There are just few days remaining for the 17th Lok Sabha Elections. This year, according to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, there are 90 crore Indians who have registered themselves to elect the new Prime Minister of India. Among them, there are 1.5 crore are new voters in the age group of 18 to 19. But if you haven’t registered yet and above the age of 18 as of January 1, 2019, do it fast.
To enroll yourself as a voter, a person needs to be an Indian citizen. To get a voters ID card, citizens have to fill an application form (Form 6), remember it’s an offline process. Later, they must submit it to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of their constituency in two copies along with two passport size photos and age/residence proof copies. The EC will rectify all the details filled-in and will order the inclusion of the voter in the electoral lists which are three in types, General Electors (residents), Overseas electors (NRI) and service electors (voter having service qualification).
Form 6 will be available with Electoral Registration Officers/Assistant Electoral Registration Officers and Booth Level Officers.
For registering as a voter online, go to NVSP official site. On homepage in the centre, click on ‘Apply online for registration of new voter/due to shifting from AC’ or Form 6. A new window will open along with a form, fill it and click ‘submit’. It will take a month to 45 days to find out about the status of your voter ID. Either you will get a call or receive it in the mail.
Meanwhile, if you don’t have a voter ID card but your name is listed with EC, you’ll be allowed to vote. But you’ll have to carry a photo ID proof.