: What is the minimum age for enrollment in an
Ans : The Minimum
age to enroll in an electoral roll is one should
have completed 18 years of age.
2 : What proof
do I need to show to get enrolled after attaining
age of 18?
Ans : One of the following proofs should be provided
a: High School Certificate / SSLC Mark Sheet.
d: Driving License… etc.
3 : I have shifted
my residence recently. How do I ensure that I
am enrolled in my new place of residence and
name is deleted from the old place?
Ans : First of all please ensure that
you have enrolled yourself in the electoral rolls
of the concerned Assembly Constituency, where you
are residing. The procedure is to fill up Form
8A and submit to ERO (Electoral Registration
Officer) of the area of your new residence. Subsequently,
changes will be made in the existing electoral
roll and issue a new voters id card with changes.
Secondly, fill Form 7 and submit to ERO (Electoral
Registration Officer) of the area of your old residence
/ old constituency. So that your name will be
deleted from the old constituency.
4 : I have shifted my residence recently. How
do I ensure that I am enrolled in my new place
: In case the new residences in a new Assembly
Constituency please fill Form 8A and submit
to ERO (Electoral Registration Officer) of
the new residence constituency.
5 : I have Photo ID Card with the old
address. Can I get new ID Card for the present
: The procedure is to fill up Form
8A and submit
to ERO (Electoral Registration Officer) of
the area of your new
residence. Subsequently, changes will be made
in the existing electoral roll and issue a
new voters id card with changes.
6 : My old ID Card is defective. I would like
to have a new ID Card with correct particulars.
What is the procedure?
: You can get your ID 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.
7 : The Enumerator has visited my house and taken
down the details. How do I ensure that my name
is finally included in the electoral rolls?
: He must have handed over you record of Enumeration,
which is your acknowledgement. You can check
your name in
the draft roll, which gets published and available
at the office of the ERO concerned to confirm
that your name exists in the roll.
: I have lost my old ID Card. How can I get
a new ID Card?
Ans : An FIR is to be filed with the local
police station who will issue a certificate,
to be produced before the ERO. You will get
a new ID Card thereafter.
9 : I have shifted
my residence recently to Bangalore from another
State where I was registered as a voter. I have
I Card issued from the previous place of residence.
How can I get a new ID Card at the present place
of address ?
Ans : Please get yourself enrolled in the Electoral
Roll of the concerned Assembly Constituency
by filling-up form 6 and submit the same to
ERO along with your ID-Card. There after ERO
issue you the new ID-Card.
10 : Please give me details of my Polling Station
and Assembly Constituency. Who do I contact
to get these details?
Ans : This can be obtained by contacting
the helpdesk of “Macro InfoTech Pvt
Ltd” @ 080 – 2335
7807 / 2314 8429. You can also check it from
the “bangalorevoterid.org” website
11 : Who supervises the election work in a State?
Ans : Mr. R. Ramaseshan, the present “Chief
Electoral Officer" (CEO) supervises
the election work related to Assembly and Parliament
As per section 13A of the Representation of
the People Act 1950, the Chief Electoral
of the State is authorized to supervise the
election work in the State subject to the
direction and control by the Election Commission.
: I do not have a ration card. Can I get enrolled
without a ration card? What are the other
documents, which I can show as proof of my
Ans : Ration Card is not necessary, however
you can show any other proof of residence
like Passport, Bank Pass Book, Driving license
Or any Govt. document to facilitate the work
of registration. Proof of residence is not
13 : If I am working and living in Karnataka,
can I be a voter in my native village?
Ans : If you are working in Karnataka and
residing here, you are an ordinary resident
in terms of Sec 19(b). Therefore you can
be enrolled at Karnataka only and not in
14 : Can one be enrolled at more than one place?
Ans : A person cannot be enrolled as a
voter in more than one place in the same
or in more than one constituency in view of
the provisions contained under Sec. 17
and 18 of
15 : Can a non-resident Indian citizen become
Ans : 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.
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
voters in terms of Sec 20(8)(d) read with Sec
20(3) of the R.P.Act, 1950.
16 : Was 18 the minimum voting age in India from
Ans : Earlier, the age for registration of
a voter was 21 years. Through the 61st amendment
Act, 1988 of the Constitution read with Act
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
17 : Please
give me details of my Polling Station and Assembly
Constituency. Who do I contact to get these
Ans : This would be possible only when you tell
your complete address at the reception/enquiry.
The phone No. is 23918888. You can check it
from the ECI or CEO office website also.
18 : I am a
tenant and my landlord does not want me to get
enrolled. How can i get enrolled as a voter?
Ans : To get enrolled in the voter list is
your fundamental right. Please check the Electoral
role of your area ar ERO (SDM)/AERO (FSO) office.
If your name is not included please fill up Form
6 and deposit it with the ERO.
19 : Can EPIC be issued to a person who is not
registered as an elector in an Assembly Constituency?
: No. Only electors who are registered in the
Assembly Constituency, but had not been issued
EPIC earlier anywhere, only
will be eligible for issue of EPIC.
Which is the relevant date for determining
the age qualification
of 18 years? Suppose, you have completed 18 years
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.
21 : What is
the procedure to make corrections in such names
/ other details that have been misspelt in the
For incorporation of corrections in the Electoral
Rolls, You have to submit Form -
8 to the ERO of the Assembly Constituency.
Following are the various forms useful for registration
as voter, corrections, change in address etc.
For inclusion of names Form 6
For any objection on inclusion of names Form
For correction of entries in the Electoral Rolls Form 8
For transposition of entry in electoral roll Form 8A