Citizens above the age of 17 are now allowed to apply in advance to enroll their names in the electoral roll(voter ID card) and the wait for the pre-requisite criteria of attaining the age of 18 on January 1 of a year ends.
New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday announced that citizens above the age of 17 can now enroll in the electoral roll.
You can apply in advance. With this, youths now do not have to wait for the pre-requisite criteria of turning 18 on January 1 to be enrolled in the electoral roll. “Youths aged 17+ years can currently apply in advance to enroll their names in the electoral roll and end the wait for the pre-requisite criteria of attaining the age of 18 on January 1 of a year, the ECI said in a notification.
The ECI under the leadership of Chief Election Commissioner Shri Rajeev Kumar and Election Commissioner Shri Anup Chandra Pandey has directed the CEOs/EROs/AEROs of all states to develop technology-enabled solutions so that the youth can avail the facility to submit their applications in advance.
Henceforth, the electoral roll is updated every quarter and eligible youths can be registered in the next quarter of the year in which they turn 18 years of age. After registration, he will be issued an Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC).
Annual revision of current round of voter list, 2023 All citizens who turned 18 between 1 April, 1 July and 1 October 2023 can submit an advance application for registration as a voter from the date of publication of the draft.