Organisation : Chief Electoral Officer Gujarat
Announcement : Frequently Asked Questions FAQs On CEO Gujarat
Applicable State/UT : Gujarat
Website : https://ceo.gujarat.gov.in
FAQ On CEO Gujarat For Voters
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs On CEO Gujarat For Voters
Related / Similar Facilities : Legislative Assemblies Of Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat & Bye-election Of Various State
Q. 1 What are the main categories of electors in India?
Ans. There are 3 categories of electors in India: –
(i) General electors,
(ii) Overseas (NRI) electors
(iii) Service Electors
Q. 2 Who is eligible to be registered as a general elector?
Ans. Every Indian citizen who has attained the age of 18 years on the qualifying date i.e. first day of January of the year of revision of electoral roll, unless otherwise disqualified, is eligible to be registered as a voter in the roll of the part/polling area of the constituency where he is ordinarily resident.
Q. 3 What is the relevant date for determining the age of 18 years? Can I get myself registered as a voter on the day when I have completed 18 years of age?
Ans. According to Section 14 (b) of the Representation of People Act, 1950 the relevant date (qualifying date) for determining the age of an applicant is the first day of January of the year in which the electoral roll after revision is finally published.
** For example, if you have completed or are completing 18 years of age on any date from and after 2ndJanuary 2013 but up to 1st January 2014, you will be eligible for registration as a voter in the elector roll going to be finally published in January, 2014.
Q. 4 What is the relevant date for revision of electoral roll for Assembly/Parliamentary Constituency?
Ans. The relevant date for revision of electoral roll is 1st January of the year in which the roll is finally published.
Q. 5 Can a non citizen of India become a voter in the electoral rolls in India?
Ans. No. A person who is not a citizen of India is not eligible for registration as a voter‐ in the electoral rolls in India. Even those who have ceased to be citizens of India on acquiring the citizenship of another country are not eligible to be enrolled in the electoral rolls in India.
Q. 6 Can a non resident Indian settled in foreign land become an elector of electoral roll in India?
Ans. Yes. According to the provisions of Sec 20A of the Representation of People Act, 1950 by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010, a person who is a citizen of India and who has not acquired the citizenship of any other country and is otherwise eligible to be registered as a voter
** Who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to his employment, education or other wise is eligible to be registered as a voter in the constituency in which his place of residence in India as mentioned in his passport is located. “No voter to be left behind”
Q. 7 How can one get registered / enrolled in the electoral roll for Assembly/Parliamentary Constituency?
Ans.One has to file the application for the purpose, in prescribed Form 6, before the Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of the constituency within which the place of ordinary residence of the applicant falls.
** The application accompanied by copies of the relevant documents can be filed in per son before the concerned Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer or sent by post addressed to him or can be handed over to the Booth Level Officer of your polling area, or can even be filed online on website of Chief Electoral Officer of the concerned state or website of Election Commission of India. While filing Form 6 on line, the copies of necessary documents should also be up loaded.
Q. 8 From where Form 2/2A/3/6/7/8 and 8A can be obtained?
Ans. It can be downloaded from the website of Election Commission of India. Forms are also available free of cost in offices of Electoral Registration Officers / Assistant Electoral Registration Officers and Booth Level Officers of the concerned polling station areas.