EC lets 17+ Indians to apply for voter registration

EC lets those over 17 years to apply for voter registration

ET Bureau

Synopsis

Those turning 18 after January 1 had to wait for one whole year to register as voters. Now, people can resister as voters on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 on turning 18.

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ECI to advance registration of voter list for youth, to promote healthy electoral roll.

The Election Commission has decided that those over 17 years of age can now apply in advance to register as voters once they turn 18. Till recently, people turning 18 on or before January 1 of a particular year were eligible to enrol themselves in the voters’ list. Those turning 18 after January 1 had to wait for one whole year to register as voters. Now, people can resister as voters on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 on turning 18.

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