Written bySagar Malik
If your name doesn't appear on your state/UT's electoral roll, you won't be able to cast your vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Here's all you need to do, if your name is missing from the list.
Although the Election Commission accepts new enrolment forms upto 15 days prior to the last day of filing of candidate nominations, officials suggest that eligible voters should get themselves registered as soon as possible.
"The date of elections will be announced soon. If a person is still not registered, this is the last opportunity for him to enroll as a voter," said Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer.
"Those who are registered and have the Voter identity card should check their names in the voters' list either online, by calling the helpline, or messaging the Voter ID on our number."
"Any person holding a valid Voter ID will not be allowed to cast his vote if his name is missing from the voters' list," he concluded.
To check if your name appears on the voters' list, follow these methods:
1) SMS: Create a message, type EPIC (space) Your Voter ID number, and send to 7738299899.
3) Call: You can also call the helpline number 1950.
Procedure: If your name doesn't appear on the Voters' list, or you happen to be a new voter, you can register yourself at the voters' center. You can also log on to the NVSP portal or the website of Chief Election Office, Delhi, and fill up Form 6.
Documents: You will need a latest passport-size photograph, an age proof, and an address proof.
"If a (migrant) person is above the age of 21 years and physically appears so, he can register by giving a declaration that he is over 21 years even if he doesn't have a document to prove it."
"Similarly if a person doesn't have a rent agreement or any other document to establish his place of residence, a simple self-attested post card delivered at the current address by the postal department can be submitted as address proof," according to an official.
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