Voters ID is one of the proof for any Indian as citizens of India. Many persons do not know how to get registered for getting voters ID. For them, the following details are furnished.
Every citizen of India can apply for voter’s id if he is 18. The qualifying date for the purpose of calculation of 18 years is the first day of January of the year in which the elecctroal roll is prepared or revised. The proof of birth are matric certificate, passport, birth certificate etc.
Only a person who is ordinarily resident in a constituency is entitled to be registered in the electoral roll of that constituency. Non-resident Indians are not entitled to be registered as voters. But non-resident Indian citizens who are employed under Goct of india in a post outside india are eligible to be registered as voters.
There are various forms for registration:
Form no.6 For inclusion of names
Form no. 7 For any objection on inclusion of names.
Form no. 8 For correction of entries in the electoral rolls.
Form no. 8A For transposition of entry in electrol rolls in the same constituency on shifting the residence.
These forms are to be submitted to the ERO (SDM) or the AERO of the area.
If any one shifted their residence, they can fill form 8A (same constituency) or form 6 (different constituency) as the case may be.
If EPIC card is defective, then the card has to be deposited in the office of the ERO concerned or at photography centre when the preparation of photo ID card begins.
When applying for id card, the documents to be shown as proof of residence are passport, bank passport, driving license, ration card etc. or any govt document to facilitate the work of registration.
If EPIC card is lost, then FIR is to be lodged with police station. A copy of the FIR along with Rs.25 is to be paid for getting new EPIC card. The dates for issuing EPIC cards are published in leading newspapers.
For first time registration application, proof of residence can be attached but it is not mandatory. An enumerator will visit the house and check the details. He will give acknowledgement. Then any one can check their name in the draft roll which will be published and available at the office of the ERO concerned to confirm that the name exists in the roll. Then subsequently the id cards can be collected from the office or from nominated officers of ERO.
Voters can register where he is working and not in his native place where he is not ordinarily resident.
C. R. Venkata Ramani