How to register online as a new voter and on shifting to new constituency/transposition


Want to register as a first-time voter on the India electoral rolls? Shifted to a new place in the same constituency or changed your residence to a new constituency? This article provides guidance on how new voters and those who have changed their constituencies can register online in the electoral rolls.

Overview

With 2019 India Lok Sabha elections coming up in a couple of months from now, it is time for you to ensure that, as a citizen of India, you will be able to cast your valuable vote. However, just because you have an Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) which provides supporting documentary proof of your citizenship, it will not be of any use at the polling station if your name is not on the electoral rolls. Now is the time to rectify this and ensure that your name is on the electoral rolls. You can do so via an online application at the official Government of India website of National Voters Service Portal (NVSP). Those who are voters but have changed their place of residence to another place in the same constituency or to a new constituency altogether can also fill up the relevant online forms as per the guidance which is given below.

Note that there is a separate form for online registration for overseas voters.

Here's what you need to do –

Guide to online registration as a new voter/new constituency

Visit the National Voters Service Portal (NVSP).

Click on Form 6 (https://nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/form6), which is the form required to apply online for (i) registration of a first-time voter or (ii) registration of a voter in a new constituency having shifted there from another constituency. You can select the language of your choice from the drop-down options: Hindi, English or Malayalam.

Fill up the particulars of your State, District, and Assembly/Parliamentary Constituency. Then select the options for applying – either as a first-time voter or due to shifting from another constituency.
Next, fill up the particulars which are mandatory, such as name, age, gender, etc. and details of your address. Those who are differently-abled can enter the type of Disability.



It is also mandatory to upload one valid document to support your age and one valid document to support your place of residence (that you are staying there). The documents required are:

For Age proof

Any one of these can be uploaded-

  1. A birth certificate issued by a Municipal Authority or a District office of the Registrar of Births and Deaths or a Baptism certificate.

  2. A birth certificate from the school (Govt. / Recognized) last attended by you or any other recognized educational institution.

  3. If you are in Class 10 or in a higher class, you should give a copy of the mark sheet of Class 10, if it contains your date of birth.

  4. A copy of the mark sheet of class 8 if it contains your date of birth.

  5. A copy of the mark sheet of class 5 if it contains your date of birth.

  6. Indian Passport.

  7. PAN card.

  8. Driving License.

  9. Aadhar letter issued by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India).

For residence proof

Any one of these can be uploaded-

  1. Bank / Kisan / Post Office current Pass Book.

  2. Ration Card.

  3. Passport.

  4. Driving License.

  5. Income Tax Assessment Order.

  6. Latest rent agreement.

  7. Latest Water/Telephone/Electricity/Gas Connection Bill for the address which you submit in the application. This could either be in your name (you being the applicant) or in the name of an immediate relation, such as one of your parents, etc.

  8. Any post/letter/mail delivered through the Indian Postal Department in your name (you being the applicant) at the address of ordinary residence.




Guide to online registration to a new place in same constituency

This is for transposition within the Assembly Constituency, that is, voters who have shifted from one place of residence to another within the same constituency.

Visit the National Voters Service Portal (NVSP). Click on Form 8A. Fill up the basic information, such as name, address, etc. If you have been issued an Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC), you need to enter that number. Upload any of the following as documentary proof of residence (in .jpg, or .png, or .bmp, or .jpeg format):
  1. Bank / Kisan / Post Office current Pass Book.

  2. Ration Card.

  3. Passport.

  4. Driving License.

  5. Income Tax Assessment Order.

  6. Latest rent agreement.

  7. Latest Water / Telephone / Electricity / Gas Connection Bill for that address, either in the name of the applicant or that of his / her immediate relation like parents etc.

  8. Any post / letter / mail delivered through Indian Postal Department in the applicant's name at the address of ordinary residence.

Contact Help Desk

For any Help call this Toll-free number: 1800-111950. After submission, you can track the status of your application at: https://nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/trackstatus


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