If you are a woman or a person with disability and are yet to register yourself in the electoral rolls for the Karnataka Assembly polls, mark April 8 (Sunday) on your calendars.
The Karnataka Election Commission has announced a special drive — Minchina Nondani (quick registration) — for women and persons with disabilities to register for the elections in all polling stations of the state.
“The special one-day camp will be organized from 10 am to 5 pm this Sunday,” Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar told the media.
The documents required for applying for the voter cards are — one proof of age, one document for address proof and a colour passport size photo (3.5 x 3.5cm).
To know your polling station you can send an SMS “KAEPIC XX” to 9731979899 where XX is the voter ID number.
The Election Commission has urged all voters in the state — and not just new registrations — to verify their polling booth and confirm if their names appear correctly on the draft electoral rolls.
The last date of registering for the elections otherwise is on April 14.
In the run-up to the elections, many have pointed out that the polling booth mentioned on the State Election Commission web portal and the National Voter Services Portal is often different. This has led to the disappointment of eligible voters often heading to a wrong booth and returning home disappointed.
To check if your name is in the draft electoral rolls is correct, review the draft electoral rolls here or visit the BBMP ward officers, BangaloreOne offices and all BBMP offices.
If there is an error in your name or if any details in the electoral roll are wrong, you can fill an application (Form 8) to correct the mistakes. This can be done online here.
If you can’t find your name in the polling station you last voted in, it can be because your polling station has changed.
In order to find your respective Electoral Registration Officer or Assistant Electoral Registration, from the official website and for booth level officers, check the list here.