The Lok Sabha Election 2019 dates have been announced and it's time you check your name in the Voter List and be vote-ready. By checking your name in the Voter List, you will ensure that all your details are up to date. You will also get to know the centre where you need to vote. You can also change your assembly constituency or apply for corrections in advance by filling up a few forms. Overseas voters can also apply register online by filling up a form. The national election will be held in seven rounds from April 11 and the results will be announced on May 23. Voting will be held across India on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Elections will also be held in four states -- Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Odisha - along with the parliamentary polls. Lok Sabha Election 2019 will see over 1.5 crore first-time voters. These voters in the age group of 18-19 years constitute 1.66 per cent of the total electorate. Two-thirds of Indians are under 35. The model code of conduct is already in place for Lok Sabha election 2019.
Holding elections in India, world's seventh largest nation by area and second most populous country is a complex process.
Millions of poll workers, police and security personnel are deployed in cities, towns, villages and hamlets. They use planes, boats, trains, helicopters, elephants and camels and travel by foot to reach far flung voters, because every vote counts. Elections in India are nothing less than a "festival of democracy."
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Here's how you can check your name on the Voter List:
1. Go to the National Voter Services Portal's (NVSP) Electoral Search page - electoralsearch.in.
2. You can search your name on Voter List by entering simple details about you - Name, Father or Husband's Name, Age, Date Of Birth, Gender, State, District and Assembly Constituency.
3. Alternatively, you can simply punch in your EPIC number, which is your Electoral Photo ID Card number. This number is mentioned in bold letters on your voter identity card. Also mention the State and you will be able to check your name, polling station and other details on the page.
You can also apply for shifting to a different Assembly Constituency by filling up Form 6 or apply for corrections in electoral roll entry by filling up Form 8 on National Voter Services Portal (www.nvsp.in)
The model code of conduct has already been put in place. About 900 million voters would be eligible to exercise their voting rights, and among them about 15 million are between the ages of 18 and 19 years. About 900 million voters would be eligible for the polls, about 15 million between the ages of 18 and 19 years.
Andaman and Nicobar: April 11
Andhra Pradesh: April 11
Arunachal Pradesh: April 11
Assam: April 11, April 18, April 23
Bihar: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12, May 19
Chandigarh: May 19
Chhatisgarh: April 11, April 18, April 23
Dadra and Nagar Haveli: April 23
Daman and Diu: April 23
Delhi: May 12
Goa: April 23
Gujarat: April 23
Haryana: May 12
Himachal Pradesh: May 19
Jammu and Kashmir: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6
Jharkhand: April 29, May 6, May 12, May 19 May
Karnataka: April 18, April 23
Kerala: April 23
Lakshadweep: April 11
Madhya Pradesh: April 29, May 6, May 12, May 19
Maharashtra: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29 -
Manipur: April 11, April 18
Meghalaya: April 11
Mizoram: April 11
Nagaland: April 11
Odisha: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29
Puducherry: April 18
Punjab: May 19
Rajasthan: April 29, May 6
Sikkim: April 11
Tamil Nadu: April 18
Telangana: April 11
Tripura: April 11, April 18
Uttar Pradesh: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12, May 19
Uttarakhand: April 11
Bengal: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12, May 19
In case you do not find your name in the voter list, you can register by following these steps:
For online registration, follow this:
Visit https://www.nvsp.in/ for voter registration.
Fill Form 6 that helps 'First time voters' and 'voters who have shifted to another constituency' and submit.
Upload your ID and address proof, and your photograph. Once all the details are filled in, simply scroll down and hit submit.
For offline registration, here's what you need to do:
You can also enroll offline. Fill two copies of Form 6.This form is also available free of cost in offices of Electoral Registration Officers / Assistant Electoral Registration Officers and Booth Level Officers.
The application accompanied by copies of the relevant documents can be filed in person before the concerned Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer or sent by post addressed to him or can be handed over to the Booth Level Officer of your polling area.
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