Qualification for Registration of Name in Electoral Roll

All persons who are fulfilling the conditions mentioned below are eligible to be registered as electors.

  • The person should be an Indian Citizen ( Section 16 of R.P. Act, 1950 ).
  • The person should not be of unsound mind and stands so by a competent court (Section 16 ibid)
  • He is not disqualified from voting under the provisions of any law relating to corrupt practices and other offences in connection with elections (Section 16 ibid).
  • A person should not have been registered with his name in any other constituency. I.E. No person shall be entitled to be registered in the electoral roll in more than one constituencies (Section 17 ibid).
  • A person should not have been registered with his name at an another address on the same constituency. I.E. No person shall be entitled to be registered in the electoral roll in any constituency more than once. ( Section 18 ibid).
  • A person should be an adult I.E. he should have attained the age of 18 years on qualifying date ( Section 19 ibid ).
  • A person should be ordinarily a resident in the Assembly constituency in which he intends his name to be registered in the electoral roll. (Section 19 ibid).

Two important facts viz. the qualifying date and ordinarily resident are stated here in above qualifications relating to registration of one's name in the electoral roll.