Lok Sabha Elections : Are you eligible to vote?

Lok Sabha Elections : Are you eligible to vote?
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The Election Commission, in its press conference on Sunday, said that the total electorate registered is approximately 900 million compared to 814.5 million in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This marks an increase of more than 84 million electors, the Election Commission said.

How many people will vote this year?

The Election Commission, in its press conference on Sunday, said that the total electorate registered is approximately 900 million compared to 814.5 million in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This marks an increase of more than 84 million electors, the Election Commission said.

Over 15 million electors are in 18-19 years age group. Commission allowed enrolment of transgender persons with gender written as "Others" in the electoral rolls since 2012. The number of electors enrolled as "Others" gender is 38,325. 71,735 overseas electors have been enrolled in the current electoral rolls. There are 16,77,386 service electors in the electoral rolls, the poll panel said.

Who is eligible to be registered as a voter?

To be eligible to be registered as a general elector, the person has to be: A citizen of India, 18 or more years of age as on the 1st day of the year when the electoral roll is revised, residing in India and should be enrolled in the electoral roll of India or the polling area of the Indian constituency where he/she resides.

So, for the Lok Sabha election 2019, citizens who turned 18 years old by January 1, 2019 are eligible to register as voters and cast votes during the polling.

NOTA

NOTA is the abbreviation for None of the Above. The Supreme Court had in its September 27, 2013 judgment ruled that all the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) across India will have a NOTA option at the end of the list of parties. This would allow voters, who do not consider any of the candidates eligible to still cast their votes.

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