How to register to vote?

How do you get your name on the voter rolls? Which are the groups that can help you?

Here are the steps on how to enroll…

Which form?

FORM 6: For inclusion of names on the voter’s list, for inclusion of missing names and transposition of names from the previous to the present constituency (enclose copy of address proof and age proof if you are enrolling for the first time).

FORM 7: For deleting or objecting to the non-resident and deceased persons’ names from the list.

FORM 8: For making corrections to the particulars of oneself on the list.

FORM 8A: For transposition of entry from one part of the roll to another part in the same constituency.

Vote De! India, a non-profit and non-partisan volunteer community, works with companies to get their employee name included in the voter list. Employees can drop-off voting registration forms right in their office campuses, as opposed to making individual trips to respective Assistant Electoral Registration Officer (AERO) offices. VoteDe! India collects, sorts and submits the applications to AERO offices.

Jaago Re! One Billion Votes is a non-partisan national campaign launched by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (a non-profit organization) and Tata Tea, to awaken and enable the citizens of India, especially the youth, to register for voting.

Jaago Re! And its website www.jaagore.com, aim to provide a one-stop-shop solution to all your voting needs. You can register online at Jaago Re and use the online tool to fill your details. Generate the filled-in form, sign and submit at the specified location. The system also helps you find which constituency you belong to, and where is the office you need to submit the form at.

Where do I get the form?

You can download from this link or get it from the nearest AERO.

Where to give the form?

Each constituency will have an associated AERO office to submit the forms to. You can get the address of your AERO office here.

What’s the last date?

Forms can be submitted up to the last date for nomination by political parties.. According to the voter ID helpline, 31st March is the deadline for submitting all forms.

Any helplines?

Contact 4175 7550 for election related enquiries.

Do I need the photo id card to vote?

According Aelisha Andrews, Tahsildar, State Election Commission, the Election Commission has said EPIC is compulsory for this election.

You need to register separately to get a voter ID card by filling Form 001. Submit the form and get the details of the Digital Photography Centre (DPC) for your area and the dates when EPIC cards will be issued.

You can also check the designated photography locations at www.bangalorevoterid.org – this has the locations for each constituency, usually government schools and the date when the drive will be held there. Click here for the schedule.

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