NRI Voting Rights Campaign
- THE BILL - Indian Parliament has approved voting rights for Non Resident Indians (NRIs) in elections with the Lok Sabha adopting the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2010
All NRI’s have to raise their voice through different media and convince members of parliament to make “Combination of Internet and Postal Ballot” as the mode of exercising our franchise. PFL leads this effort. For more details visit [www.nrivotingrights.info nrivotingrights.info]
NRI Voting Registration Process
If you are eligible and would like to register your vote, follow the steps below:
- Download and fill "Form 6A"
- Download "Form 6A"
- Take a printout and fill with your details
- Attach Supporting Documents
- Attach a passport size photo
- Take a photo copy of your passport relevant pages (???)
- Take a photo copy of your visa or EAD or GreenCard (???)
- Self attest (Yes. Signing yourself is enough) all photo copies.
- Post them to your local ERO
- see FAQ "How to find my ERO address?" to get your local ERO address
- Enclose duly filled "Form 6A", Self attested Supporting documents in a cover, post it to ERO address
Allow ??? days for ERO to review, process and respond to you (to your out of country address ???).
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to be registered as a voter?
- Every Indian citizen who has attained the age of 18 years.
Can a non-resident Indian citizen become a voter?
- Yes, according to the provisions of the Representation of the People(Amendment) Act, 2010, a person who is a citizen of India and who has not acquired the citizenship of any other country and is otherwise eligible to be registered as a voter and who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to his employment, education or otherwise is eligible to be registered as a voter in the constituency in which his place of residence in India as mentioned in his passport is located..
I'm currently holding non Indian passport. Am I eligible?
- No. You are not eligible, according to the provisions of the Representation of the People(Amendment) Act, 2010, a person who is a citizen of India and who has not acquired the citizenship of any other country is only eligible.
Can one be enrolled at more than one place?
- No. A person cannot be enrolled as a voter in more than one place in view of the provisions contained under Section 17 and 18 of R.P.Act, 1950. Likewise, no person can be enrolled as an elector more than once in any electoral roll.
What is ERO?
- ERO - ELECTORAL REGISTRATION OFFICER. Every ERO represents one more more constituencies. Each state has the list of constituencies, its EROs and respective postal addresses.
How to find my ERO address?
- Every State/UI has their respective ERO postal addresses on their Election Commission websites. You can find link to each state/UI from Election Commission of India.
- Andhra Pradesh - AP ERO's Addresses
I do not have valid visa as I'm on EAD or Green Card. Am I eligible?