You are entitled to be an Elector in Punjab if you are
- Citizen of India.
- Ordinary resident in Punjab,
- 18 years or above on the qualifying date, (generally 1st Jan. each year) and
- Not otherwise disqualified in this connection.
INCLUSION, DELETION AND MODIFICATION OF NAME IN THE ELECTORAL ROLLS
Any person, whose name is not included in the Electoral Roll of the Assembly Constituency under which his/her residence falls but satisfies the above mentioned criteria, may apply to the Electoral Registration Officer of the concerned Assembly Constituency for the inclusion of his/her name in Form-6 ( in duplicate). Following other forms will also be available with the ERO for various election related activities:-
Form 7 : Objection to inclusion of name in the Electoral Roll.
Form 8 : Objection to particulars in any entry in the Electoral Roll.
Form 8A: Application for transposition of entry in the Electoral Roll.
Form 8B: Application for deletion of entry in Electoral Roll
CAUTION : It may be noted that any person who furnishes false information can be prosecuted under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, which prescribes imprisonment upto one year and/or fine for such offences.
TIME BOUND DISPOSAL OF APPLICATIONS
The ERO concerned would complete his action after necessary verification on all the above mentioned cases in 21 days (maximum period), excluding the date of application and date of publication of the list.
ELECTOR’S IDENTITY CARD :
After your name is registered in the Electoral Roll of the concerned Assembly Constituency, you will be eligible for issue of Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC). For the first time; provided other formalities are complete. For issue of photo-identity card, in case of loss, modification etc. it will be issued only after due verification.
To be an ideal vigilant citizen of Indian democracy
1) Get yourself enrolled as elector and take part in polls, if you satisfy all the necessary conditions.
2) (a) On changing your residence.
(b) On noticing in the Electoral Roll the names of members of family of your neighbour family, who has left to some other place to reside.
(c) On noticing the name of a dead person in the Electoral Roll,
(d) On coming across duplicate entries in Electoral Roll,
Please do inform the Electoral Registration Officer concerned in the prescribed Per-forma
In case, you are not satisfied with the working of officials dealing with the election related services, please contact their Electoral Registration Officer OR the next immediate In-charge Officer-the concerned Deputy Commissioner/Additional Chief Electoral Officer.