ElectionHow to register to vote India: Here is the complete guide

How to register to vote India: Here is the complete guide

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Our democratic country gives us the right to choose the leader of our choice. To participate in this, one must vote or vote, and to do so, every citizen of India must register to vote. Voting is a legal right. Let’s learn how to register or register to vote through this article.

India is the largest democracy in the world, as we know. One of the common features of our democracy is voting. Citizens of India are legally entitled to vote. Thus, we can choose a leader who can lead our country to new heights. The right to vote not only allows a citizen to vote for political parties, but also helps them realize the importance of citizenship.

Many people still do not vote because they believe that one vote will not make a difference. We can see, however, that even one vote makes a difference. It is our responsibility to understand and appreciate the importance of voting. Without a doubt, the political foundations of our country have been built using elections. We would like to inform you that you must register to vote in order to vote. This article provides information on how to register your vote if you have not yet done so and do not know the process.

Let’s first examine who is eligible to vote.

A voter’s eligibility is as follows:

  • He should be an Indian citizen.
  • An individual must have reached the age of 18 on the qualifying date of the revision of the voter list, which was January 1, the year of the revision.
  • Must be enrolled in the electoral roll of India or in the polling area of the Indian constitution in which he resides.

We would like to inform you that under Article-326 of the Constitution of India, the right to vote has been recognized and elections to the Lok Sabha and to the Legislative Assemblies of the states are to be conducted on the basis of adult suffrage, i.e. the age of the voter. Registrants for such elections, who are at least 18 years old and not otherwise disqualified by law on the grounds of non-residence, unsoundness of mind, offense, or corrupt or illegal practices, shall be entitled to vote.

How do I register to vote or vote?

Here is how you can create your voter ID or register to vote:

Step 1: Fill out

Form 6
Form 6

To register for a voter card, fill out Form 6. As prescribed in Form 6, the citizen may submit the application to the Electoral Registration Officer/Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of his/her constituency.

There are several ways to submit an application:

  • Applications containing copies of relevant documents may be submitted personally to the concerned Electoral Registration Officer or Assistant Electoral Registration Officer.
  • Additionally, the post can also be sent to the booth level officer of the polling area or can be handed to him.
  • The application can also be filed online.

How to apply online:

  • Visit the National Voters’ Service Portal.
  • Please click on ‘Online Application for New Voter Registration’.
  • Form 6 will open in a new window.
  • Fill out the form and submit it.Step 2: Organize the required documents using Form 6

  • To submit it along with Form 6, you need to provide some basic documents. The documents should also be verified or certified before submission.
  • Proof of identification is required. Examples include passports, driving licenses, Pan cards, and student ID cards.
  • Submission of proof of residence or address is also required.
  • To vote, you must live at the address for six months.
  • The following documents will serve as proof of address:
  • A current passbook from a bank, farmer, or post office,
  • The ration card,
  • Your passport,
  • driving license,
  • Tax assessment order,
  • Rent agreement,
  • Recent telephone, electric, gas, and water bills for that address, either in the name of
  • the applicant or his/her immediate family (parent).
  • The Indian Postal Department delivers mail/post/letters in the name of the applicant to the address of Ordinary Post.Note: If the above-mentioned documents are not in your name, but rather in the name of your landlord, then the landlord can sign an affidavit stating that you reside at the mentioned address. In the case that the address proof you are giving is in the name of a family member, then you must provide proof of the relationship. For this, a relationship certificate from your parents and a marriage certificate, if the address is in the name of a husband or wife, are necessary.

    For proof of age:

  • Any government-recognized document that proves your age is sufficient for age verification if you’re 18 to 22:
  • Birth certificate issued by the municipal authority or district office of the registrar of births and deaths, or baptismal certificate.
  • The applicant must submit a birth certificate from the last school they attended or any other recognized educational institution.
  • In the case that he is a 10th class pass, then a 10th class mark sheet will be sufficient, but the date of birth must appear on it.
  • If the mark sheet contains the date of birth, it will also work for classes 5 and 8.- Passport

    – Pan Card

    – driving license

    – Aadhar card issued by UIDAI

    3rd Step: Submission of Form 6
    Along with the attested documents, you must submit Form 6 to your nearest ERO (Electoral Registration Officer). Your form will be acknowledged once it has been submitted. The office will grant your voter ID status in about a month or 45 days. You will either receive a call or a letter. If you do not receive anything from this, you can directly contact the ERO office, where you submitted the form along with the receipt you obtained during the submission.

    In the event that you do not have a voter ID on election day, you can still cast your vote. Your name appears on the electoral list. You will need to bring your driving license, PAN card, passport, etc. according to your suitability.

    Also, it can happen:

    Form 6 is posted on the notice board after it is received by ERO so that anyone can voice their objections within one week. Moreover, ERO may ask the booth level officer to visit the applicant’s residence to verify the information provided in the application. When the ERO receives Form 6 and no objections are received, the name will be added to the list.

    In this way, you can register your vote as explained in the whole process. Do not wait to register if you haven’t already. Voting is your legal right, so be a responsible citizen and cast your vote.

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