Have you scanned the draft voters’ list for your name?


The state goes to polls on April 6. Pic: Flickr (CC BY:SA 2.0)

The summary revision of electoral rolls is underway in Tamil Nadu with the publication of the draft electoral roll in September. Those who will have completed 18 years as on January 1, 2019 can enroll themselves in the voter list and those who wish to make any changes or deletions may also do so during the revision period. The final voter list is to be published on January 4, 2019.

If you are looking to add, change or delete yourself from the rolls, these are the steps to be followed. Just be quick, for the deadline is October 31st.

Addition of name to the electoral roll

Those who wish to add their names to the electoral roll as a first time voter or due to the shifting of residence from one constituency to another can do so online or by submitting Form-6 with the requisite supporting documents to their respective electoral registration officers (ERO).

Documents to be submitted

Proof of Date of Birth: Birth certificate issued by a municipal authority or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths or Baptism certificate/ Copy of the mark sheet of class 10/8/5, if it contains date of birth / Passport / PAN card / Driving License / Aadhar Card.

Proof of Residence: Bank / Kisan / Post Office Pass Book / Ration Card / Passport / Driving License / Income Tax Assessment Order / Rental agreement /  Water Bill / Telephone Bill / Electricity Bill / Gas Connection Bill for that address either in the name of the applicant or that of his / her immediate relation / any mail delivered through Indian Postal Department in the applicant’s name at the address of residence.

Overseas voters may also apply to be included in the voters list online or by submitting Form – 6A to the ERO concerned.

Deletion of name from electoral roll

Those who wish to delete their name/name of a kin from the voters’ list may do so online or by submitting Form-7 to the ERO. Deletion may be done for applicants who are deceased, declared missing, shifted residence from the constituency or if there has been a duplication in the voter list.

Correction of details in electoral roll

Errors in information on the rolls can be rectified online or by the submission of Form – 8 to the ERO concerned.

Changes can be made for incorrect entry of name, age, gender, photograph, date of birth, voter ID number, address, name of relative and type of relation.

If an applicant has shifted residence within the same constituency, an application must be made for the transposition of entry to the relevant part of the electoral roll. This may be done online or through the submission of  Form – 8A to the ERO concerned.

The status of various applications can be tracked online.

The last date for application for additions, deletions and changes in the electoral rolls is October 31, 2018. The claims will then be processed before the publication of the final list.

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1 Comment

  1. I moved from Bangalore to Chennai. The online links given for the form 7 and 6A are for those who reside abroad.
    The system does not take a date of birth The Tamil keyboard is weird, and does not allow the letter ‘Sri’ as part of a natural name as in Sriraman, and converts to ‘Thiru’ in Tamil making it to Thiruraman!.

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