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 constituencyVisit 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-
For residence proof Any one of these can be uploaded-
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):
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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