#JetSetVote
A movement to make voting fun, interesting and engaging for the Indian millennial.
EVERY VOTE
COUNTS.
PLEDGE YOURS
TODAY.
India is set to become the world’s youngest country, with over 600 million millennials! In the 2014 General Election alone, we had 150 million first-time voters but only half of them voted. Let’s flip the script, and prove just how much our vote, our say matters.
Take the message ahead and make every election count!
If you’re a college student, teacher or a member of admin, register your college to organise a fun session on voting rights and responsibilities, and empower yourself with the information below:
Find out more about your voting rights and responsibilities at the Election Commission of India’s website.
My Voter Rights
The first step to voting is to get enrolled as a voter in the electoral roll. Anyone who’s 18 years as of January 1st of the year that electoral rolls are prepared, can enroll for voting.
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
For more information about your voter rights, check out this article on Youth Ki Awaaz.
Voter FAQs
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.
To know about how EVMs work, check out this video by the Election Commission of India.
For more information about your voter rights, check out this article on Youth Ki Awaaz.
Meme Galore!
Feel free to download any of these from here, and share ahead with #JetSetVote!