The EC registers a person in the constituency where they ordinarily reside, and in case you move from your residence, the EC needs to be intimated. You can vote only from one location in India.
Don’t worry. While casting your vote, other commonly accepted proofs of identification including PAN card, driving license, ration card, student’s ID card and passport, are accepted.
The newly introduced NOTA (None Of The Above) option on the ballot paper allows you to cast a vote without selecting any particular candidate.
You can register to vote by applying in Form 6 before the Electoral Registration Officer in the following ways:
– Online at www.eic.nic.in or or respective state’s’ Chief Electoral Officer (CEOs) websites
– By post, after downloading and filling Form 6
– By hand, after downloading and filling Form 6
Begin by checking if you meet the eligibility criteria for voter registration:
a) A citizen of India,
B) Be of 18 years of age or more
C) Be Enrolled in the electoral roll of India or the polling area of the Indian constituency where you reside
– A filled voter registration form
– Copy of proof of residence
– Copy of proof of age and identity
– 2 recent passport size photographs
A college student living in a hostel who does not have ordinary address proof document needs to get a Student Declaration Form signed by college authorities. This can be submitted along with the voter registration form and your age proof.
You can now easily apply for a duplicate voter identity card online by downloading Form EPIC-002 which is the requisite form to apply for a duplicate ID.
Yes, according to the provisions of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010, a person who is a citizen of India, who is not living at his residence in India is eligible to vote.
For more information about your voter rights, check out this article on Youth Ki Awaaz.