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Registration of Non Resident Overseas Indians on the Electoral Rolls

Posted on : 04-06-2018 | Back | Print

Embassy of India

Baku (Azerbaijan)

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Registration of Non Resident / Overseas Indians on the Electoral Rolls

 

 

Under Section 20A of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, an Indian citizen whose name is not included in the electoral roll, who  has not acquired citizenship of any other country and who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India on account of employment, education or otherwise outside India is entitled to have his / her name registered in the electoral roll as "Overseas electors" in the constituency in one's place of residence in India as mentioned in one's passport is located.

 

The application for this purpose can be filled in prescribed form in person before the concerned Electoral Registration Officer or sent by post or can be filed online on website of Chief Electoral Officer of the concerned state or website of Election Commission of India (eci.nic.in).

 

After getting enrolled in the electoral roll, such person can cast one's vote in India during Assembly or Parliamentary election at the respective polling station after showing his/her valid Indian passport.

 

All NRIs/PIOs in Azerbaijan are encouraged to get their names registered on the electoral roils as NRI voters to enable them to participate in the election process.

 

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