There are many instances when voters are discouraged to proceed and fill the Voter Registration Form No-6 because of a mere fact that it looks complicated and requires a lot of information to entered. Although this is not the case, although this Voter Registration Form which looks like a complicated piece of questionnaire at the first instance, is actually a simple one, that requires some basic personal information as an input along with a few prescribed identity proof documents required for voter verification.
What is Voter Registration Form 6 about?
Voter Registration Form No-6 or Form 6 is actually an offline/online form that is filled by the first time voter to include his/her name in the voters’ list and hence make that person a certified registered Voter. As we all know that inclusion of name in the electoral roll is the first step towards the essential process of voting hence the complementary importance of this voter registration form is also easy to comprehend.[Here is a first hand account of a first time voter, about his experience with Electronic Voting Machine]
Therefore in order to avoid any future obstacle while casting a vote during the elections, it is necessary that Voter Registration Form No. 6 is very carefully filled without errors.
Steps for filling Form No. 6 for the inclusion of your name in the Voters’ List
First of all, the voter is required to obtain the physical form or the online Form No. 6 or From 6 from the ERO office and website respectively. The Voter Registration Form No. 6 is also available for downloading, from the Election Commission of India Website. The download link for this essential Voter ID Application form is:- Download FORM 6
What all Voter Information am I required to fill?
First things first, the region of the Form No. 6 where you are required to fill some basic personal information looks like:-
This basic personal information includes your:-
- First and Last Name
- Precise Age.
- Place of Birth(Along with the name of the district.
- Parent’s credentials.
Along with all this the applicant must paste a recent photograph with the precise dimensions mentioned in the square photo box on the form.
The second part of information that you require to fill is about your residential addresses. In this part you also need to provide some information about your family members whose names are already included in the electoral roll of your constituency. The second part of this region of the given voter registration form hence looks like:-
The Second Page of Voter Registration Form No-6
The second page of the Voter Registration Form No. 6 contains a declaration that the voter is required to fill and sign and this constitutes the Section 4 of this form. By signing this declaration, you hence declare and signify that:-
- You are a citizen of India.
- The address you have provided is true and you are an ordinary resident at the same.
- You have not applied for Voter Registration in any other constituency.
- And you do not have your name included in the Electoral Roll of any other constituency.
Hence by signing this mandatory declaration you must be aware that providing any false information shall hold you liable to be prosecuted legally. If you think you have your name in the electoral roll of another constituency, you must immediately get it deleted by filing the Voter Registration Form No. 7 for deletion of a name from a Voters’ List, this is also used for raising an objection for inclusion of a name in the electoral roll that is not supposed to be included. Hence you must know that before applying for Voter Registration in one constituency, you must make sure that you are not a registered voter in any other constituency.
This section of Voter Registration Form No. 6 looks like:-
The second half of this page i.e the section of Form 6 is to be filled by the Election Officer and therefore we are not featuring it here.
The portion of the form after the first fold, that is required to be filled by the applicant
The section on the third page of the Voter Registration Form that the applicant requires to fill, is the First Section after the First Fold portion in the Voter Registration Form and it looks like:-
In this section the applicant again has to provide his/her full and precise address like it was done previously. After filling this information the voter may proceed and submit the form at the ERO Office. The Voter must henceforth retain the receipt part of Form No. 6 after getting it signed by the Electoral Roll Officer, as it would serve as the proof of submission of Voter Registration Application. The applicant is required to fill up his/her name and address on the receipt.
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