Criteria of Voting

1. Citizen of India having attained 18 years of age.
2. His/her name must appear in the Voting List of Assembly/ Parliament elections, as the case may be.
3. He/she must have a Voters Identity Card. In case Voter I-Card is not there, he/she can show a proof of identity acceptable to the returning officer.

Article 326

The elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assembly of every State shall be on the basis of adult suffrage; that is to say, every person who is a citizen of India and who is not less than 18 years of age on such date as may be fixed in that behalf by or under any law made by the appropriate Legislature

What Happens if You Don’t Vote

If you don’t vote, you have not shown preference for anyone standing in the election, or any side in a referendum campaign. Your vote will not be counted for either side or directly effect the result.

You have not accessed the Statutory right given to you by the constitution for the better growth of the country

If the Candidate is Not of Your Preference

We suggest ‘NOTA Voting’ rather than abstaining if you do not agree with any of the options on the ballot paper

Got More Questions?

We’ve curated all the answers we believe you will need to help you exercise your right to vote properly and effectively. If your query isn’t listed, we’ve created a form so you can remain at ease while we help you figure out how to go about voting.