BMC Election 2017: A simple guide on how to cast your vote today

Elections to the cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and nine other civic bodies in Maharashtra, which have virtually turned into a battle of prestige for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, heading the state's first BJP-led government, and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, will be held on Tuesday. Apart from the ten civic bodies, the second phase of polling for 11 Zilla Parishads (ZPs) and 118 panchayat samitis will also be conducted on Tuesday.

Representational image. Wikimedia Commons

Representational image. Wikimedia Commons

The voter is key in deciding the fate of this election, find out how you can find your name on the voter list:

a) This can be done by visiting the website (Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra); click on ‘Electoral Search Engine’ on the left side of the page.

b) In the alternative, you can also visit the official BMC website:; click on the 'Election Department' tab on the left side of the webpage. After that, you need to click on 'Voter List 2017' tab, from where you will be directed to the 'Final Voter list 2017' tab. Select your electoral ward number and search for your voter ID number.

Locating a polling booth

The other important thing you need to undertake before casting your vote is to find where to cast your vote ie to locate your polling booth.

a) Visit the official BMC website Click on the 'Election Department' tab on the left, select the 'Prabhag-wise polling booth list for MCGM G-Election 2017' tab. Administrative ward will be displayed where you need to look for the your voting booth using your voter ID number.

b) Another way in which you could find a polling booth is by using the state commission's official mobile app 'True Voter'. There are options to check booth numbers using either your name or voter ID numbers. This application is GPS-enabled — which means that it will direct the voters to their respective polling booths.

c) Voters can also check their polling booths on MCGM (BMC) website and

For live updates on BMC Election 2017, click here.

Updated Date: Feb 21, 2017 10:30 AM

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