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How to vote in India

By Anuj Cariappa

With so many elections coming up, you must exercise your franchise. Before you go to the polling station, there are some pre-requisites which have to be abided by.

How to vote in India

Here we provide you a step by step guide on how to vote in India.

How to transfer Voter ID from one state to another

How to vote in India:

  • You need to be 18 years old or above
  • You need to be a citizen of India
  • Check if your name is in the electoral rolls and for that visit your State Electoral Officer's website
  • The list is also available at the local Electoral Registration Office.
  • Keep handy your Voter ID or other valid photo IDs and voters slip
  • The voters slip is handed over at your doorstep.
  • If you are not given the voters slip, don't worry, it can be obtained at the polling booth counters set up by major political parties.

How to get a duplicate Voter ID card

  • At the booth keep your voter slip and ID ready with you
  • A polling official will check your name on the list and your identity proof.
  • Another official will ink your finger, take your signature and give you a chit
  • A third official will check your chit
  • You are ready to vote
  • Press the button next to the candidate of your choice on the EVM
  • After you vote, a slip to authenticate your vote gets generated at Voter Verifiable Audit Trail (VVPAT) next to the EVM.
  • It is visible in the glass case for a few seconds before it goes into a sealed box.

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