Voter List, Electoral List or the Electoral Roll – people call the list that has the names of the voters in each constituency by many names, and they all seem to have the same doubts.

Here's shedding some light:

1. My name is on the Electoral List, but I haven’t received my Voter ID yet

You don't need a Voter ID to vote as long as your name is on the electoral roll. However, it's advisable that you carry any one of the following identity documents prescribed by the ECI:

  • The Photo Voter slip issued by the Election Office
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Service identity cards with photograph issued to employees by Central / State Govt. PSUs / Public limited companies
  • Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank / Post Office
  • PAN card
  • AADHAAR card
  • Smart card issued by RGI under NPR
  • MNREGA Job Card
  • Health insurance smart card issued under the scheme of M/o Labour
  • Pension document with photograph

Even outside the polling station, booth level officers will help you find your name on the Voter List, and help create your Voter ID.

2. I have voted in the past but my name isn't on the Voter List this year.

Unfortunately, you cannot vote this time. The electoral roll is revised every year. There's every chance of your name getting deleted if you were not present at the address or you moved house etc. during revision.

On 26 March 2014, the ECI stopped enrollment of names on the Voter List.

After the General Elections 2014, you can file an application to enroll your name on the Voter List and obtain your Voter ID.

3. If my name is not on the Voter List, can I use Form 7 to register to vote?

You cannot do that. Form 7 is used when one wishes to delete his or her name from the electoral roll.

Special camps were held on March 9 across the country to provide spot registrations to those who didn't register earlier.

It is not possible for officials to conduct spot registration on the polling day.

For voters who have registered post January 1, 2014

Your name may not appear on the voter list displayed on the ECI website. Even with the SMS option on the ECI website, chances are that you may not be able to confirm if your name is on the Voter List.

Such newly registered voters can come to the polling station with their EPIC number or any alternate ID proof - their names should appear in the updated voter list that poll officials will carry at the polling booths.

For more information, please go to: http://www.jaagore.com/vote/votervalidation/

Source: ECI

Knowledge partner: Haiyya

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