If there is one thing, that needs a UID Aadhaar scale of data management, that has to Electoral rolls in India . I was verifying my parents and brothers voter id cards for any mistakes and then tried to check my name in voter rolls of my constituency and it took one hour to find out our polling stations , verify our names in roll calls.My brother, who recently took voter id card has been allotted to a polling station 15 km from our home.My mother has two entries in roll calls. My rollcall in polling station is with old NVT number which has incorrect name. My dad voter id card had different address.Imagine the amount of work, every voter has to undergo to correct all such mistakes.
Its one thing that you have a valid voter id with you, but the most important is that your name and voter id card should be present in the electoral rolls of a polling station which you know.Just learnt that , atleast 22000 names have been deleted from electoral rollcalls in the posh Jubliee hills constituency of Hyderabad city. On this scale, on an average, imagine the number of voters who are not in voters list and people who have incorrect entries. As an Indian , its your responsibility to not only get our voter id card, but also need to make our vote count.
People of Andhra Pradesh can go to their polling stations on Dec 8 and Dec 15 and get their details verified and rectified .
I believe there are three steps,to make your vote count .
1) Get a proper voter id card
2) Verify if your voter id is listed in a polling station you know
3) Know the polling station, you have to vote
If you are not residing in India but have India Passport, Use this link and get your form 6A filled ( http://eci-citizenservices.nic.in/frmForm6ANew.aspx ) . Please note that voting is only done in your polling station in India and not even by postal ballot or in Indian Mission abroad.
1) Register yourself for a voter id card
Go to your nearest Revenue office of your mandal or block/Panchayat office and fill up form Form 6. For Karnataka, http://voterreg.kar.nic.in has the best interface and intricate details on how to get it done online.
Check out http://www.firstpost.com/firstvote/ and contact them for any help in registering your vote or any queries. OR google search for “voter registration initiatives india” and choose your platform to get your voter id registration.
http://www.allindiadaily.com/2013/07/apply-for-voter-id-online.html has listed the process in detail.If you are tech savvy , there is an android app which takes care of this process flawless.
2) Steps to verify your voter id and to know your polling station
For Andhra Pradesh : http://188.8.131.52/Search_new/search1.aspx
( If you have your voter id number, NVT number which starts with NVT , search with it and find out your details and your polling station name )
For all other states, check this and select your state (UP not in the list) : http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/Linkto_electo_search.aspx
For any corrections, find out your state election commission website and fill out the required form and follow procedure.
For any quick things, Just remember,
Form-8(Modification) – To modify incorrect details
Form-8A (Transposition) – To change address and change your polling station
3) Find out your polling station on this google map (Please note the polling station name and number you found out from above links )
Any doubts or any other queries, check out http://eci.nic.in/eci/eci.html , its as crystal clear but will take second level authentication to avoid spam.
Happy Voting and Changing India !!!