Voter’s ID card is not only important in allowing you to cast your vote it also acts as a valid identity proof. This card is issued by the Chief Election Commission and distributed by booth level officers once the voter applies for the same. A person not only residing in India but an Indian citizen who resides abroad can obtain this election card. In this article we highlight the process for you to obtain it. Need Of Voter ID Card In India Casting vote would have been a simple affair had … [Read more...]
Can A Non-Resident Indian Citizen Become A Voter?
The Government of India has made it easier to apply for a voter card via the internet and hopes to expand the scope of voter registration, especially for NRIs who no longer need to visit the ERO in India. Can A Non-Resident Indian Citizen Become A Voter? Yes, According to the provisions of 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 … [Read more...]
The Agony Of NRI Voters And 3 Ways To End It
Non Resident Indians (or NRIs) have long been a mere and mute spectator to the political proceedings in India. As an Indian they too want to have their say in these matters. For this very purpose in the year 2010, Lok Sabha adopted the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill which was eventually passed in the Parliament of India. The law gave the Indians staying abroad (or NRIs as they are mostly referred to), a right to vote. The law ensured that the NRIs can enroll themselves in the … [Read more...]
How can an NRI apply for voter ID card online?
With everything going digital and the Indian Government embracing the online way of applications in all field from education to documentation, applying for voter ID card online is also simplified and has further increased the scope of voter registration. Even NRIs can apply for voter ID card online without having to visit the ERO in India. This comes with certain conditions though. Provision: Can and NRI Vote in India? With the amendment to the Representation of the People's Act of 1950, in … [Read more...]