Citizen Services:--> Registration of Electors

Introduction : Every citizen who has completed the age of 18 is eligible to become a voter and cast his valuable vote to decide his choice in selection of candidates contesting for assembly election/ parliamentary election to become a voter he has to apply in perscribe form to the electoral registration officer.

A) Under what Act/Rules the names can be entered in Electoral Rolls :

B) Who can apply to get his name entered in Electoral Rolls :
     Qualification for inclusion of names in the Electoral Roll are as follows -
  1. Every person who -
    • Is not less than 18 years of age on the qualifying date and
    • Is an ordinary resident in the Constituency and
    • Is an Indian Citizen
    Is eligible to get his name enrolled in the electoral roll.


  2. Intensive Revision
    As per declaration of qualifying date and detail programme by the Election Commission of India, the Election Enumerators visit house to house and obtain the eligible persons names in the Enumeration book. After collecting the above data the manuscript is prepared electoral partwise and published. Draft publication is then made on each polling stations on notified date and claims and objections are called & decided

  3. Summary Revision -
    As per declaration of qualifying date and detail programme by the Election Commission of India, the draft publication of Electoral Roll has to be made on every polling station in the Assembly Constituency. After receipts of claims and objections in the prescribed form as per Rule 13, the Electoral Registration Officer has to take decision on the claims and objections within stipulated time limit. The printed Electoral Roll along with supplements has then to be published finally.

  4. Inclusion of names in between revisions -
    According to section 22 and 23 and Rule 26 any person can apply for correction of entries and inclusion of name in Electoral Roll in form No.6,8,8A and 8 B in duplicate to the Electoral Registration Officer. As per section 24 and Rule 27 there is a provision for appeal to the Chief Electoral Officer within 15 days against the decision taken by the Electoral Registration Officer under section 22 and 23.

C) Which office to contact : Central Polling Stations at respective Assembly Constituency

D) How to apply : Every eligible person has to submit the claim and objection in the following forms (Rule 13)

E) Whom to apply : To the Electoral Registration Officer of the concerned Assembly Constituency, in the office which is known as Central Polling Stations

F) What documents to attach - Proof of Residence and Age

G) Procedure followed after Receipt of forms -
After following the procedure contained in Rule 16 to 21A, the Electoral Registration Officer has to take decision on the claims and objections received. There is a provision to appeal within 15 days to the District Election Officer against the decision on claims and objection taken by the Electoral Registration Officer .Then after, the printed Electoral Roll along with supplements is finally published on notified dates.

H) Complaint Redressal authority -
The Dy.District Election Officer, Mumbai City, Old Custom House, Shahid Bhagatsingh Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001.
Tel. No. 2266 1231  Ext.400