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Voter List 2024 Download And How To Check Name In Voter List ?

By Mayashree Acharya

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Updated on: Jun 5th, 2024

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17 min read

The voting for the Lok Sabha election in 2024 has started. Polling for the 18th General Election is being conducted in seven phases between April 19 and June 1.

Many states, including Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Chandigarh, will witness the polling for the general election in the seventh phase, which are scheduled for June 1.

The Election Commission of India maintains a constituency-wise voter list wherein all individuals who are eligible to vote are listed. Thus, before going to vote, it becomes necessary to download the Voter list to confirm successful verification of their details and to check which electoral district or polling station they are assigned to.

Keep reading this article to learn about Voter list download and how you can check your name in the list. 

What is a Voter List?

A Voter List is the list of all the voters residing in a particular constituency or ward. This list is maintained and updated by the Election Commission of India through its regional offices. If your name is on the voter list, only then are you allowed to cast your vote. Such is the significance of the voter list that if your name is on it, you do not need a Voter ID card to cast your vote. You can take any valid proof of identity issued by the Government and cast your vote.

A Voter list contains records (name, age, sex, father’s/husband’s name, address, and serial number) of people who are eligible to vote, i.e., voter ID holders or applicants. This list is prepared and made available to everyone much before the election is conducted.

Apart from the mentioned details, the electoral district and polling station assigned to each voter are also included in the Voter list. Eligible voters and first-time applicants can access the Voter list either online on the official NVSP website or offline by visiting an election booth.

How to Download The Voter List?

Follow the below steps to download the Voter list:

Step 1: Log in to the NVSP Electoral Roll page.

Step 2: Select the state, district, assembly constituency and language and enter the captcha code.

Voter list download

Step 3: Scroll down to view the polling station details. Click on the blue arrow against your part details to download the Voter list.

Voter list download online

You can find the part details on your Voter ID card. 

Why should you check your name in the Voter List 2024?

Wondering why you should check if your name is on the voter list? The Election Commission of India periodically updates the voter list. If it finds any discrepancies in details, the names of such voters are removed from the list. Some of the reasons for removal of name from voter list are:

  • Death of the Voter
  • Fake Voter Details
  • Incorrect Particulars
  • Change of Address/ No longer residing at the given address

If your name has been removed from the voter list due to any of the above reasons or by mistake, you cannot vote in the upcoming elections. It is therefore, vital for you to perform a regular voter list search

Apart from this, you should also check the presence of your name in the Voter list for the following reasons:

  • Verify whether all details are correct and confirm that you are eligible to vote in the upcoming election process. 
  • Prior checking also allows you to raise complaints or report an error (in case of any information inconsistency) to concerned authorities. This ensures the possibility of correction of your details before the election begins.
  • Both the actions of making the Voter list available to the public and voters confirming their eligibility (by looking up their names in the list) should be done at least ten days before the election. This ensures errors are corrected as early as possible. Once voting is set to begin, changes are not permitted.

How to Check Voter List Online? 

Follow the steps below to check whether your name is on the Voter list via online mode:

Step 1: Log in to the official NVSP website.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Search in Electoral Roll’ tab on the homepage.

Voter list

Step 3: Select any one of the options - ‘Search by Details’, ‘Search by EPIC’ or ‘Search by Mobile’.

Voter list search

Step 4: Enter the required information and captcha code and click ‘Search’.

Step 5: The system will provide your details. You can further check if your details are correct by clicking on ‘View Details’ under the ‘Action’ column.

Voter list details

However, if the system shows no record found, it means that your Voter ID verification has been unsuccessful. In this case, you will have to get in touch with the state election office to resolve the issue.

How to Check My Name in the Voter List by ‘Search by Details’?

Follow the steps below to check whether your name is on the Voter list through the ‘Search by Details’ option:

Step 1: Log in to the official NVSP website.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Search in Electoral Roll’ tab on the homepage.

Voter list NVSP

Step 3: Select the option ‘Search by Details’.

Step 4: Select your state and language. 

Step 5: Enter your name, relative’s name, date of birth, and gender, select your location details, enter the captcha code and click the ‘Search’ button.

Voter search by details

Step 6: The system will provide your details. You can further check if your details are correct by clicking on ‘View Details’ under the ‘Action’ column.

Voter details

How to Check My Name in the Voter List by ‘Search by Mobile’?

Follow the steps below to check whether your name is on the Voter list through the ‘Search by Mobile’ option:

Step 1: Log in to the official NVSP website.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Search in Electoral Roll’ tab on the homepage.

Voter list mobile

Step 3: Select the ‘Search by Mobile’ option.

Step 4: Select your state and language. 

Step 5: Enter your mobile number and captcha code and click ‘Send OTP’.

Voter search by mobile number

Step 6: Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and click the ‘Search’ button.

Step 7: The system will provide your details. You can further check if your details are correct by clicking on ‘View Details’ under the ‘Action’ column.

Voter list details by mobile

How to Search Your Name on the Voter List by EPIC Number? 

Follow the steps below to check whether your name is on the Voter list through the ‘Search by EPIC number’ option:

Step 1: Log in to the official NVSP website.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Search in Electoral Roll’ tab on the homepage.

Voter list by name

Step 3: Select the ‘Search by EPIC’ option.

Step 4: Select your state and language. 

Step 5: Enter your EPIC number (Voter ID number), select state, enter the captcha code and click the ‘Search’ button.

Voter list search by EPIC

Step 6: The system will provide your details. You can further check if your details are correct by clicking on ‘View Details’ under the ‘Action’ column.

Voter list details by name

Importance of Voting List

The following are a few points explaining the importance of Voter list in an election process:

  • The ‘Electoral roll’ or ‘Voting list’ is a document where the names of verified/ registered voters for a particular constituency are listed.
  • The voting list document helps the election commissions carry out election processes according to proper procedure.
  • The Voter list is used to maintain a supervised and fair election. Your right to vote will be denied if your name is absent from the Voter list.
  • Anyone who is above or has turned 18 years old has the right to vote when their names have successfully made it to the Voter list. Names of deceased people should be carefully removed from the Voter list.
  • Any update made to the Voter list is done carefully so that the list does not end up having any fake voters.

Details in Voter List

You can find the following details on the electoral roll:

  • Full name of the person
  • Fathers/ Mothers/ 
  • Fathers/ Mothers or Husbands name
  • House number
  • Photograph
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Address of the polling station
  • Name of the polling station
  • Area or locality

The electoral authorities utilise the details to authorise a person's identity at the election booths.

The Election Commission of India undertakes every effort to ensure that no eligible voters are denied the right to vote. But, due to the periodic updating process, there could be a possibility of your name getting deleted from the list. It is, therefore, important that you keep an eye on the voter list of your assembly constituency. If by any chance your name is not included in the voter list, get in touch with the nearest Electoral Officer or log into the NVSP webiste to do the necessary corrections.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to add names to the Voter list?

You can add your name to the Voter list by submitting Form 6 (in case of first-time application), or Form 8 (in case of any update in your details, like a change of address, a shift in constituency, etc.). 

You can access and submit both forms online through the NVSP website or offline by visiting your local voter enrollment centre or getting in touch with 'Booth Level Officer' of your area.

How to download a Voter list?

You can download the Voter list by entering the details on the NVSP Electoral Roll page and clicking the blue arrow against your part details or polling address.

How can I register my name on the Voter list?

You can register your name on the Voter list by submitting Form 6 (in case of first-time application), or Form 8 (in case of any update in your details, like a change of address, a shift in the constituency, etc.). 

You can access and submit both forms online through the NVSP website or offline by visiting your local voter enrollment centre or getting in touch with 'Booth Level Officer' of your area.

How to check names in Voter lists by SMS?

There is no SMS service currently available to get Voter ID details. You can check if your name is present on the Voter list by clicking on the ‘Search in Electoral Roll’ tab on the NVSP website and entering the required details. You can also check offline by visiting your local voter enrollment centre or getting in touch with the 'Booth Level Officer' of your area.

How to delete names from Voter lists online?

To delete or remove your name from the Voter list/Electoral roll, you need to fill out and submit Form 7. Removal of name becomes necessary in cases like the death of a voter or Voter ID duplication. Form 7 is accessible online on the NVSP website or offline at any election office.

Who prepares the Voters list?

The Electoral roll or Voter list is prepared by ECI (Election Commission of India).

Can I vote without a name on the Voter list?

No, you can vote only if your name is present in the Electoral roll (also known as ‘Voter List’). This is followed to ensure a fair election process.

How to correct names in the Voter list?

To make corrections to your name or any other entered detail, you need to fill out Form 8, mentioning what to correct and submit it online on the NVSP website. You can also submit it offline to the nearest electoral office.

If my name is removed from the Voter list by mistake, will I be able to vote in the upcoming election?

To maintain fairness in the election process, ECI has mandated that a voter have his name listed in the Voter list. This makes him/her eligible to vote. If the voter finds his/her name to be missing from this list for whatever reason, he/she should get in touch with the electoral office immediately.

If I lost my Voter ID card, can I also vote?

A Voter ID is mandatory to conduct a fair election. In case you have lost the physical copy of your Voter card but your details are there on the Voter list, i.e., your name, EPIC number and other details are present in the Voter list, you will be able to cast your vote. But, you will have to provide other ID and address proof documents (Aadhaar, PAN, driving licence, etc.).

How long does it take to get my Voter ID if I apply it online?

After applying online for Voter ID through the NVSP website, it usually takes around 15-30 days for the physical copy of your Voter card to be delivered to your address.

My name is on the Electoral List, but I haven’t received my Voter ID yet

As long as you have your name in the Voter list, so it is not mandatory to have a Voter ID card to cast your vote: However, it's advisable that you carry any one of the following identity documents prescribed by the ECI:

  • The Photo Voter slip issued by the Election Office
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • PAN card
  • Smart card issued by RGI under NPR
  • MNREGA Job Card
  • Pension document with photograph

Even outside the polling station, booth level officers will help you find your name on the Voter List, and to cast vote. 

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The Lok Sabha election in 2024 has commenced with polling conducted in seven phases. The Election Commission of India maintains a voter list containing crucial details of eligible voters. It is essential to check the voter list to ensure eligibility and correct any errors before the election. Online and offline methods exist for downloading and verifying the list.

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