The Government of Andhra Pradesh has initiated yet another massive campaign, this time to give those ‘eligible voters’ to include their names in the electoral rolls. During this campaign, residents of Andhra Pradesh state who do not have a voter ID card but are eligible (see conditions below), can apply for a voter ID card and those voters who needs to correct or update the information in their cards can do so by filling the applicable form.
Eligibility and schedule
Any resident of Andhra Pradesh who attained an age of 18 years by 1 January 2010 (for future elections, this date will be revised as applicable, for example, for 2014 elections, the cut off date would be 1 January 2014) can apply for a Voter ID card. The campaign begins on 28 May 2010 and ends on 12 June 2010 by which the registrations have to be done.
You need 2 recent passport photographs and a proof of your age (SSC memo, Birth certificate etc)
Which form should you use?
Use form 6 to register your name if you are doing it for the first time.
Use form 8 to make any changes (like change in name, address etc) in your voter ID card (this applies if you already have a voter ID card)
Use form 7 to inform the election commission of any deaths that you know in your region.
How to apply
Before you apply, confirm that your name doesn’t exist in the AP Voter ID list
Application forms can be downloaded from CEO Andhra site.
Xerox copies of the same can also be used.
If you are living in Hyderabad under GHMC, suitable forms can also be had from Municipal office of Deputy Commissioner, Post Offices or any Petrol Bunks in the city region.
If you are living else where, forms can be had from District Sub collector office, Revenue Divisional Officer (who is also called as Electoral Registration officer for this period) or Tahasildar (also called Assistant Electoral Registration officer) office.
Filled in application forms along with photos and Age proof should be submitted to the respective Electoral Registration officer or Assistant electoral registration officer either by post or in person on or before 12 June 2010.
Residents in the Hyderabad region can also drop their application forms in the drop boxes that can be found at various Petrol Bunks, Post Offices and Malls during this period.
Note: From 2014 elections, it is mandatory to have Voter ID cards (EPIC) to vote. Any ID card will not be acceptable like before.