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Elections, Voter ID FAQ

Instead of duplicating similar material here, just wanted to point over to some resources over Internet (and phone):

  1. CIVIL: Links and information on voter registration.
  2. Nice compilation on Voter ID process and online links by Meera K, here.
  3. You may know this by now:
  4. Macro Infotech has an election hotline as well: +91-80-4175-7550
Happy voting.
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27 BangaloreOne centres to distribute voters’ cards

Eligible persons should fill up application forms and submit it to DPL centres

BANGALORE: Twenty-seven BangaloreOne centres have been designated for distribution of Elector’s Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) in Bangalore Urban district.

Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, Chief Electoral Officer M.N. Vidyashankar said voters could collect application forms for identity cards from the Tahsildar’s office, ward office and BangaloreOne centres. However, BangaloreOne centres would not accept the filled Form 001 and they would not provide any assistance in filling the forms, he said.

Eligible persons should fill up the application forms and submit it to designated polling location (DPL) centres between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Identity cards could be collected from BanglaoreOne centres after 24 hours of submission in the DPLs. The cards would be issued to only those voters who are already enrolled and their names in the electoral roll, and those who do not have a card.

The address of designated BangaloreOne centres for distribution of EPIC are:
  1. BDA Shopping Complex, HBR Layout for K.R Puram constituency;
  2. BDA Shopping Complex, Nagarabhavi for Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency;
  3. BDA Ward Office, Nandini Layout for Mahalakshmi Layout constituency;
  4. Near Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College, Quality and Assurance Compound, BWSSB, 18th Cross for Malleshwaram constituency;
  5. City Central Library, East Zone, 1st Main Road, R.T. Nagar for Hebbal constituency;
  6. E1-sub-division, No. 19th Main Road, 3rd stage, Tannery Road for Pulakeshi Nagar constituency;
  7. BDA Shopping Complex, Indira Nagar for Sarvagna Nagar constituency;
  8. sub-division of BESCOM (in front of Airport arrival gate) for C.V. Raman Nagar constituency;
  9. M.S. Building, 5th stage (Near Vidhana Soudha) for Shivajinagar constituency;
  10. Divya Shree Chambers, Shantinagar for Shantinagar constituency;
  11. BBMP Ward, behind Srirampuram police station, Bashyam Nagar for Gandhinagar constituency;
  12. BBMP Complex, 2nd Block, Rajajinagar for Rajajinagar constituency;
  13. BDA shopping Complex, Vijayanagar for Vijayanagar constituency;
  14. BSNL Office, A.M. Road. Kalasipalya for Chamarajpet constituency;
  15. R.V. Teachers School Premises, Jayanagar for Chickpet constituency;
  16. BDA Shopping Complex, 2nd stage, Banashankari for Basavanagudi constituency;
  17. BDA Park, Anjaneyanagar, HBCS Layout, Banashankari 3rd stage, for Padmanabhangar constituency;
  18. Bank Officer Colony, BTM 2nd stage, Aicobanagar for B.T. M. Layout constituency;
  19. BBMP Complex, 9th cross, 9th Main, 2nd Block, Jayangar for Jayanagar constituency;
  20. S6-Sub-divison, 14th Cross, 1st phase, J. P. Nagar for Bommanahalli constituency;
  21. Yeshwanthpur BBMP Complex, Triveni Road for Yelahanka constituency;
  22. BDA Shopping Complex, R. T. Nagar for Byataranapura constituency;
  23. Near Kengeri Railway Station, Kengeri for Yeshwanthpur constituency;
  24. Yeshwanthpur BBMP Complex, Triveni Road for Dasarahalli constituency;
  25. BDA kiosk, BDA Shopping Complex, Indira Nagara for Mahadevapura constituency;
  26. in between 19th and 20th Cross, Kumaraswamy Layout for Bangalore South constituency;
  27. Anekal Taluk officer for Anekal constituency.

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Vote even without Voter ID Card (EPIC) !

I saw this announcement in Bangalore newspapers yesterday that said this:

You can vote even without an EPIC (Photo ID Card)!

Following documents are deemed as alternatives to the Voter ID Card (EPIC)

  1. Passports,
  2. Driving Licences,
  3. Income Tax Identity ( PAN ) Cards,
  4. Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to its employees by State/Central Government, Public Sector Undertakings or Public Limited Companies,
  5. Passbooks with photograph issued by Public Sector Banks/Post Office and Kisan Passbooks (Accounts opened on or before 31-3-2008),
  6. Student Identity Cards with photograph issued by Recognised Educational Institutions on or before 1-10-2007,
  7. Property Documents with photographs such as pattas, Registered Deeds, etc.,
  8. Ration Cards with photograph,
  9. SC/ST/OBC Certificates with photograph issued by competent authority on or before 31-3-2008,
  10. Pension Documents with photographs such as ex-servicemen’s Pension Book/Pension Payment Order, ex-servicemen’s Widow/Dependent Certificates, Old Age Pension Order, Widow Pension Order,
  11. Freedom Fighter Identity Cards,
  12. Arms Licenses with photograph issued on or before 31-3-2008,
  13. Certificate of Physical Handicap with photograph issued by Competent Authority, on or before 31-3-2008.
  14. Ex-servicemen C S D canteen card with photograph,
  15. Sandhya Suraksha Scheme card with photograph issued upto 31-3-2008,
  16. Job Cards, with photograph issued under NREG Scheme issued upto 31-3-2008,
  17. Yashaswini Card with photograph issued upto 31-3-2008.
  18. The service identity cards with photograph issued by local bodies e.g. Municipal Corporation, CMC, TMC
  19. Senoir Citizen cards bearing photograph pf the holder of the card, issued by the Government Department
So I am going in with my passport!
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What about spelling errors ?

Although I could not get an EPIC, but managed to find my name on the voter list (from and

But my name is spelt wrongly - AmithKumar Sharma instead of Amit Kumar Sharma

Not sure if anybody here would know, but can I still carry my PAN card (which ofcourse has the right spelling of my name) for voting. Someone mentioned to me that the reason I can give for the wrong spelling is that the form was filled in Kannada and the person who entered the data entered it like that (souds reasonable to me). What say ? 


bangalor-guy aka amit sharma !

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Only FAQ or useful info please

Please keep this thread only for FAQ type items (on record from EC) or useful resources related to voting. Consider other threads for discussing problems and controversies around Electoral rolls.



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Details of all candidates (affidavits)

Affidavits - main page - The lists are by consituency

Further shortcuts:

Here is a sample:

Candidate list for my consituency: # 174, Mahadevapura:

S.No Name Sex Party Affiliation
1 ARAVIND LIMBAVALI M Bharatiya Janata Party
2 MUNIYAPPA R M Bahujan Samaj Party
3 MUNIRAJ R M Janata Dal (Secular)
4 SHIVANNA B M Indian National Congress
5 KRISHNA S M M Bharatiya Praja Paksha
6 C GOPALKRISHNA M Samajwadi Party
7 MUNIYAPPA H M Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha
8 KRISHNAPPA B M Independent
9 GURUMURTHY M Independent
10 GOVARDHAN N M Independent
11 CHANDRA V F Independent
12 PUTTAPPA M Independent
14 SHANKAR M M Independent

Happy Voting, off to the booths now :)

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Phone hotlines for voting related queries

Some phone numbers to help you on the D-day

  • Call 22219999 for any questions on voting, polling booths etc
  • Find out your polling station: (have your name, constituency, pin code handy)
    • Dial 1552121 if you are in BBMP area
    • Dial 1552122 if you are in Bangalore Urban area
  • Another umber 42017420 - for general questions in Bangalore urban areas.
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Can I apply for voter id card now ? Smile
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ssheragu One of my colleagues has paseed on some information enshrined in our CONSTITUTION regarding not voting. It is reproduced below. This can be used for a better India. Section 49-O of the Constitution Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969 act, in section "49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he doesn't want to vote anyone! Yes such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called "49-O". Why should you go and say "I VOTE NOBODY"... because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them. This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way, of our whole political system... it is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public.... Please spread this news to as many as you know...Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India... showing your power, expressing your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting... so don't miss your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O) and pass this info on... "Please forward this mail to as many as possible, so that we, the people of India, can really use this power to save our nation". Use your vote right for a better INDIA. Regards, Amit Kalhapure, Scientist/Engineer 'B', AP&T Group, Aeronautical Development Agency, PB No. 1718, Vimanapura post, Bangalore 17, PH : 080-25087077 thanks Srinath Heragu comment guidelines

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