The ECI’s new user-friendly forms for voter registration will be available from 1st August, 2022
Haflong, July 30: Nazreen Ahmed, deputy commissioner and district election officer (DEO) held a meeting at the DC’s conference hall to brief about the changes in electoral form in subsequent to the amendment in section 14 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950. With this modification there is correspondingly modification in the Registration of Electors Rule, 1960.
Providing opportunities to youths of the country to become part of voters list, the ECI’s new user-friendly forms for voter registration will be available from 1st August, 2022. As briefed by the DC, from now onwards, the annual summary revision of electoral rolls will be conducted with reference to 1st January of the year as qualifying date, with three subsequent qualifying dates of the year i.e. 1st April, 1st July and 1st October. The applicants, becoming eligible for registration with 1st January as qualifying date and subsequent qualifying dates of the year can submit their claims in Form-6 in advance, beginning from the date of draft publication of electoral roll.
For the current round of annual revision of electoral roll, 2023, any
citizen attaining the age of 18 years by April 1, July 1 and October 1 of
2023 can also submit an advance application for registration as a voter
from the date of draft publication of electoral roll. For the convenience of the electors, modifications have been done in the registration forms vide Registration of Election (Amendment) Rules, 2022 by the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India in consultation with ECI.
The modifications have been done in form 6, 7, 8 and 6B. Form 6 will be used only for registration of new voters and the provision for application for shifting from one constituency to another in the earlier Form 6 has been tagged under Form-8 as ‘Migration’. Details of legal guardian in case of orphan/guru in case of third gender can now be given under details of relatives. Some documents have been prescribed for proof of birth and proof of residence. Whereas form-001 for ‘Application for issue of replacement EPIC’ is now merged in the newly modified Form-8. Form 8 used for the purpose of shifting of residence, correction of entries in the existing electoral roll, replacement of EPIC and marking of person with disability.
The existing Form 8A for ‘Transposition of Entry in Electoral roll’ has been modified and the existing Form -8 (for correction to particulars) has been substituted. Newly introduced Form 6 B is for seeding of Aadhaar number or other documents with the electoral rolls to make the electoral roll more authentic. The existing electors may intimate their Aadhaar mumber through Form 6 B. And it has been stated that the submission of Aadhaar no. is purely voluntary and those who do not possess the Aadhaar number may submit other documents such as MGNREGA job card, passbook issued by bank/post office, health insurance smart card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, driving licence, pan card, Indian passport, pension document with photograph, service ID card issued to employee by Central/State Govt/ PSUs company, official ID cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs, unique ID issued by M/o Social Justice and Empowerment.
DC Nazreen Ahmed further briefed that the modified forms will come into force on 1st August, 2022 and will be accessible through various applications like NVSP (National Voter Service Portal), VHA (Voter Helpline App), Garuda (for BLOs). The Voter Helpline App is available on Google Playstore or can visit ECI’s website ‘www.nvsp.in’ or approach BLOs for any information on electoral matters.