form for objection to include a name in electoral roll.
    • Form 8 - Application form for correction of details in electoral roll.
    • Form 8 A - Application form for transposition of an entry in the electoral roll.
  • One must also provide the necessary KYC documents along with the Form 6 that needs to be submitted.
  • It is important to keep handy the details of family members whose name has already been included in the electoral roll if the need comes.
  • Visit the nearest Electoral Registration Office in Goa and submit the documents. Once the documents are approved and verified, the Booth Level officers (BLOs) will visit your residence mentioned on the form to ensure that the details provided are accurate.
  • To issue a voter ID for all registered voters, frequent drives are organized by the Election Commission of India (ECI) at Designated Photographic Locations (DPLs). These drives are advertised in all media channels including TV and print media. These drives can be utilised by people to avail Voter ID without any hassles of having to submit separate application forms.

How to track status in Goa

Tracking Voter ID Status Online

You can check your status online using the following information:

  • Visit the Goa CEO website(http://ceogoa.nic.in/appln/uil/TrackOnlineApp.aspx).
  • You can check your status using your Acknowledgement number.
  • Enter your first name.
  • Enter the captcha code and click on “Search” to generate your results.

Tracking Voter ID status via SMS

This facility is not available in Goa yet, but may be rolled out in the future.

Calling on the Dedicated ECI Helpline Number

You can call the ECI Helpline number 1950 toll free. The helpline is available on all working days between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

How to Apply for Duplicate Voter ID in Goa

There are cases where one might lose their Voter ID card, in such cases you can follow the below mentioned steps to avail a duplicate Voter ID card:

  • Visit the nearest police station and file a complaint.
  • Get a FIR to apply for a duplicate voter ID card.
  • You will have to submit a letter regarding the loss of voter ID card.
  • Details regarding the Voter Id card needs to be mentioned in the same.
  • After the FIR has been filed, you will have to fill the Form 002 issued by the Election Commission of India. This is necessary for a duplicate Voter ID card.
  • You will also have to provide additional KYC documents like address proof and identity proof with the Form 002.
  • Make sure that you submit all documents at the nearest Election Commission Office. The application will be reviewed within a week and the new Voter ID will be sent to your residence.

Process of Voter ID Card Correction Online in Goa

It is very important that the details present in the Voter ID card be accurate and true. In case of any discrepancies in the details present one can easily change it. Listed below are the steps that needs to be followed in order to correct your Voter ID card information Online:

  • Visit the website of Chief Electoral Officer of Goa.
  • Select the option “Electoral Services” in the homepage.
  • Under the options given, select “Apply for Correction”.
  • You will have to fill certain information in Form 8 for correction once you choose the option mentioned above.
  • You will be asked to enter the Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) number.
  • You will have to mention details regarding the change you are making. Mention if you are correcting your name, date of birth, photo or parent/spouse’s name. One can also link their mobile and email id through this page.
  • If you have opted for change of address, you will have to specify the old and new address
  • One must also upload supporting documents and sign a declaration before they can submit the application for address change.

Once this form is submitted, the application will be reviewed and the correct Voter ID card will be sent to your residential address.

Process of Voter ID Card Correction Offline in Goa

Follow the below mentioned steps if there are mistakes in the details present on your Voter ID card:

  • Avail Form 8 online or at the nearest Election Commission office.
  • Fill and sign the Form 8 for correcting the information that has been entered in the Voter ID.
  • Submit your photograph along with KYC documents that support the change.
  • The relevant documents needs to be submitted for the change in information.
  • Submit all documents including the Form 8 at the nearest Election Commission Office.
  • You will also have to submit the original copy of existing Voter ID card in the Election Commission Office (ECO).
  • Your application for change of information or correction in Voter ID in Goa will be reviewed within a week and the new Voter ID will be issued.

CEO, Goa

Chief Electoral Officer, Goa or CEO, Goa works under the supervision and control of the Election Commission of India. Increasing communication between the voters of Goa and the Election Department of Goa is the aim of the website of Chief Electoral Officer, Goa.

Check your Voter ID Card Application Status:

  • Go to the official website of Chief Electoral Officer, GOA
  • On the homepage of the website, you will see several links inside boxes.
  • Click on the one that says ‘Track Voter ID Application Online’.
  • This will redirect you to a new page called ‘Online Application Status’.
  • Under the heading ‘Check your online request status’ you will see a box that says ‘Enter reference id’. Ensure that you enter the correct reference id.
  • Click on the link that says ‘Track Status’.

GOA Electoral Roll Details:

All your Electoral details can be searched by EPIC number or personal details. The process to find out electoral details using name is mentioned below:

  • Go to the official website of Chief Electoral Officer, Goa.
  • On the homepage of the website, you will see several links inside boxes.
  • Click on the one that says ‘Your Electoral Details’.
  • This will redirect you to a page where you will find two ways to find your electoral details. Either you can search by details or you can search by EPIC number. Choose Search by details.
  • Enter your name in the first box.
  • You will find another box that asks for the name of your father or husband. Enter your Father’s/Husband’s name.
  • Enter your age in the third box by selecting the correct data from the drop down menu in the box.
  • You can also choose to enter the date of birth by selecting the DoB option.
  • Enter your gender/sex in the fourth box.
  • In the fifth box, you will have to enter the name of the state in which to live. Choose it from the drop down menu provided in the box.
  • In the sixth box, enter the district where you stay. Choose the correct data from the drop down provided inside the box.
  • The in seventh box, enter the name of the assembly constituency applicable to you. Choose the correct data from the drop down provided inside the box.
  • Enter the captcha code provided at the bottom of the page.
  • Click on ‘Search’ to get the desired results.

Steps to find out Electoral Roll Goa Details using EPIC number is mentioned below:

  • Go to the official website of Chief Electoral Officer, GOA
  • On the homepage of the website, you will see several links inside boxes.
  • Click on the one that says ‘Your Electoral Details’.
  • This will redirect you to a page where you will find two ways to find your electoral details. Either you can search by details or you can search by EPIC number. Choose Search by details.
  • Enter your EPIC number in the first box.
  • In the second box, you will have to enter the name of the state in which to live. Choose it from the drop down menu provided in the box.
  • Enter the captcha code provided at the bottom of the page.
  • Click on ‘Search’ to get the desired results.

Goa Elections - 2017

Dates for the assembly elections in Goa are going to be announced by the Election Commission. This will happen by December, 2016. The present legislative assembly’s term will be ending on 18th March, 2017. Thus, the polls must end before that date. As per Goa’s Electoral Office, the elections may take place between 11th December, 2016 and 18th December, 2016. School examinations and Christmas holidays have been taken into consideration before proposing the tentative dates of the elections. The two active parties of the state are BJP and Congress. AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) has also shown its ambitions to mark its presence in the state.

Quick facts about Goa Elections
Assembly Constituencies 40
Parliamentary Constituencies 2
Ruling Party Bharatiya Janata Party
Opposition Party Indian National Congress
Governor Mridula Sinha
Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar
Chief Electoral N.S Navti

CM of Goa

Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar is the new Chief Minister of Goa. He has served the Bharatiya Janata Party government as the Defence Minister from 2014 to 2017. He was born in Mapusa and went to Loyola High School in Margao. He graduated from IIT, Mumbai in the year 1978.

Election Commission of Goa

Every state in India has an Election Commission Department that is trusted with the responsibility of conducting the state elections. The Election Commission of Goa takes care of the preparations of elections held in Goa and ensures that it is conducted in a free and fair manner.

Some of the officers of the Election Commission of Goa are:

Name

Position

N.S. Navti

Chief Electoral Officer

Devidas S. Gaonkar

Assistance Chief Electoral Officer

Note - The officers may be changed at any time by the Government.

Frequently Asked Questions on Voter ID and Goa Electoral Roll

Elections are the most important event of a democratic country such as India as this process determines the government that will rule the country. Elections are governed by the Election Commission of India and the entire process is overseen by this committee. Indian citizens who are above the age of 18 are eligible to vote. They will also need a Voter ID or EPIC which is the Electors Photo Identity Card. Given below are some of the frequently asked questions regarding elections in GOA.

  1. Who can be enrolled as voters?

    Citizens of India who have crossed the age of 18 on 1st January of the concerned year, can vote (unless otherwise disqualified).

  2. What are Electoral Rolls?

    A list containing details of eligible citizens entitled to cast their vote in any election is known as an electoral roll. This roll is prepared as per every Assembly Constituency. Electoral rolls for all Assembly Constituencies are subdivided into different parts, based on the polling booths. One part will correspond to a particular polling booth.

  3. What does ‘continuous updation of electoral roll’ refer to?

    The process of continuous updation of electoral rolls go on even once the electoral rolls have been published. Citizens are allowed to file applications with the relevant Electoral Registration Officer for deletion, addition, transposition and modification. As per law, citizens can register their name until the last date of nomination filing by candidates as per the Election Commission’s notification for by-election or general election to the Parliament or Assembly.

  4. In order to avail a Voter ID Card GOA, what proof of address should applicants provide?

    Applicants can provide any of the following documents as address proof:

    • Passport
    • Passbook
    • Driving License
    • Aadhaar Card or other government documents.
  5. How many Assembly Constituencies are there in Goa?

    Goa has 40 Assembly Constituencies out of which one is reserved for candidates who come from Schedule Caste.

  6. Can an Indian citizen who does not reside in the country, vote?

    Based on provisions in the Amended Representation of the People Act, 2010, citizens of India who do not reside in the country can vote, as long as they do not have the citizenship of another country.

  7. Can individuals get themselves enrolled in more than one location?

    Individuals are not allowed to enroll themselves in more than one location/constituency as a voter.

  8. Who is the Chief Electoral Officer of Goa?

    The Chief Electoral Officer of Goa is Mr. Kunal (IAS).

  9. What are the various forms available for procuring Election Card GOA?

    The various forms that are available are:

    • Form 6 - inclusion of names
    • Form 7 - objection on any inclusion of names
    • Form 8 - entry correction
    • Form 8A - transposition of entry
  10. In case an individual has shifted residence, what necessary changes will have to be made?

    If individuals, who have a Voter ID have shifted their residence and the new residence is within the same constituency, they will have to procure, fill and submit Form 8A along with required proof. If the constituency is different then Form 6 will have to be procured, filled and submitted again.

  11. Who prepares Electoral rolls for Parliamentary or Assembly Constituency?

    The Electoral Registration Officer or ERO is responsible for this. In Manipur, these are Additional District Magistrates or Sub-Divisional Magistrates.

  12. Who appoints an Electoral Registration Officer?

    The Election Commission of India, in consultation with the State or Union Territory Government appoints Local Authorities or an Officer of the Government as the Electoral Registration Officer.

    Additionally, the Election Commission of India also appoints one or more Assistant Electoral Registration Officers to assist the Electoral Registration Officer.

  13. Who can enroll themselves as Overseas Electors?

    Citizens of India who have been staying away from their ordinary residence in India due to education, employment or other reasons, can apply for the position of an Overseas Elector. The citizen should not have included his/her name in electoral roll nor have they acquired the citizenship of other countries.

  14. How can an NRI applicant find out if his/her name is in the electoral roll?

    The Electoral Registration Officer’s decision will be communicated to the NRI applicant via post and also by SMS to the applicant’s mobile number. Additionally, the rolls are available on the Chief Electoral Officer of Manipur’s website.

  15. How can customers find their name, polling booth number and sl.no in their Electoral Roll?

    Electoral Roll is available with ERO/BLO/AERO. Customers can find their details from these locations. It is also available on the official website of the Chief Electoral Officer of Goa. They will have to click on the link titled ‘Search your name in the Voter list’ facilities.

*Disclaimer

Updates on Goa Elections - 2018

  • Preparations for 2019 general elections in Goa in full swing

    The preparations for the upcoming general elections are in full swing with a meeting conducted by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Kunal at his office on August 10, 2018 regarding the same matter. The objective of the meeting was to find ways to create election awareness among the people, educate people about the importance of getting registered as a voter and increase t the voting turnout in the elections. The matter of deleting duplicate and fake names from the voters list was also discussed in the meeting. The election commission is also planning to organise events such as street plays to spread awareness about the elections.

    14 August 2018

  • Panchayat elections postponed in Panaji

    Village panchayat elections in Panaji have been postponed and a date for the same is yet to be finalized. The High Court of Bombay in Goa has issued an order to conduct elections by June 12.

    However, even as the term to conduct the election will end in May, the government has postponed it. Elections are to be held in as many as 185 village panchayats.

    A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed by advocate Rohan Shirodkar stating that it is unconstitutional for the government to postpone elections in this manner.

    17 May 2017

  • Michael Lobo elected deputy speaker in Goa House

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator, Michael Lobo, has been elected the Deputy Speaker of the Goa Assembly, defeating the Congress legislator, Isidore Fernandes. The elections were held in the House and Michael Lobo won 21 votes against his rival, Isidore Fernandes, who won 15 votes. The speaker Pramod Sawant did not vote and two MLAs, Mr. Churchill Alemao for the NCP and Francis Silveira from the Congress Party were not present in the House at the time of the election. The state of Goa has a 40-member House and one Congress MLA resigned after the announcement of the Assembly poll results on March 11th. Michael Lobo was escorted to his chair by the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who congratulated the MLA from Calangute for assuming the responsibility. In his inaugural speech, Michael Lobo described the new Chief Minister as a visionary leader.

    4 April 2017

  • BJP confident of a win in Goa

    After the Election in Goa that concluded on February 4, the Bharatiya Janata Party is confident to continue its rule in the state. However, the results will be out on March 11 and till then all the parties have to hold their horses.

    It is being said that the silent voters in the state will play a major role in turning the fate of the state in this general Goa Assembly Elections. Since these voters do not subscribe to any single party's political ideology, it is being very difficult for all the political parties to gauge their minds. While pre-poll surveys trying to assess this class of voters have not yet been successful, major parties are left in an utter state of confusion.

    While on one hand the BJP has been claiming to win at least 26 seats out of the 40, on the other hand, Congress has already claimed to have bagged 23 seats. However, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which has contested elections in Goa for the first time this year is quiet about its hopes. The BJP who is already running the government in Goa is hopeful that they will continue for another term.

    The BJP had designed two plans for this assembly Election in Goa. The first one was to work towards rising its tally from the existing number of seats that is 21. The second plan was to vote for independent candidates in constituencies where BJP was not doing too well. This was done because independent candidates tend to join large parties eventually.

    20 February 2017

  • Goa Elections 2017 : Parties can now keep an eye on EVMs

    One day after numerous senior political leaders called for extra security at rooms where EVMs are stored, all political parties were reassured by the State Administration that a three-tier security cover would ensure that no mishaps would take place within the voting missions. An election commission official said that all political parties and candidates would be allowed stay outside the outermost perimeter and keep an eye on all the security arrangements of the strong room. North Goa collector Nila Mohanan said that the polled EVMs and VVPATS of all the 19 assembly constituencies of North Goa district are stored in the strong rooms of Bal Bhavan in Panaji.

    It was also said that all instructions of the Election Commission of Goa was being complied with strictly and utmost measures have been put into place to guard the Strong Rooms. Luizinho Faleiro, The Goa Congress Committee President and a candidate from Navelim Congress said that the Election Commission had to maintain vigilance. He also said that a representative from each party would have to be posted outside the strong rooms and this was echoed by MGP President, Deepak Dhavalikar who expressed doubts regarding the deployed security to guard EVMs in Panjim and Margao.

    16 February 2017

  • BJP Releases Second Candidate List for Goa

    The BJP has released a second list for the Goa Assembly elections, due to take place on February 4th, 2017. The candidate list was finalised during a meeting by the BJP’s Central Election Committee, which was attended by senior party officials including the Prime Minister. The list contains names of candidates for 36 out of the 40 seats in Goa’s State Assembly and includes 18 sitting legislators. New names that feature on the list include Vishwajit Rane for Poriem, Pravin Zantye for Mayem and Vijay Pai among others.

    13 February 2017

  • Congress promises five liters of petrol free for students every month ahead of Goa Elections

    Manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in Goa was released by Congress. The elections are scheduled for 4th of February, 2017. Party MP Jyotiraditya Scindia in Panaji was a part of the occasion. According to this manifesto, the party has promised to close all casinos permanently including floating vessels that are mounted with gambling dens in Goa. Additionally they have also promised to provide free petrol for upto 5 litres to every college per month.

    Goa Congress Chief Luizinho Faleiro proposed that the implementation of the casino ban would take place in two phases. Offshore casinos in river Mandovi will be shut down in the first phase of Goa Elections and onshore casinos would be shut down in the second. He said that casinos on the shore would be closed down later. He also is believed to have said that since many Goans do not seem to be working at these casinos, employment opportunities will not be hampered.

    The manifesto also states that Congress opposes the holding of the expo in Goa Elections or provide permanent rights to the Defence Ministry to hold lands on lease or own land anywhere in the state. Further, citizens were assured of a thorough probe into permissions being granted to the State’s Investment Promotion Board for establishing industries in the state.

    8 February 2017

  • Congress releases second list of candidates for Goa Assembly Elections 2017

    A second list of candidates comprising of 7 members was released by the Congress party for the upcoming Goa Assembly Polls taking the number of finalised candidates to 34 of the 40 assembly seats. This move could rule out alliance with NCP i.e., Nationalist Congress Party in the state as the party was keen to contest Benaulim and Vasco seats from where Congress has fielded Edwin Barreto and Saifulla Khan respectively.

    Goa goes to polls on February 4th, 2017. On 12th January, Congress had released a list containing 27 candidates.

    19 January 2017

  • AAP to start door-to-door campaign for Goa elections

    Aam Aadmi Party will start its tried and tested poll strategy of campaigning door-to-door in all the 40 assembly constituencies in Goa Elections, which goes to poll on February 4. The chief ministerial candidate of AAP, Elvis Gomes will lead the campaign along with other leaders such as Valmiki Nail and Oscar Rebello. Door-to-door campaigning has been a signature move of AAP’s poll strategy and had helped it clinch the Delhi elections two years ago. While Arvind Kejriwal toured Goa on January 7th and 8th addressing four public rallies, he would return on January 24th again for another round of meetings.

    Gomes is a former IGP and is contesting from Conculim in South Goa. He is pitted against Laxmikant Parsekar on grounds of clean image and honest governance since 19th December 2016 when Arvind Kejriwal announced him as the chief ministerial candidate of AAP.

    17 January 2017

  • AAP Leader Kejriwal launches its ‘liberation’ campaign in Goa

    The incumbent Delhi Chief Minister and the Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal is all set to launch their 2017 Assembly election campaign in Goa. This is the second time in 7 months that the AAP chief has held a public meeting at Goa in Cuncolim district.

    The party termed their campaign a ‘liberation’ crusade to rid the smallest state of India from bad governance. AAP is riding into the Goa Polls with the promise of a corruption-free government. The party made a symbolic gesture by holding the meeting on December 19, which is also celebrated as the Goa Liberation Day.

    AAP has declared 32 of its candidates for the upcoming polls in February. 8 candidates are yet to be named. Their cadres and volunteers have begun canvassing since September. The efforts of AAP have also raised the stakes for both BJP and the Congress in the state.

    10 January 2017

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