According to a statement released on Thursday by the Ministry of Law and Justice, first-time voters can apply to be added to the electoral roll before turning 18 years old.Anyone who turns 17 in April, July, or October of this year may submit a claim to have their name added to the electoral roll, according to a statement issued by the ministry.Up until recently, eligible individuals who turned 18 on or before January 1 of a specific year could register themselves as voters. After January 1st, those who turned 18 had to wait an entire year to register as voters.In “Darbaris, Damad, Dealers,” Amit Shah accuses the previous Haryana government of harbouring regional prejudice.
Now, starting on the date of the draught publication of the electoral roll, any person who will have reached the age of 18 by April 1, July 1, and October 1 of 2023 may also submit an advance application for registration as a voter.It should be highlighted that this choice was made with the intention of giving young people more opportunity to join the voter list and support a strong electoral register.Ex-Andaman Chief Secy Is Ordered By Calcutta HC To Appear Before SIT Regarding Alleged Gangrape Charges.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) had earlier said, “Henceforth, the electoral roll will be updated every quarter and eligible youngsters can be registered in the next quarter of the year in which he or she has attained the qualifying age of 18 years.”
The applicants will receive an electoral photo identity card (EPIC) following the preliminary procedures. The Election Commission of India has also made the registration forms more user friendly and simpler.Meanwhile, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that new voters will define and contribute to the making of India in 2047, when the country completes 100 years of its independence.Addressing new and young voters, he said that Uttar Pradesh is home to about 55 million men and women in the 18-30 age group, which is approximately 37 per cent of the total voters in the state.