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Name of the Organisation : Chief Electoral Officer West Bengal
Type of Facility : Search Your Name in Voter List
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i) Search By (District wise / State wise)
ii) Select District OR Select AC
iii) Elector Name
iv) Relation Name
v) EPIC No
CEO West Bengal Voter ID Card Online Registration Form 6 : www.electionin.in/16.html
Who can vote? :
The democratic system in India is based on the principle of universal adult suffrage; that any citizen over the age of 18 can vote in an election (before 1989 the age limit was 21). The right to vote is irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender. Those who are deemed unsound of mind, and people convicted of certain criminal offences are not allowed to vote.
There has been a general increase in the number of people voting in Indian elections. In 1952 61.16 per cent of the electorate voted. By 1999 the turnout for the general election was 59.99 per cent. In 2009 voter turnout for Parliamentary Constituency was 81.41 and in the year 2011 Assembly Election voter turnout was 84.46 percentage. There have been even more rapid increases in the turnout of women and members of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, who had tended to be far less likely to participate in elections, and voting for these groups has moved closer to the national average.
The Electoral Roll :
The electoral roll is a list of all people in the constituency who are registered to vote in Indian Elections. Only those people with their names on the electoral roll are allowed to vote. The electoral roll is normally revised every year to add the names of those who are to turn 18 on the 1st January of that year or have moved into a constituency and to remove the names of those who have died or moved out of a constituency. If you are eligible to vote and are not on the electoral roll, you can apply to the Electoral Registration Officer of the constituency, who will update the register. The updating of the Electoral Roll only stops during an election campaign, after the nominations for candidates have closed.
Computerisation of Rolls :
In 1998 the Commission took a historic decision to computerise the entire electoral rolls of 620 million voters. this work has been completed and now well printed electoral rolls are available. The photo identity card number of the voter has also been printed in the electoral rolls, for cross linking. The books of individual Parliamentary constituency rolls have also been put on CDs Rom. Both books and CDs are available for sale to general public. National and State parties are provided copies of such books and CDs free of cost after every revision of electoral rolls.
Electors’ Photo Identity Cards :
In an attempt to improve the accuracy of the electoral roll and prevent electoral fraud, the Election Commission ordered the making of photo identity cards for all voters in the country in Aug, 1993. To take advantage of latest technological innovations, the Commission issued revised guidelines for EPIC Program in May 2000. More than 450 million Identity cards has been distributed till now. EPIC percentage as on 01.01.2012 was 98.30 in Westbengal.