Uttar Pradesh, one of the most populated states in India is touched by the Nepal border. It is a land blessed with a variety of cultural diversity and many historical heroes such as Rama, Krishna, and Mahatma Gandhi who made it their center of activity. The state has a variety of sanctuaries to also protect their diversity in animals and birds. Animals of the region include tigers, leopards, elephants, wild boars, and crocodiles, as well as pigeons, doves, wild ducks, partridges, peafowls, blue jays, quails, and woodpeckers. Several species such as lions from the Gangetic Plain have also become extinct. Two major rivers of India, Ganga and Yamuna flow through Uttar Pradesh.
The People of Uttar Pradesh elect their representatives by voting every five years but in a populated country as India a lot of malpractices occur during voting. Hence to avoid such mal practices the Election Commission of India has come up with the concept of “Voter ID Card”
Elections In India
India is a democratic country and one of the chief features of democracy is that it is a government by the people and for the people. Over time elections have become an essential element in Indian politics, people elect the representative of their choice every 5 years. Citizens of India who have attained 18 years of age and have a valid voter ID card along with their names listed in the electoral roll are eligible to vote. Elections are held for the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.
Election Commission of India (ECI) and Voter ID Card
Election Commission of India (ECI) was formed in 1950 in a bid to ensure free and fair elections in the country. The President of India appoints a Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners to form a three-member team in the Election Commission of India. The main objective of creating an ECI was to avoid malpractices such as bogus voting and rigging.
The ECI creates a plan and procedure to conduct free and fair elections. It came up with the concept of “voter id card” which is a plastic card along with the voter’s photo, date of birth, name and proof. It also acts an identity proof under various circumstances such as booking tickets and voting.
The Chief Election Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh– Mr Sinha has worked a lot towards its development and making a complex procedure of election a simpler task for the literate and illiterate as well. Transparency in election process has been achieved in Uttar Pradesh, data is now electronically managed. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) also supervises the election work related to Assembly and Parliament elections of the State.
We have various Election Commissioners such as Regional Election Commissioner for a particular area, state election commissioners, booth level officers, and others who are responsible for various tasks done during an election.
From updating voters list, distributing, voter ID cards, keeping political parties at bay from interfering into the democratic process, and much more, the responsibility and function of ECI is immense today. Although the powers of ECI is immense as it is independent of political parties and not bound by the authority of the government, yet if proven guilty for failure and misconduct, the ECI can be removed by the parliament.
Voter ID Card Uttar Pradesh
In order to Vote in Uttar Pradesh you will have to keep two things in mind:
1) Your name in the Voter’s list
2) To get a valid Voter ID Card
You can apply for a Voter ID Card in various ways. You can fill the required form online and submit it at the BLO or you can do the complete procedure online.
Thanks to internet for making life simpler, filling the form and then submitting it along with the required documents has a lot of hassles rather you can do it all at one go with a blessing called “internet” . All you need is an internet connection and we guide you regarding the procedure here:
To make your Voter ID card in Uttar Pradesh you have to fill form number 6. The online facility for new voter ID card is available through the official website of CEO UP.
After visiting the http://www.ceouttarpradesh.nic.in website and selecting the option of “Online Voters Registration System” you will come to http://www.eci-citizenservices.nic.in page.
It’s your login page. The current page will have 4 parts as follows:
1. Officer Contact List
2. Online Application
3. New User Registration
4. Forgot Password
Officer Contact List – Through the Officer Contact list you can get the contact information of your nearby officer which is available. He is also known as BLO (board level officer)
Online Application – In the section of application you need to check the page where you can download the form to know about your officers and can get the application form for complaint.
New User Registration – You have to click this link. If you are a new user and not registered earlier, if you have just has crossed 18 years age then you have to click on this option of new user registration. You have to enter your mobile number along with your e-mail ID.
Mobile number is compulsory to fill.
After that you will get a confirmation code and then fill the application form online with your required documents
List of Valid Proof Documents
You have to submit a number of documents in order to get your Voter ID Card. You have to submit an ID Proof, Residence Proof and Date of Birth Proof if your age is between 18-21 years
The following documents can be used as ID proof- Passport/ Driving License/ Pan-card/ Aadhaar Card
You have two preferences for residence proof. If you don’t have the first preference documents then you can opt for the second ones. They are as under:
• Bank/Kisan/Post office current Pass Book
• Bank statement from Nationalized (i.e. Government) bank
• Applicant‘s Passport/Driving License/Income Tax Assessment Order
• Latest Water/Telephone/Electricity/Gas Connection Bill for that address either in the name of the applicant or that of his/her immediate relation like parents. ( If document is in the name of immediate relation for e.g. father’s name, then a document showing the relationship should be kept. For example driving license containing father’s name)
If you do not have any of the First Preference Documents, then you should submit 2 of the below documents
• Ration Card
• Bank statement of any non-nationalized bank
• Notarized Rent Agreement
Date of Birth (DOB) Proof:
The following documents can be used (This is required only if your age is between 18 year to 21 years. It is not required if you are older than 21 years.)
• Passport/ Driving License/ Pan-card
• Class 10 marksheet
• Birth Certificate issued by a Municipal Authorities or District Office of the Register of Births & Deaths or Baptism Certificate
• Birth Certificate from the school (Govt. /Recognized) last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution
• A certificate of his age given by a Sarpanch of the Gram Panchayat or by a member of the concerned Municipal Corporation /Municipal Committee.
Various Voter ID Card Forms
There are a number of Voter ID Card Forms for various reasons. Like suppose you want to apply for a New Voter ID Card you should fill Form 6 and in case you want to object your name in the electoral roll you should fill form 8. The usages of various forms are as under:
Form 6: Application for inclusion of name in electoral roll or change of address from one assembly constituency to other assembly constituency.
Form 6A: Application for inclusion of name in electoral roll by an overseas elector.
Form 7: Application for objection to inclusion of name in electoral roll
Form 8: Application for objection to particulars entered in electoral roll.
Form 8A: Application for transposition of entry in electoral roll.
Form 002: Application for Duplicate Elector’s Photo Identity Card.
Form 18 Hindi: Claim for Inclusion of Name in the Electoral Roll for Graduates’ Constituency.
Form 18 English: Claim for Inclusion of Name in the Electoral Roll for Graduates’ Constituency.
Form 19 Hindi: Claim for Inclusion of Name in the Electoral Roll for Teachers’ Constituency.
Form 19 English: Claim for Inclusion of Name in the Electoral Roll for Teachers’ Constituency.
Uttar Pradesh Voter List
As mentioned earlier only a voter ID card will not help you to vote. In order to be able to vote your name is a must in the Uttar Pradesh’s voter list. We here guide you on how to search your name in Voter ID list of Uttar Pradesh–
To check your name first visit to the official page of www.ceouttarpradesh.nic.in then select the option of “Search Your Name” now you will get this page where you will get three options.
• District Wise
• Assembly Const. wise
• Mohalla / Area Wise
Now select the option from which you want to check your name in voter list of Uttar Pradesh CEO.
District Wise – To check the District wise first you will have to select the your district name from pull down menu and after that enter your “EPIC NO” or “NAME” after that click to the search button and get full information.
Assembly Const. Wise – In this section you will have to select your district name from the list and after that select your AC. Now select the option from which you want to check your name in voter list of Uttar Pradesh there are two options available via “EPIC NO” and via “NAME” then click to the submit button and get details.
Mohalla / Area Wise – Here you need to select first your district and after that enter your mohalla name and get full information and check your name in voter list.
The chief electoral officer’s website gives all recent news and various information about elections 2014. It gives information about Chief electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh, Election Commission of India electoral roll, latest news about election 2014, voters list 2014, process to register, its functions and role. You can visit the website here: ceouttarpradesh.nic.in