Ans. In case new residence is in the same constituency please fill form 8A otherwise form 6 and submit to ERO (ADM) or AERO (SDO/ASDO/Dc Minicoy) of the area of your new residence.
Ans. First of all please ensure that you have enrolled your self in the Electoral Roll of the concerned Island, where you are now residing procedure is given as in ans no.1. Subsequently, changes will be made in existing Identity Card by pasting new address on the back side of the card.
Ans. You can get your I Card rectified by depositing it in the Office of the ERO concerned or at Photography center when the work of preparation of Photo ID card begins.
Ans. Ration Card is not necessary, however you can show any other proof of residence like Passport, Bank Pass Book, Driving license etc. or any Govt. document to facilitate the work of registration. Proof of residence is not necessary.
Ans. To get enrolled in the voter list is your fundamental right. Please check the Electoral role of your area at ERO/AERO office. If your name is not included please fill up Form 6 and deposit it with the ERO./AERO.
Ans. You can submit the proof of Date of Birth from the authorized agency (Passport, Matric certificate, Date of Birth certificate etc.)
Ans. It is not necessary but if you attach a proof of residence, this will help early verification of the particulars given by you.
Ans. The special compaign are run for preparation of I card from time to time. The schedule & designated locations are published through News papers and are available on website. I card are prepaired on contineous basis in the office of Jt CEO/DC of your area.
Ans. He must have handed over to you record of Enumeration, which is your acknowledgement. You can check your name in the draft roll, which will be published and available at the office of the ERO concerned to confirm that your name exists in the roll.
Ans. This would be possible only when you tell your complete address at the reception/enquiry. The details of the polling station can obtained from the respective AERO (SDO/ASDO) of your Island .
Ans. You can deposit a copy of FIR lodged at the Police Station. You will get a new I Card after deposit Rs. 25.for details Newspapers, in Jt CEO/DC office then cards are made throught the year. You can contact AERO (SDO/ASDO) of your Island .
Ans. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) supervises the election work related to Assembly and Parliament elections. As per section 13A of the Representation of the People Act 1950, read with section 20 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Chief Electoral Officer of a State/Union Territory is authorised to supervise the election work in the State/Union Territory subject to the overall superintendence, direction and control of the Election Commission.
Ans. The Election Commission of India (ECI) . The Election Commission of India nominates or designates an Officer of the Government of the State/Union Territory as the Chief Electoral Officer in consultation with that State Government/Union Territory Administration.
Ans. The District Election Officer. As per section 13AA of the Representation of the People Act 1950, subject to the superintendence, direction and control of the Chief Electoral Officer, the District Election Officer supervises the election work of a district.
Ans. Election Commission of India (ECI). The Election Commission of India nominates or designates an Officer of the State Government as the District Election Officer in consultation with the State Government.
Ans. Returning Officer (R.O.). The Returning Officer of a parliamentary or assembly constituency is responsible for the conduct of elections in the parliamentary or assembly constituency concerned as per section 21 of the Representation of the People Act 1951.
Ans. Election Commission of India (ECI). The Election Commission of India nominates or designates an officer of the Government or a local authority as the Returning Officer for each of the assembly and parliamentary constituencies in consultation with the State Government/Union Territory Administration. In addition, the Election Commission of India also appoints one or more Assistant Returning Officers for each of the assembly and parliamentary constituencies to assist the Returning Officer in the performance of his functions in connection with the conduct of elections.
Ans. Electoral Registration Officer (ERO). The Electoral Registration officer is responsible for the preparation of electoral rolls for a parliamentary / assembly constituency.
Ans. Presiding Officer. The Presiding Officer with the assistance of polling officers conducts the poll at a polling station.
Ans. Under section 13B of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, the Election Commission of India, in consultation with the State/UT Government, appoints an Officer of the Government or the Local Authorities as the Electoral Registration Officer. In addition, the Election Commission of India also appoints one or more Assistant Electoral Registration Officers to assist the Electoral Registration Officer in the performance of his functions in the matter of preparation/revision of electoral rolls.
For every constituency, there is a voters list as per 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.
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 28/03/1989 .
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.
The voting age was reduced from 21 years to 18 years during 1989. Details are given in the answer of question no. 68 above.
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.
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.
If you are working in Kochi and residing there, you are an ordinary resident of Delhi in terms of Sec 19(b). Therefore you can be enrolled at Kochi only and not in your native village/.Island.
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.