Election Commission of India is a permanent constitutional body which is vested with power or authority to direct and control the entire process of conducting elections to the Indian parliament, every state legislature and office of President and Vice-President of India.
Elections are quite an essential aspect of democracy. But, conducting elections in a fair manner in one of the highest populous countries is never easy. Every now and then, the election comes with a series of methods and procedures to conduct and fraud-free elections across the country. The system of a unique Voter ID Card is introduced to keep a check on the proxy-votes.
The online voter ID card is also known as Electoral Photo Identity Card. It is mandatory for every voter to have a valid voter ID card to cast their vote in their respective constituency. Eligible voters will be part of the electoral roll prepared by the Election Commission. So if you don’t have an electoral card, register for the Voter ID Card.
Indian citizens above 18 years of age can register themselves through online/offline mode as a general voter. In this blog, you will learn about the details of online registration at the National Voters’ Service Portal.
What are the requirements for registering for a vote?
- An Indian Citizen
- An eligible voter should be above 18 years of age on the qualifying vote i.e., 1st of January of the year of revision of electoral roll.
- Need to an ordinary resident of the polling area of the constituency where you want to be enrolled.
- The applicant shouldn’t be disqualified to be enrolled as an elector.
What all documents are required for online Voter ID registration?
- Recent bank statement
- Bank Passbook
- Driving License
- Any government-issued service card
- Document of Physical ID Card
- Pension Document
- Student ID Card
- SC/ST/OBC Official Document
- Rental or Lease Agreement
- Birth Certificate
- Driving License
- SSLC Certificate
Two recent passport size photograph which is taken in less than 6 months before submission.
What all forms are required for online voter ID registration?
- Inclusion of names for general resident electors
- Shifting from one constituency to another.
- Form 6A: Inclusion of names of overseas electors
- Form 7: For deletion or objection on Inclusion of names
- Form 8: Rectification of entries in the Electoral list
- Form 8A: Shifting of residence to another place within the same constituency.
Let’s learn about general voters’ registration procedure
- Visit: https://www.nvsp.in/
- Click the tab Apply online for registration of a new voter; this will redirect you to Form 6.
- Pick your State and Assembly/Parliamentary Constituency.
Enter your details that include:
- Age & DOB ( Date of birth)
- Resident address
- Details of family members who are already enrolled.
- Any field marked red is a mandatory field and has to be filled in.
- Enter your place and date of filling in the form.
- You can save your filled form and continue at a later time. If you’ve completed your form, you can click on Submit.
What is the post-submission procedure for the electoral voter list?
- The application form will be displayed on the notice board by the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO). Remember that, if anyone has objections, they need to make an official objection within a weeks’ time. Also, if they are no objection, the applicant’s name will be enrolled in the list.
- If there is any objection, the ERO needs to the hearing procedure in which both the applicant and the objector may present their case.
- Upon successful registration, the confirmation will be sent via SMS on the registered number or by the post.
- The voters’ can view the electoral rolls on the state’s Chief Elector Officer’s website.