Frequently Asked Questions
Answers Regarding Voter Registration, directly from MahaSEC
What are the main categories of voters in India?
There are 3 categories of electors in India:–
- General electors
- Oversees (NRI) electors
- Service Electors.
If I am 18 years old, can I register to vote? Which form to fill for that
Yes, You Have To Fill Up Form 6 for Voter Registration
Who is eligible to register as a General Voter?
Every Indian citizen who has attained the age of 18 years on the qualifying date, i.e. first day of January of the year of revision of electoral roll, unless otherwise disqualified, is eligible to be registered as a voter in the roll of the part/polling area of the constituency where he is ordinarily resident.
How to see the name in the voter list?
You can find Your Name by using https://electoralsearch.in/ this website Or You can search in Voter Helpline app
What to do if you want to register a new name in the voting list?
Please Visit your nearest Tahasil Office Or The Information is available on nvsp.in website
I filled the online form for voter registration, how do I know its status?
You can check the application status by login into the Voter portal (https://voterportal.eci.gov.in ) and clicking on ‘Track Application’.
Can a person who is not a citizen of India become a voter in the electoral roll of India?
No. A person who is not a citizen of India is not eligible for registration as a voter in the electoral rolls in India. Even those who have ceased to be citizens of India on acquiring the citizenship of another country are not eligible to be enrolled in the electoral rolls in India.
I have come to Mumbai for work, can I vote in my village?
You have to vote at the polling station where your name is registered in Electoral Roll
Which form of application should be used for registration in the electoral roll of the Graduate Legislative Council constituency.
Form No : 18 English Form
Who is a NRI voter? Can a non-resident Indian residing abroad become a voter on the electoral roll in India?
An overseas elector is a person who is a citizen of India and who has not acquired citizenship of any other country and is otherwise eligible to be registered as a voter and who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to his employment, education or otherwise is eligible to be registered as a voter in the constituency in which his place of residence in India as mentioned in his passport is located. According to the provisions of Section 20A of the Representation of People Act, 1950, an NRI settled in a foreign land can become an elector in the electoral roll in India.
What is the relevant date for confirmation of completion of 18 years of age? Can I register as a voter on the day I turn 18 / Why?
According to Section 14 (b) of the Representation of People Act, 1950 the relevant date (qualifying date) for determining the age of an applicant is the first day of January of the year in which the electoral roll after revision is finally published. For example, if you have completed or are completing 18 years of age on any date from and after 2nd January 2020 but upto to 1st January 2021, you will be eligible for registration as a voter in the elector roll going to be finally published in January, 2021.
I am a student living in a hostel / canteen far away from my hometown. I want to register at my current place of residence. What should I do?
In case of a student residing at the place of study, in hostel or mess managed by the educational institutions or elsewhere will have the option to get himself/herself registered as elector at his/her native place with his/her parents or at the address of hostel/mess where he/she is resident for the time being for pursuing his/her studies. The course pursued by the said students should be recognized by Central/State Governments / Boards /Universities/Deemed Universities and such courses should be of not less than 1 year’s duration. Such student who wants to enroll himself / herself at the hostel / mess will have to attach a bonafide certificate (as per the specimen at Annexure II of Guidelines attached to Form 6 available on the website of Election Commission) from the Headmaster / Principal / Director / Registrar / Dean of his/her educational institution with Form 6.
A homeless person, who is otherwise eligible to register as a voter, but does not have documentary proof of having ordinary residence. What is the process of verifying the truth about such a person?
In case of homeless persons, the Booth Level Officer will visit the address given in Form 6 at night to ascertain that the homeless person actually sleeps at the place which is given as his address in Form 6. If the Booth Level Officer is able to verify that the homeless person actually sleeps at that place, no documentary proof of place of residence shall be necessary. Booth Level Officer must visit for more than one night for such verification.
Can an overseas Indian register himself as an Indian voter?
Yes, Overseas Indians can register themselves as Indian voters. They have to fill Form 6A.
How can I correct the particulars entered in Electoral Voters?
You will have to fill Form 8 for correcting the wrong particulars entered in your voter details.
How can I shift/transpose from one part of the Assembly to another part of the same Assembly?
You can transpose by filling Form 8A
How can I shift from one Assembly to another Assembly?
You will have to fill Form 7 to delete your name from old Assembly and also fill Form 6 to enter newly in new Assembly.
What to do about dead, shifted, migrated voters to remove their existing names from Electoral list?
You can fill Form 7 for objecting to the inclusion or deleting the name from Electoral Roll.