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Frequently Asked Questions :
Q.1. Can one be enrolled at more than one place
Ans:- 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 Sec. 17 and 18 of R.P.Act, 1950.
It is not necessary to attach a proof of residence while filling a Form-4
Q.2. If I am working and living in Daman or Diu, can I be a voter in my native village
Ans:- No. If you are working in the UT of Daman and Diu and residing there, you are an ordinary resident of the UT of Daman and Diu in terms of Sec 19/b. Therefore you can be enrolled at UT of Daman and Diu only and not in your native village.
Q.3. Can a non resident Indian citizen become a voter
Ans:- According to Section 19 of the RP 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 such of the non-resident Indian Citizens who are employed under Govt of India in a post outside India are eligible to be registered as voters in terms of Sec 20 8 d read with Sec 20 3 of the RP Act 1950
Q.4. Can a non citizen of India become a voter
Ans:- No. A person who is not a citizen of India cannot be registered as a voter. Article 326 of the Constitution read with Sec. 16 of RP Act, 1950 clarify the point.
Q.5. When was the voting age reduced from TWENTY ONE years to EIGHTEEN years
Ans:- 1989 The voting age was reduced from 21 years to 18 years during 1989
Q.6. Which is the relevant date for determining the age qualification of EIGHTEEN years Suppose you have completed EIGHTEEN years of age today Can you get yourself registered as voter
Ans:- According to Section 14 b of the RP Act, 1950, the qualifying date means the first day of January of the year in which the electoral roll is prepared or revised.
Q.7. Was eighteen years the minimum voting age in India from the beginning
Ans:- No Earlier the age for registration of a voter was 21 years Through the 61st amendment Act 1988 of the Constitution read with Act 21 of 1989 amending the RP Act 1950 the minimum age of registration of a voter has been brought down to 18 years This has been made effective from 28 03 1989
Q.8. For every constituency, there is a list of voters which is called electoral roll. What is the minimum age for enrollment in an electoral roll
Ans:- Eighteen Years. For every constituency, there is a voters list Article 326 of the Constitution, and Sec. 19 of R.P.Act, 1950 stipulate that the minimum age for registration of a voter is 18 years
Q.9. Who appoints the Electoral Registration officer
Ans:- Under section 13B of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, the Election Commission of India, in consultation with the State/UT Government, appoints an Officer of the Government or the Local Authorities as the Electoral Registration Officer. In addition, the Election Commission of India also appoints one or more Assistant Electoral Registration Officers to assist the Electoral Registration Officer in the performance of his functions in the matter of preparation/revision of electoral rolls.
Q.10. Who is responsible for the preparation of electoral rolls for a Parliamentary or Assembly Constituency
Ans:- Electoral Registration Officer ERO The Electoral Registration officer is responsible for the preparation of electoral rolls for a parliamentary constituency.