The first phase in the Lok Sabha Election begins on Thursday, 11 April, along with four Assembly elections. The Election Commission had announced the dates on 10 March, kick-starting a mega electoral battle where the BJP will pitch for a re-election of the Modi government amid the Opposition's efforts for a united fight to unseat it.
Polling will be held in seven phases on 11 April, 18 April, 23 April, 29 April, 6 May, 12 May and 19 May for 543 Lok Sabha seats across the country in which nearly 90 crore voters would be eligible to vote, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora told a packed press conference.
Here is how to check if your name is on the voter list:
Step 1: Visit the National Voters' Service portal on www.nvsp.in
Step 2: Select the option at the top left that says 'Search Your Name in Electoral Roll'
Step 3: You can choose between options: "Search by EPIC number" or "Search by details", to verify if your name on the portal
Step 4: Select the 'Search by the EPIC number' and enter your details and hit the 'Search' button
Step 5: Your details will appear in the search result at the bottom of the webpage
Step 6: If it does not, that means you're name's most likely missing from the electoral list
Step 7: You can also opt for 'Search by Details'. The portal will ask you to enter information such as name, age, DoB, state, sex and district
Step 8: Fill in the details and if your name appears, that means you eligible to vote in your area
The Election Commission of India published the electoral roll on its website on 31 January. And as long as you're mentioned in the electoral rolls, you can show any identity card such as voter's card or Aadhaar to cast the ballot.
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Updated Date: Apr 11, 2019 06:33:12 IST