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How To Register to Vote

How to vote?

You can vote only if your name appears in the Voter List (also known as Electoral Roll). Voters can also find information on Polling Booths, Contesting candidates, Election Dates & Timings, Identity cards and EVM.

Name in Voter List / Electoral Roll

You can only vote if your name appears in the Voter List (also known as electoral roll). Verify your name on the list by either:

  • Logging on to electoralsearch.in
  • Calling the Voter Helpline 1950 (please add your STD code before dialling)
  • SMS <EPIC> space <EPIC No> to 1950 (EPIC stands for Electors Photo Identity Card also commonly known as Voter ID card). Example - If your EPIC is 12345678 then sms EPIC 12345678 to 1950
  • Download Voter Helpline App

Candidate Names

Voters can visit Candidate Archive (click here) to see the list of candidates who have filed their nomination papers. Please note this website is updated after the last date of withdrawal of candidate nominations at each phase of election.

Find Polling booth (Where to vote)

  • Voters can go to electoralsearch.in to find their polling booth
  • Voters can call the Voter Helpline, the number is 1950 (please add your STD code before dialling)

Mobile phones, cameras or any other gadget is not allowed inside a polling booth.

Voting Process at Polling Booth

  • First polling official will check your name on the voter list and check your ID proof
  • Second polling official will ink your finger, give you a slip and take your signature on a register (Form 17A)
  • You will have to deposit the slip at the third polling official and show your inked finger and then proceed to the polling booth
  • Record your vote by pressing the ballot button opposite the symbol of the candidate of your choice on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM); You will hear a beep sound
  • Check the slip that appears in the transparent window of the VVPAT machine. The slip with the Candidate serial No., Name and Symbol shall be visible for 7 seconds before it drops in the sealed VVPAT box
  • You can press NOTA, None of the Above, if you don't like any candidate; it's the last button on the EVM
  • For more information, please see the Voter Guide on http://ecisveep.nic.in/

Mobile phones, cameras or any other gadget is not allowed inside a polling booth.

How to use EVM (VVPAT)

Identity Card

Voters can carry any of the recognised ID cards for polling, ‘Voter ID’ card is not compulsory:

  • EPIC or Voter ID card
  • Voter Slip issued by Election office few days ahead of Poll day
  • Passport
  • Pan Card
  • Driving License
  • Service Identity Card with Photograph(Central or State Govt.)
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passbooks issued by bank or post office
  • Health Insurance smart card issued by the Ministry of Labor
  • MGNREGA job card (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee)
  • Smart Card issued by Registrar General of India under NPR
  • Pension document with Photograph

About Us

SVEEPSystematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) is a programme of multi interventions through different modes and media designed to educate citizens, electors and voters about the electoral process in order to increase their awareness and participation in the electoral processes. SVEEP is designed according to the socio-economic, cultural and demographic profile of the state as well as the history of electoral participation in previous rounds of elections and learning thereof.   

Election Commission of India

ECIThe Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok SabhaRajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act

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