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 :
- As per provision contained in section 13-D, 15 and 21 of the Representation
of the People Act 1950 and Rule 25 of the Registration of Electors Rules
1960, the Electoral Roll for every Assembly Constituency is to be prepared
and revised either intensively or summarily or partly intensively and partly
summarily as the Election Commission directs from time to time.
- The Electoral Registration Officer and Asstt. Electoral Registration Officer are designated for preparation
and revision of Electoral Roll of the Assembly Constituency (Section 13
(B) (C) . As per provision of section 13 AA, the Collector and District
Election Officer is the controlling authority for this work.
Qualification for inclusion of names in the Electoral Roll are as follows -
- Every person who -
Is eligible to get his name enrolled in the electoral roll.
- 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
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
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.
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
D) How to apply : Every eligible person has
to submit the claim and objection in the following forms (Rule 13)
- Inclusion of name (Form No.6)
- Objection to inclusion of name (Form No.7)
- Objection to particulars in an entry (Form No.8)
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