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ceo.maharashtra.gov.in | Guide to Register to vote and report election violations to CEO Maharashtra

Maharashtra Voter List | Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2009 | CEO Maharashtra Guidelines on Elections | Add Name in Voter List | Guide to Voter Card | Documents needed to vote | Code of Conduct during elections | Form 6 and Form 8 Voter List

Form on website ceo.maharashtra.gov.in , enrol by Sept 25

One can get enrolled as a voter till September 25. To get yourself registered/enrolled on the rolls, you have to submit Form-6 to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of the assembly constituency. You can download this form from the website (ceo.maharashtra.gov.in) For details, you may also contact the district election officer at the district magistrates office

Form 8 to make changes in Name on Voters List

If you want to make any corrections in particulars entered in the electoral rolls, you have to submit Form-8 to the ERO. Form-7 is to be used for deletion of an entry and Form 8-A for transposition of entry

One person, one vote, one place

A person cannot be enrolled as a voter in more than one place in the same constituency or in more than one constituency in view of the provisions contained under Sections 17 and 18 of the Representation of People Act, 1950

Voter in state or native village

If you are working in Maharashtra and residing there, you are an ordinary resident of Maharashtra in terms of Sec 19 (b). Therefore you can be enrolled in Maharashtra only and not in your native village

Only an NRI on Govt Duty can vote

Can a non-resident Indian citizen become a voter According to Section 19 of the Representation of People Act, 1950, only a person who is ordinarily resident in a constituency is entitled to be registered in the electoral roll of that constituency. However, Non-Resident Indians who are posted on a government assignment outside India can be registered as voters in terms of Sec 20 (8) (d) read with Sec 20 (3) of the Act

Photo Identity card in seven days

If you apply for a Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC), the Election Commission promises to deliver it to you within seven working days

Other documents that will let you vote

In case you are unable to procure an EPIC, any of the following 14 documents would suffice as a proof of your identity on polling day

1. Passport

2. Driving license

3. Income Tax Identity (PAN) card

4. Service identity cards issued to employees by the state/central government, public sector undertakings, local bodies or public limited companies, with photograph

5. Passbooks issued by public sector banks/post office and Kisan passbooks with photograph

6. Property documents such as pattas, registered deeds etc with photograph

7. SC/ST/OBC certificates issued by the competent authority with photograph

8. Pension documents such as ex-serviceman’s pension book/pension payment order, ex-servicemens widow /dependant certificates, old age pension order, or a widow pension order with photograph

9. Freedom fighter identity card with photograph

10. Arms license

11. Certificate of physical handicap with photograph issued by the competent authority

12. Job cards issued by NREGA with photograph

13. Health insurance scheme Smart Cards with photograph (ministry of labour scheme)

14. Ration card

Redressal for code of conduct violations

If any citizen finds a candidate or a political party violating the Election Code of Conduct, he/she can lodge a complaint with the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of the area or send a complaint in writing along with corroborative evidence to Chief Electoral Officer Debashish Chakrabarty in Mantralaya. One can contact him on 22029965, 22024243 or Fax: 22835698. Citizens can produce evidence in the form of photographs, audio or video recording clips Locating an ERO is easy. A list of EROs in the city is available on the internet. Go to the website ceo.maharashtra.gov.in and select the option Election Officers.

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