With the recent dissolution of the legislative assembly of Telangana about eight months before the end of the term, the state is likely to witness elections near the end of 2018. In order to vote in the elections, every citizen needs to be enrolled in the state voter list and needs to have a voter ID. It has become really easy now to enroll in the voter list, as it can be done with a few clicks online.
Here’s how you can enrol your name on the voter list:
- Visit the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Telangana and click on the ‘E-registration’ tab on the top of the homepage.
- Select the ‘Assembly Constituency’ tab from the drop down menu and choose the ‘Form 6’ from the options given there.
- In the form, select the option ‘As a first time voter’.
- Accurately fill the form with the required personal details, like name, address, date of birth, etc.
- Upload scanned copies of the required documents for proof of address and age, along with a photograph of the applicant.
- Click submit.
- The applicant will then receive an application reference number that serves as a receipt as well as a tracking number.
- After the application is processed, a Booth Level Officer will visit to verify the details.
- Upon successful verification, the voter ID card will be sent by post to the address that has been mentioned.
Important pointers for voters:
If the individual is a citizen of Telangana and already has a voter ID card but it is from a place other than Telangana and he/she has moved back to the state; enrolling in the voter list here is simple. It’s the same as above but instead of selecting the ‘As a first time voter’, select the ‘due to shifting from another constituency’.
On the same website, the ‘Form 8’ under the ‘Assembly Constituency’ tab can be used for corrections in the voter ID. If there is a correction in the name, date of birth, address, etc, the Form 8 can be filled with the necessary details and the voter ID will be corrected.
If any individual has shifted their residence within the same constituency, then ‘Form 8A’ can be used to transfer their name to a relevant part of the voter roll in the same constituency.
The status of one’s application can be checked under the ‘Assembly Constituency’ tab by clicking on ‘Know Your Status’.