High Commission of India, Dhaka
March 23, 2011
March 24, 2011 - Registration of Overseas voters (Indian nationals) for elections in India
REGISTRATION OF OVERSEAS VOTERS FOR ELECTIONS IN INDIA
Kind attention: Indian nationals from state’s of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam, Tripura, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry
Subject: NOTIFICATION UNDER RULE 8A OF THE REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS RULES, 1960: REGISTRATION OF OVERSEAS ELECTORS - REG.
Under Section-20A of the Registration of the People Act, 1950, inserted vide Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010, which has come into effect w.e.f. 10th February, 2011, every overseas elector, i.e. Indian citizen who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to employment, education or otherwise, and has not acquired citizenship of any other country and who is not included in the electoral roll, is entitled to have his/her name registered in the electoral roll of the constituency in which his/her place of residence in India as mentioned in his/her passport is located.
2. In terms of rule 8A of the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960, every overseas elector whose place of residence in India is located in the State/Union Territory (where the elections are to be held shortly) of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Pondicherry who has completed 18 years of age as on 01-01-2011, and is desirous of registering his/her name in the electoral roll, is invited hereby to submit claim application in Form-6A for registration in the electoral roll of the constituency in which his/her place of residence as shown in the passport is located. The claim application in Form-6A may be either submitted in person directly to the registration officer of the constituency concerned or sent to such registration officer by post along with the documents mentioned in Form-6A and the guidelines. When the claim application is sent by post, it should be accompanied by photocopies of the relevant pages of the passport duly attested by the consular official of the High Commission of India in Dhaka. A copy of the Form-6A is enclosed for reference.
3. Further details are available on following websites:
a) Tamil Nadu: http://elections.tn.nic.in
b) West Bengal: http://www.ceowestbengal.nic.in
c) Pondicherry: http://www.ceopondicherry.nic.in
d) Assam: http://www.ceoassam.nic.in
e) Kerala: http://www.ceo.kerala.gov.in
f) Tripura: http://www.ceotripura.nic.in
g) Punjab: http://www.ceopunjab.gov.in
h) Uttar Pradesh: http://www.ceouttarpradesh.gov.in
i) Andhra Pradesh: http://www.ceoandhra.gov.in
4. All eligible Indian citizens are requested to register themselves immediately.
March 24, 2011