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Service Voter & Overseas Voter


  • in the Armed Forces of India
  • from Assam Rifles, CRPF, BSF, ITBF; GREF in Border Road Organisation; Central Industrial Security Force
  • employed under the Government of India, in a post outside India
  • member of an Armed Police Force of a State, and serving outside that state

Getting Started

  • Find out the name of your Constituency and Part in the district/state of residence

Fill Enrollment Form

  • Fill 2 copies of Form 2 for Armed forces Download ; Form 2A for Armed Police Force Download ; Form 3 for Govt officials serving abroad Download
  • Fill the Declaration Form & submit to the Record Office or nodal officer
  • A wife of a Service Voter will be enrolled as a service voter on the basis of declaration made by her husband in the form and no separate declaration is required to be made by the wife
  • Alternatively you can also opt to enrol as General Elector at place of posting, if it's a peace posting
  • While wife can be enrolled as Service Voter, a son / daughter cannot be enrolled as Service Voter
  • No person can be enrolled on more than one electoral roll i.e. when you enrol as a service voter you have to submit a declaration - that you did not get enrolled as a general elector
  • Please remember that you have only one vote. Accordingly you should not vote for more than one candidate
  • When elections are announced, Returning Officer of your constituency shall send you the postal ballot
  • Record your vote by placing clearly a mark opposite the name of the candidate of your choice on the ballot paper; Your vote will be invalid if the mark does not clearly indicate your choice
  • Do not put your signature, any word, sign or any other mark on the ballot paper other than the mark required to record your vote
  • After recording your vote, place the ballot paper in the smaller cover marked 'A' sent herewith; close the cover and secure it by seal
  • Sign the declaration in Form 13A also sent herewith in the presence an officer appointed by the Commanding Officer of the Unit, ship or establishment
  • The officer will attest your signature and return the declaration to you; you must not show your ballot paper to the attesting officer nor tell him how you have voted
  • Place the Declaration and also the smaller cover marked 'A' containing the ballot paper in the larger cover marked 'B'
  • After closing the larger cover, send it to the returning officer by post or by messenger. Give your full signature in the space provided on the cover marked `B'
  • No postage stamp need be affixed by you. You must ensure that the cover reaches the Returning Officer before the specified date
  • a citizen of India, absent from the country owing to employment, education etc, has not acquired citizenship of any other country and are otherwise eligible to be registered as a voter in the address mentioned in your passport.



Getting Started

Fill Enrollment Form

  • Fill Form 6A online at www.nvsp.in and upload the requisite proofs. Download
  • Alternatively download Form 6A from ECI website www.eci.nic.in. Fill Form 6A in 2 copies. Forms are also available free of cost in Indian Missions.

Documents Required

  • One recent passport size coloured photograph affixed in Form 6A.
  • Self attested photocopies of the relevant pages of the passport containing photograph, address in India and all other
  • The page of passport containing the valid visa endorsement

Form can be submited in Person or by post

  • If the application is sent by post, the photo copy of each of the documents referred to above, should be duly self attested.
  • Alternatively you can fill the form in person at the Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant ERO of the constituency. If application submitted in person before the ERO, the original passport should be produced for verification

What Happens after the form Submission: the Verification process

  • Booth Level Officer will visit the home address mentioned in your passport and enquire to verify the copies of documents
  • In cases where no relative is available or willing to give declaration for verification of documents, the documents will be sent for verification to the concerned Indian Mission
  • Decision of the ERO will be communicated to you by post on the address and SMS on the mobile number given in Form 6A. Electoral rolls are also on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer
  • Name of overseas elector is included in a separate section for "Overseas Electors" which is the last section of the roll of each polling station area
  • You can use Form-8 for making any correction in electoral roll Download
  • No person can be enrolled on more than one electoral roll i.e. when you enrol as a overseas voter you have to submit a declaration - that you did not get enrolled as a general elector
  • If you are registered as a general voter, you should surrender your EPIC alongwith submission of Form 6A
  • When you return to India you can register as general elector at your place of ordinary residence
  • Please remember that you have only one vote. Accordingly you should not vote for more than one candidate
  • An overseas elector is not issued an EPIC & you will be allowed to vote in person at the polling station on production of your original passport.
  • However, e- postal ballots shall soon be provided to NRI Voters.

About ECI

eci-logo.png.2e8f591ce7b8147f8f3148bcd50The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act. 

What's New in this website

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The Election Commission of India announced the launch of its newly designed website. The completely revamped website features a streamlined and simplified design, improved functionality, and enriched content areas which will help all visitors to make well-informed decisions about their election-related needs and goals. ECI has launched the preview of the new site, and on final migration, Hindi version will be made live. View Rajbhasha Page.

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