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Your Duty To Vote – Never Expires!

All in Bangalore, your “duty” to vote has arrived. The first step to ensuring that you can vote, is to get a Voter ID Card, also known as EPIC (Elector’s Photo Identity Card). The only catch is, you have to act fast – as the last date for getting your name on the Electoral Rolls is 22 Feb, 2008. All the details can be found here: BangaloreVoterID.org

  • You have to fill up Form 6, indicating your current residence, supplemented with some documents (for proof of age and residence – see below)
  • You don’t have to be a permanent resident of the place where you want to get a Voter ID card (you can be a tenant)
  • If you are working at a place different from your home town, you are eligible to get a Voter’s ID at your town of work
  • Please make sure to fill Form 7 to get your name deleted from electoral rolls elsewhere in the country
    • Search here to know if your name exists in the electoral rolls of your home town
      • Doing this will ensure that your name is not used to register bogus votes at your home place
  • You can also fill the same Form 7 to de-register people you know, who no longer are residing in those places (and hence can’t vote) due to migration or death
    • Please do this for as many people as you can, you will do a huge favour to the nation.
    • You can search for names in the same way as you did for yourself
  • Documents for proof of age (18+): High School Marks Sheet, Birth Certificate, Passport, Driving License or this affidavit on a stamp paper stamped by a Notary (I created this from Annexure A of the Passport Form).
  • Document for proof of residence is not necessary. But it would help to facilitate (speed up) the work of registration if you can provide any of these: Passport, Bank Pass Book (or a letter from bank), Driving License, Telephone Connection (your name), Gas Connection Documents, Employee Certificate or any Govt. document.

Update: Here is a fresh site where you can find details on deadlines and addresses of electoral registration offices.

Update (21.Apr.08): You can now drop a filled in form (with your photograph pasted on it) and get the Voter ID card within 48 hours. Check this news article from Times of India.

It is your duty to vote, not just a right any more. Please see FAQs and detailed steps on how to get a Voter ID card at BangaloreVoterID.org
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5 Responses to “Your Duty To Vote – Never Expires!”

  1. abhinav.org » Bangalore’ians - Get your Voter ID Says:

    [...] has jotted down all the references and steps needed to get a Voter ID in Bangalore, act now an get it painlessly. [...]

  2. Balaji Says:

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  3. Rishi Says:

    Looks ok to me, http://fryol.net/?feed=rss2 shows me the article alright.

  4. Suresh Kumar M.N Says:

    I am living now in SidrathaLayout Katthuguppi Main road BSK 3rd Stage, I filled the voter form 2 months back , want to have my all family members voter id card. how to get it. when and where is the location to get the photo taken for the id. can you please guide me.

    Thanks,

  5. Rishi Says:

    @Suresh: All you have to do is get a form (see the update above), fill it up and drop it into your nearest Bangalore One (it’s near the BDA Complex in BSK II Stage). You will have to get your ID from the same place within 2 days. Hope that helps!

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