VOTER LIST ONLINE: How to Check if Your Name Is on Electoral Rolls in India

KEY POINTS:-

You can quickly check online if your name is on the voter list
You need your EPIC number, which is on your voter ID
You can also search the electoral rolls without EPIC number.



Voting is one of the important part of any democracy and India is no exception to that. With general elections of 2019 is coming closer day by day and couple of state elections to be held before that, it’s always better to check if your name is still on electoral rolls in India. Voter lists keep changing in the country and sometimes it means that your name could be missing or can get manipulated from the electoral rolls.

If you want to be a responsible citizen and wants to vote in any election, whether it’s the Parliamentary elections of 2019 or state elections, you need to make a voter identity card which has been issued by the Election Commission of India and your name should be on the electoral rolls. Just making a voter ID is not enough for you to cast your vote. That’s why it’s very important to check if your name is on voter list well in advance of the elections.

National Voters’ Services Portal (NVSP) is now becoming very proactive and helping citizens of india so that is the reason they came up with the online voters list so that the citizens of India can search and check their name in online voter list on electoral rolls in India.

Voters Identity Card is the proof which is issued by the Election Commission of India and with the help of voter id registration they put your name on the electoral rolls. There are other services also which can be availed through the http://www.nvsp.in/index.html website like registration of new voter ID, registration of overseas voters, correction of already existing entries as well as you can track your application status online.

STEPS TO FOLLOW TO CHECK YOUR INFORMATION ON ELECTORAL ROLLS :-

1). Go to the National Voter Services Portal’s (NVSP) Electoral Search page.
2). Click on the Search your name at the left button http://electoralsearch.in/ site opens
3). Click on search by detail section and give your name, father/husband name, gender, state and assembly constituency etc., enter captcha code and press/click Search button
4). Altogether you can check by clicking on section Search by EPIC number and give your electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC) number. The EPIC number is mentioned in bold letters on your voter identity card. Enter your EPIC number, select the state from the drop-down menu, and key in the captcha code you see on the image. Then click or tap Search.
If your name is on electoral rolls, you will be able to see it below the Search button. If nothing shows up, there’s a good chance that your name is not on the voter list so you can check your name using EPIC number.

Voter identity cards in India don’t always have correct spellings of people’s names. We know several people whose names have been misspelled on their voter ID cards and there’s a chance that the Search by Details method isn’t yielding the desired results because the spelling of the name doesn’t match that on the Election Commission’s database. That’s why we suggest that you look for your name on electoral rolls via the EPIC number as it’s far less likely to return a false result.

Some states such as Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Tamil Nadu also let you check whether your name is on voter lists via SMS. To do this, head to the Election Commission’s page for Chief Electoral Officers’ websites and select your state from the list, then click Go. After this you’ll have to find the option that lets you search electoral rolls. This is where each state’s CEO lists whether there is an option for checking your voter list status via SMS.

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