If you are an Indian citizen, voting in the upcoming elections becomes a much more complicated process than just casting your ballot. The Election Commission of India has laid down guidelines on how to vote and what to do while you are there. In this article, we will be discussing these guidelines as well as providing some additional information that might come in handy for anyone planning to cast their vote.
Details about how to vote and what you can expect when at your polling place.
The process of voting is different from other countries. You must follow a set list of rules that the ECI has laid down for Indian citizens.
Some additional information that might come in handy before going into the polls, such as ID requirements or knowing where to register if not already registered with an address and phone number in India.
Links to sources used within this post: links found on external sites like Youtube may have more content than what we are specifying here but they do provide some good guidelines nonetheless!
First sentence: There’s been so much news recently about how Indians will participate in their country’s election process, whether they are voting for the first time or not.
The process of voting in India is different from other countries. You must follow a set list of rules that the ECI has laid down for Indian citizens, as well as knowing where to register if you’re not already registered with an address and phone number in India. It might seem like there’s a lot to keep track of but we’ve listed some helpful links below!
Second sentence: The most important thing before going into your polling station? Make sure you have all the required documents on hand so it doesn’t delay processing any longer than necessary.
You will need one form of valid identification (driver license, PAN card, passport), which can be scanned by machines at polling stations to confirm your identity.
Third sentence: Before you’re able to vote, there are a few more things the ECI needs from you – but don’t worry! They can all be found on their website or by contacting an election officer at your polling station. You’ll need one of three types of ID (the first type we mentioned) as well as another form of identification that shows where they live in India and proof of residence with them when voting like electricity bills, water bills, etc. If none of these apply for any reason then it’s not too bad because parents usually have copies still hanging around. It also helps if you bring someone who’s registered so they can vouch for you being who say you are.
Fourth sentence: You’re now ready to vote!
Fifth sentence: When you get to the polling station, find your name on a list of eligible voters and confirm that it’s in the right place.
Sixth sentence: Once all this is done, go into one of the booths (you can use any) and press “I Voted” at the bottom before pressing your finger onto their machine. The ECI will keep track of how many people have voted today by counting these buttons which means they’ll know when they should stop letting more people through as well as if there are any problems with voting going wrong. Clicking “Done” next then tells them that you’ve casted your ballot successfully – or was unable to do so for some reason.
Seventh sentence: That’s it! You’ve now voted in India, and you’re ready for the next Lok Sabha elections.
Eighth sentence: To find out how to vote outside of India or register your name as a citizen, see this page on our blog.
Ninth sentence: Check back soon for more updates on voting information.
Tenth sentence: If you have any further questions about this guide or if anything is unclear, please contact us at we’ll be happy to help you with whatever issue(s) may arise!
How to vote in India: A detailed voting guide
It’s time for the Lok Sabha elections and before you get out there with your finger, it is essential that make sure you’re registered. There are many ways of doing this – but we’ll discuss how to register online first. To do so, go on the official government website iafiscan2014.in . On their home page select “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” next then fill in a few fields like your name as well as if there are any problems with voting going wrong. Clicking “Done” next then tells them that you’ve casted your ballot successfully – or was unable to do so.
Don’t forget to bring your voter ID card with you for the poll, since polling officials will ask you to show it before they allow anyone inside! While in there, make sure that the booth number matches up – and of course no one else is standing at it- or else you’ll have to wait until everyone has finished voting. Then once more fill out a few fields like marking an X on who was chosen (or write their name) then press “OK” next finally hitting “Done”.
Remember: You can vote only ONCE per person so choose wisely what party deserves your precious vote! Check back here after May 16th for our wrap-up post about how Indian democracy may change as well as what’s next for the country.
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