Frequently Ask Question
Q.1. 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?
For every constituency, there is a voters list Article 326 of the Constitution,
and Sec.19 of Representation of People Act, 1950 stipulate that the minimum
age for registration of a voter is 18 years.
Q.2 Was 18 the minimum voting age in India from the beginning?
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.
Q.3 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.
Q.4 When was the voting age reduced from 21 years to 18 years?
The voting age was reduced from 21 years to 18 years during 1989.
Q.5 Can a non-citizen of India become a voter?
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.
Q.6 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.
Q.7 If I am working and living in Maharashtra, can I be a voter in my native village?
If you are working in Maharashtra and residing there, you are an ordinary resident
of Maharashtra in terms of Sec. 19(b). Therefore you can be enrolled at Maharashtra
only and not in your native village.
Q.8 Can one be enrolled at more than one place?
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.
Q.9 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.
If you are located in Maharashtra, the list of AEROs (Tahsildar) can be found at
Electoral Rolls Page of this site. Else contact the ERO at the Sub Divisional
Officer in concern Sub Division in the District.
Following are the various forms useful for registration as voter, correction,
change in address etc.
For inclusion of names Form-6
For any objection on inclusion of names Form-7
For correction of entries in the Electoral Rolls Form-8
For transposition of entry in electoral roll Form 8A
Q.10 What is the procedure to make corrections in such names / other details that
have been miss pelt in the Electoral Roll ?
Ans For incorporation of corrections in the Electoral Rolls, You have to submit
Form - 8 to the ERO/AERO of the Assembly Constituency. If you are located
in Maharashtra, the list to EROs can be found at Electoral Rolls Page of this site.
Else contact the District Election Officer. The forms can be downloaded from
Electoral Page of this site.
Q.11 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 new residence is in the same constituency please fill form 8A otherwise
form 6 and submit to BLO (Booth Level Officer) of AERO (Tahsildar) of the area
of your new residence.