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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)- Electoral Rolls
 

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Q1. For every constituency, there is a list of voters which is called electoral roll. What is the minimum age for enrollment in an electoral roll?
Ans. Eighteen

For every constituency, there is a voters list Article 326 of the Constitution, and Sec. 19 of R. P. Act, 1950 stipulate that the minimum age for registration of a voter is 18 years.
 
Q2. Was 18 the minimum voting age in India from the beginning?
Ans. No

Earlier, the age for registration of a voter was 21 years. Through the 61st amendment Act, 1988 of the Constitution read with Act 21 of 1989 amending the R. P. Act, 1950, the minimum age of registration of a voter has been brought down to 18 years. This has been made effective from 28th March, 1989.
 
Q3. Which is the relevant date for determining the age qualification of 18 years? Suppose, you have completed 18 years of age today. Can you get yourself registered as voter ?
Ans. According to Section 14 (b) of the R. P. Act, 1950, the qualifying date means the first day of January of the year in which the electoral roll is prepared or revised.
 
Q4. Can a non-citizen of India become a voter?
Ans. No

A person who is not a citizen of India cannot be registered as a voter. Article 326 of the Constitution read with Sec. 16 of R. P. Act, 1950 clarify the point.
 
Q5. Can a non-resident Indian citizen become a voter?
Ans. According to Section 19 of the R. P. Act, 1950, only a person who is ordinarily resident in a constituency is entitled to be registered in the electoral roll of that constituency. However, such of the non-resident Indian Citizens who are employed under Govt. of India in a post outside India are eligible to be registered as voters in terms of Sec 20 (8) (d) read with Sec 20 (3) of the R. P. Act, 1950.
 
Q6. If I am working and living in Bangalore, can I be a voter in my native village?
Ans. No

If you are working in Bangalore and residing there, you are an ordinary resident of Bangalore in terms of Sec 19 (b). Therefore you can be enrolled at Bangalore only and not in your native village.
 
Q7. Can one be enrolled at more than one place?
Ans. No

A person cannot be enrolled as a voter in more than one place in the same constituency or in more than one constituency in view of the provisions contained under Sec. 17 and 18 of R. P. Act, 1950.
 
Q8. How can I get registered/enrolled in the Electoral Roll?
Ans. You have to submit a filled in Form - 6 to the ERO of the Assembly Constituency.
 
Q9. What is the procedure to make corrections in such names / other details that have been misspelt in the Electoral Roll?
Ans. For incorporation of corrections in the Electoral Rolls, You have to submit Form - 8 to the ERO of the Assembly Constituency.

Following are the various forms useful for registration as voter, corrections, change in address etc.

For inclusion of names:Form 6

For any objection to inclusion of names:Form 7

For correction of entries in the electoral rolls:Form 8

For transposition of entry in electoral roll:Form 8A
 
Q10. I have shifted my residence recently. How do I ensure that I am enrolled in my new place of residence and my name is deleted from the old place?
Ans. In case the new residence is in the same constituency please fill Form 8A;otherwise form 6,and submit to the ERO or the AERO of the area of your new residence.
 
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