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
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.
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.