how to Register to vote #india| How to Vote #India

Requirements to Register to vote #india

You can enroll as a Voter if you:

  • are an Indian citizen
  • have attained the age of 18 years on the qualifying date i.e. 1st of January of the year of revision of electoral roll
  • are ordinarily resident of the part/polling area of the constituency where you want to be enrolled.
  • are not disqualified to be enrolled as an elector. 
How to vote #india

How To Register Offline

  • You can also enroll offline. Fill Form 6 in two copies . Form 6 is also available free of cost in offices of Electoral Registration Officers / Assistant Electoral Registration Officers and Booth Level Officers
  • The application accompanied by copies of the relevant documents can be filed in person before the concerned Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer or sent by post addressed to him or can be handed over to the Booth Level Officer of your polling area
  • Call 1950 for any help 

How to Vote #India 

The World's biggest democracy just had
an election.
The world’s biggest democratic election
It’s a marathon election A mammoth undertaking It’s the world’s biggest exercise in democracy In India, voters picked its central government for the next five years.
An eighth of the world's population was eligible to vote in this election. This year, 2019, there are 900 million eligible voters in India making this the largest Democratic exercise in the history of humanity. But this isn't a article about Indian politics, because before India's people can even cast their vote, the election needs to come to them
Polling stations need to be set up wherever people live. And in one of the largest and most populous countries in the world,that isn't an easy task. India has to reach voters in coastal cities in the south, in the rural regions of the west jungles to the east and everywhere in between And what's more, they want every Indian citizen to be within 2 km of a voting station. That's only about 25 city blocks no matter where you are in the country. It's an incredibly ambitious
goal and yet, somehow they're able to do it.
This is the biggest election in the world and I wanted to know how does it work.
Every election a team of government
officials and security forces, get on a boat in the east of India to take off towards this island. They travel about 100 km to get here, all to securely deliver these Electronic Voting Machines or EVMS, the instrument that logs India's votes, the heart of this elaborate election process. India has 2.3 million voting machines for its 900 million voters. So getting these machines close to every voter is a big logistical undertaking.
That's why India doesn't have a single Election Day, instead, it's closer to an election month with multiple phases that last weeks .This process takes more than
11 million election officials and security forces,who move from polling station to polling station to polling Station from densely populated cities to the rural areas where the majority of Indians live.
Once on the island with the EVMs, officials pile on to bike carts and head towards the polling station.
Poling Station vote #india

Once they arrive, they begin setting
everything up for the vote .
On Election Day, voters line up, cast their vote, and get their fingers inked to prevent double voting. This is where the process ends for the voters, but for the election officials this is just the beginning. Driving a boat out to a remote island is just one of many ways that officials reach every voter.
India's vast and diverse terrain requires transportation methods of all kinds, like in the jungles of this northern state where elephants transport voting machines to reach a remote town or in the Himalayas where officials hike for hours to bring EVMS for election day.
Helicopters, trains, they even use camels.
But what makes India's elections so impressive isn't just how they reach everyone in such a big country,
that's just half the battle.
It's also the ways they try to include voters of all backgrounds into the process, a challenge that has been a part of India's elections since the very beginning.
India has 22 official languages and hundreds of dialects and when India became an independent nation, less than a quarter of the population could read and write. The newly formed Election Commission of India created a range of symbols to correspond to each political party, like an elephant, a lotus, a hand or even an alarm clock so that from the beginning all people regardless of literacy level and language could vote with confidence. Since 1947,  the literacy
rate has increased significantly,
but it's still only 75 percent, so these
symbols are still useful to many when casting a vote.
But this is a massive sprawling operation
and over the years it's run
into some pretty serious problems
like allegations of election rigging and
problems with a practice called booth capture, where gangs actually take over
polling stations and tamper with the elections. It's partly because of these problems that the Commission introduced these voting machines in the 1990s.
It also increased security around the elections. These efforts to include all voters and protect elections seem to be working.
In 2024, India saw the highest
voter turnout yet, and for the first time women voted just as much as men.
India's elections are only getting bigger and more complicated. India has one of the fastest growing populations in the world.

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