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How To Check My Name In The Voters List?

IndianMoney.com Research Team | Posted On Wednesday, September 12,2018, 04:17 PM

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How To Check My Name In The Voters List?

 

 

India is the largest democracy in the World, with over 85 Crore registered voters. We have 7 National Parties, almost 50 State Recognised Parties and over 2,000 Registered Unrecognised Parties. Every time the elections come around, it’s a grand affair that takes centre stage all over the nation.

There are many accusations thrown at the Government for a lot of reasons. Every person in the country has certain inconveniences that are blamed on the government, but, in spite of all this, many people do not cast their votes. It is the right and responsibility of every citizen to participate in the elections and bring the right and just government to power. Being registered on the Electoral Roll and possessing a Voters ID Card is mandatory for an individual to cast his vote.

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How To Check My Name In The Voters List?

What is a Voter ID Card?

The Voter ID Card [also known as Election Card or Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC)], is an identification document issued by the Election Commission of India to Indian citizens who have reached the age of 18, and are eligible to vote.

Its primary purpose is to serve as an identity proof while casting a vote in the national, state and municipal elections. It is also used as an age proof and address proof for other documentation purposes.

A Non-Resident Indian is also eligible to be registered in the voters list in the constituency of his residence in India, as mentioned in the passport. As per the Representation of People (Amendment) Act, 2010, the conditions to be satisfied to be registered in the Voters list are:

  • The person must be an Indian citizen
  • Must not have acquired the citizenship of any other country
  • Must not be disqualified by law for any reason

A person is disqualified from being registered in the Electoral roll if he is:

  • Not a citizen of India
  • Declared to be of unsound mind by a competent court
  • Proven to be involved in corrupt practices or other offenses relating to elections, under the provisions of any law

If any of the above mentioned persons is already included in the Voter List, his name will be promptly removed from the list upon proving the disqualification.

Uses of a Voter ID card:

  • It serves as an identity and address proof
  • It serves as an acknowledgement that the holder is a registered voter
  • Voters Card is mandatory to avail certain government offers.
  • Voters ID card helps in reducing electoral frauds.

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How to check my name in the Voter List?

The Election Commission updates the Voters list frequently. Anyone can search the Electoral rolls for their name. In case you are not sure if your name is mentioned in the voters list, you can check the voter ID card status on the National Voters Service Portal or the respective State Election Commission Portal. Both alternatives give a couple of options to search names in the Voters List. Search name by details or search by Electors Photo ID Card (EPIC) Number.

Voter List: Search by Details:

  1. Go to the official website of the National or State Election Commission.
  2. On the home page, select the “Search Your Name in Electoral Roll” option.
  3. Click on Search by Details, where you can do a voter ID search by name, age, gender and so on.
  4. Enter all the required details and click on Search after entering the Captcha code.
  5. A list of the names will be displayed.
  6. Click on “View Details” to get a detailed view of your information.

Voter List: Search by EPIC Number:

  1. Go to the official website of the National or State Election Commission.
  2. On the home page, select the “Search Your Name in Electoral Roll” option.
  3. Click on “Search by EPIC Number”
  4. Enter the EPIC Number, State/District and Captcha code
  5. Click on Search
  6. If your name is included in the voters list, it will be displayed.

What is an electoral roll?

The electoral roll or the electoral register or poll book is a list of people who are eligible to vote in a particular electoral jurisdiction. The list is released by the election commission of India that contains the names of all the people who are eligible to vote from a particular region. The electoral roll helps in making the process of elections more efficient. The electoral roll helps in identifying electoral frauds that ensures that a person does not vote multiple times. The roll also helps understand how many voters have failed to vote.

Earlier, the electoral roll used for voting was in paper form. But with the passage of time, the election commission of India adopted the electronic voting system. The electronic voting system uses biometric voting that ensures the election process is free of frauds.

Any person who is a citizen of India and is above 18 years of age is eligible to be enrolled in the electoral roll, unless he or she is disqualified due to some reason. A person is eligible to be enrolled only from a single constituency during an election.

What is EPIC number?

EPIC is for the electoral photo ID which is a unique photo identity card issued for every eligible voter of the country. EPIC is an acronym used for electors photo identity card. Through the EPIC number, you can get all the information regarding voter ID card. The voter ID card is an identity document that is issued by the election commission of India which primarily serves as an identity proof while casting votes in the country’s municipal, state or national election. Through the EPIC number an individual can link Aadhaar card with the voter ID card.

The primary purpose of this card is to improve the accuracy of the electoral roll and to help prevent cases of electoral fraud. Additionally, it also serves as an identification proof when individual's cast their vote. This card is commonly known by other names such as an election card, voter's card, Voter ID,

How to check my name in the Voter List?

The voter’s list is frequently updated by the election commission. An individual can search for their names on the electoral roll. The voter ID card status is checked on the state election commission portal or the national voter’s service portal. The details of the voters can be searched on these portals using the EPIC number or by the details of the voter.

Follow the below mentioned steps to check for your name on the voter list:

  • Go to the National voter service portal
  • Go to the electoral search page
  • The name can be searched on the voter list using two methods
  • Either manually enter the details
  • Or by entering your EPIC number
  • Once the details/ EPIC number is entered, the page will display the status of your name on the voter list.

How to check if your name is already there on the voter list?

If you are in doubt whether or not your name is registered on the voter list, then follow the steps mentioned below to search for a name on the voter list:

  • Visit the official website of the state election commission
  • The homepage will open where the web links are provided for the voter’s list
  • Click on the respective link. The file is in PDF format.
  • The PDF file displays a state-wise electoral roll.
  • Select the state in which you reside or the state in which you are registered as a voter
  • Click on the link
  • A new tab opens where you can search for your name in the voter's list by entering your full name or by entering your EPIC number.
  • Click on the search button
  • If your name is on the list it will be displayed
  • If the name does not appear, check for the information that is entered and rectify the mistakes and try again
  • If the name still does not appear on the list, then your name is not on the voters list.
  • You will have to register for a new voter ID card.

Why you should have a Voter ID card?

The voter ID card is an important document that is required by most states during the voting process. It is an identity document issued by the election commission to identify voters during an election, making the process of elections more efficient and helps in reducing electoral frauds. Listed below are some points stating the usefulness of a voter ID card:

  • It enables you to cast your vote.
  • It is a proof that you are the citizen or resident of the country
  • It helps in reducing electoral frauds and ensures a person does not vote twice
  • It is an identification document that can be used to avail various services in the country.
  • The card is issued to individuals with a unique number.
  • The card is issued only after the individual attains the age of 18 years.
  • People with valid voter ID can avail various schemes that are rolled out by the government.

Voter id search by name

An individual can search for voter information in the electoral roll by entering his name and other details. Follow the steps given below to search voter ID by name:

  • Visit the official website of the election commission
  • Go to the home page, select the “Search Your Name in Electoral Roll” option.
  • Click on Search by details, where you can do a voter ID search by name, age, gender and so on.
  • Enter all the required details and click on Search after entering the security code.
  • A list of the names will be displayed.
  • Click on “View Details” to get a detailed view of your information.

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