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How to register as a voter on the Maharashtra Photo Electoral Roll


Want to enrol as a voter on the Maharashtra State Electoral Roll? This article provides complete information of the Special Summary Revision Program of Photo Electoral Roll to be conducted in September-October 2018 for the enrolment of eligible voters on the Maharashtra State electoral roll.

With the General Elections coming up next year, it is imperative for every citizen to be registered as a voter on the Electoral Roll of the State. For those who have not yet enrolled as a voter on the electoral rolls of Maharashtra, here's an opportunity to do so right away. The Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra State has issued a notification of a Special Summary Revision program of Photo Electoral Roll for enrolment of an elector.

Importance of name on the electoral roll

You should note that merely possessing a valid Election Photo Identity Card is not sufficient for casting your vote. Your name must be on the Electoral Roll. If your name is not on the Electoral Roll, then you will not be allowed to vote. Hence, it is advisable to check your name on the Photo Electoral Roll right away to ensure that you do not lose out on the opportunity to vote in the upcoming 2019 and other future elections.

There are also provisions to delete a name (such as of a family member who has died), correcting a detail (such as an incorrect spelling in a name), etc. For each, there is a prescribed form which should be filled separately. The type of form for a specific requirement has been provided below.

Dates of program

The special summary revision program will be open from 1st September to 31st October 2018.

Maharashtra Electoral Roll Summary Revision Program 2018 Banner
[Banner image courtesy: https://ceo.maharashtra.gov.in/]

Subsequently, the Disposal of claims and objections will be done before 30th November 2018. There will then be an updating of the database and printing of supplement, this work being completed before 3rd January 2019. The final publication of the electoral roll will be on 4th January 2019.



Who are eligible to be on the electoral roll

Citizens who complete 18 years of age as on 1st January 2019 are eligible for enrolment as an elector. Note that a person who is not a citizen of India cannot be registered as a voter.

A non-resident Indian citizen can become a voter and an eligible overseas elector can also apply for an inclusion of his/her name on the electoral roll. Refer: https://www.eci.nic.in/eci_main/nri/NRIElectorsFAQs%2024092013.pdf

How to get your name on the electoral roll

Those eligible to be on the electoral roll need to fill up Form no. 6 during the Special Summary Revision Program.

Following is the list of the prescribed forms for enrolment –
  1. Form 6: Application for inclusion of name in the electoral roll for a first-time voter or on shifting from one constituency to another constituency.
  2. Form 6A: Application for inclusion of name in the electoral roll by an overseas elector.
  3. Form 7: Application for objecting an inclusion or seeking a deletion of a name in the electoral roll. This could be for one's own name or for another person's name.
  4. Form 8: Application for correction to particulars entered in the electoral roll.
  5. Form 8A: Application for transposition of entry in the electoral roll. That is, if you have shifted from one residence to another within the same constituency.


The forms can be downloaded from the official website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra.

Your application and objections in the above-prescribed forms will be accepted at the authorized Voter's Help Centers. To know your nearest center refer: https://ceo.maharashtra.gov.in/Lists/VHCs.aspx

You can visit the Office of the Collector and District Education (see list in the image below)

Maharashtra District-wise Election Officers Contact List
[List taken from the official website: https://ceo.maharashtra.gov.in/]

You can also visit the website https://ceo.maharashtra.gov.in to see the draft electoral roll, the list of names proposed for deletion or for other information.

You can also enroll your name online from home at the National Voters Service Portal (NVSP). For more information, there is a Toll-Free contact helpline number. Call: 180-22- 1950.



Contact information

Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra
General Administration Department,
6th Floor Annex Building,
Madam Cama Marg, Hutatma Rajguru Chowk,
Mantralaya, Mumbai - 400 032
Helpline: 1800-22-1950 (Toll Free)
Ph:022-22029965, Fax: 022-22835698
E-mail: ceo_maharashtra@eci.gov.in

So what are you waiting for? Check the electoral roll today! Get your name on it if it is not listed through the special summary revision program by submitting the relevant form along with valid proof of age & residence as required.


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Comments

Author: K Mohan04 Sep 2019 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

Only three days back the Election Commission has requested the new voters to visit their site or the nearest E-Seva centers for adding a new name, change of address, and other details so that the final electoral rolls can be prepared soon. There have been wide complaints across the country that new voters names were not there during last general elections and hence the new arrangement has been made.



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