Voter ID in the state of Karnataka
Participation of the citizens in the Government is the most crucial aspect of any democracy. One of the biggest democracies in the world is known to be India, and it is the home of the most significant number of voting candidates in contradiction of other countries. In a democratic country, casting a vote for your desired contestant is not just a right of citizens but also a significant duty. But conducting elections is the most challenging task in a densely populated nation like India. At the time of elections, incidents of vote rigging and other malpractices are not rare. Just to simplify things for the masses, Voter ID cards were introduced by the Indian Government. The Election Commission issues these cards that serve as identification proofs of voters. The main reason behind the introduction of these voter cards is the prevention of fraudulent activities and improvement in accuracy during elections.
In the state of Karnataka, people can quickly apply for any inclusion in the electoral roll or alteration as well as deletion of details through online processes. The number of assembly constituencies in Karnataka is more than 225, and the number of parliamentary constituencies is 28. The elections are administered in Karnataka according to the Indian constitution. Citizens are allowed to request online to receive Voter cards in Karnataka. After that, they can submit their vote.
How to apply online to get a Voter ID card in Karnataka?
Any candidate can easily apply online in Karnataka for a Voter card from the official site that Karnataka’s Head Electoral Officer has provided for the convenience of the people.
Follow these steps for applying online to get a Voter ID in the state of Karnataka:
- At first, open the CEO Karnataka’s official website. For new users, on their homepage, they will ask you to register. They will ask you to enter your name along with your email id. After that, they will send the details of login to you through SMS.
- When you log in, select the option “Submit application” to get a new ID. They will request you to enter the details accurately in Form 6 for the inclusion of those in the electoral roll. These details in Form 6 that you need to fill are the birthplace, the name of your spouse, name of your parents, your current residential address, age and other details. All the documents required for the purpose and your photograph need to be submitted as well.
- After the completion of this, you can hit the “Submit” button, and they will give you one reference number. With the help of this number, inquiries can be made by you about your application for a new Voter ID. After the revival of your request, the BLOs or Booth Level Officers will go to your house, view the specifics, and after the acceptance of the application, they are going to send the Voter ID to your home.
How to apply offline to get a Voter ID card in Karnataka
- For applying of a Brand New Voter ID (or) to file of Application of Voter ID and you are not familiar For applying of a Brand New Voter ID with the online process then follow the below steps given:
- Initially visit the nearest Karnataka State Election Office and get Form 06, then you have to enter the required details of Your Name, Parents Name, Spouse Name, Birth Place, Residential Address along with other family members details who are already a member in the Electoral Roll.
- If you want to Include your name (or) want to make some modifications then you must submit the various forms.
The following are the form numbers and their usage:
- Form 06 – After the draft publication of an electoral roll this Form 06 is uses for making the application for addition of your name in an electoral roll.
- Form 07 – Form 07 is an Objection Application Form to include your name in an electoral roll.
- Form 08 – Form 08 is uses for Correction of the Application Form Details in an electoral roll.
- Form 08 (A) – Form 08 (A) is uses for process of an entry in an electoral roll.
Also, you should submit other required documents of Age Proof, Address Proof and your Photo along with form 06. After your application is submitted to Karnataka State Election Office it will be reviewed and the the BLOs or Booth Level Officers will go to your house, view the specifics, and after the acceptance of the application, they are going to send the Voter ID to your home.
Election Commission of Karnataka
Karnataka’s Election Commission was formed in 1993, in May, succeeding the 74th Constitutional amendment of India. The Election Commission of the state of Karnataka conducts elections independently for taluka panchayats, local bodies, gram panchayats, etc. It also performs elections for municipal corporations, municipal councils, town panchayats, etc. It is in charge of monitoring the enforcement of laws when elections are conducted in the state. ( CEO Karanataka)
Voter ID card in Karnataka
This year also the elections in Karnataka will be conducted by the Election Commission. The Chief Electoral Officer is the head person. Before the elections, the upgraded voter lists will be published. Candidates can check the voter list and download their Voter ID card for casting a vote. The Electoral Roll’s complete PDF file can be downloaded by anybody. It provides a convenient option to individuals.
Steps for downloading Voter ID card online in Karnataka
http://ceokarnataka.kar.nic.in/SearchHome_New.aspx is the link where you can locate your name after entering your EPIC Number etc. Then the Voter ID card can be downloaded, and you can also get a printout. If your phone number is registered, the status of your application can easily be monitored by you. If you fail to find your name, the path of online enrollment is open and the Voter ID card can be downloaded later.
Rules and Acts which Karnataka state election commission need to follow
|Rural local bodies||Urban local bodies|
|The Karnataka Panchayat Raj (Conduct of Election) Rules, 1993||The Karnataka Municipalities Act, 1964|
|The Karnataka Local Authorities (Prohibition of Defection) Act, 1987||The Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976|
|The Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act, 1993||The Karnataka Municipalities (Election of Councillors) Rules, 1977|
|–||The Karnataka Municipal Corporation (Election)Rules, 1979|
Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Website: http://ceokarnataka.kar.nic.in
Karnataka Electoral Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ceokarnataka
Karnataka Electoral Twitter: https://twitter.com/ceo_karnataka
Karnataka Electoral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ceokarnataka
Chief Electoral Officer – Karnataka
Maharani’s College Circle,
Sheshadri Road, Bangalore-560 001.
Karnataka Electoral Fax: 080-22234039 Phone : 1950
Karnataka Electoral Toll Free Number: 1950
Following are the Contact Details of the Eletoral Officers:
|Chief Electoral Officer||Sri Sanjiv Kumar||Phone No : 080-22242042
Fax No: 080-22234039
|Additional Chief Electoral Officer (EM)||Dr. K.G. Jagadeesha||Phone No : firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Additional Chief Electoral Officer||Sri. Ujjwal Kumar Ghosh||Phone No : email@example.com|
|Joint Chief Electoral Officer (Technical) – I||Sri Ramesh K N||Phone No : 080-22234198
Fax No: 080-22231041
|Joint Chief Electoral Officer – II||Sri. Surya Sen A.V||Phone No: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Chief Electoral Officer (Training & Eln. Exp.)||Sri V. Raghavendra||Phone No : email@example.com|
|Deputy Chief Electoral Officer – II||Dr. Nagendra F. Honnalli||Phone No : firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Chief Electoral Officer – III||Sri Jnanesh||Phone No : email@example.com|
|Asst. Chief Electoral Officer & Ex-Officio under Secy.||Sri Ramakrishna||Phone No : firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Consultant||Sri P.T. Kulkarni||Phone No : email@example.com|
|Technical Consultant||Sri N.Raju||Phone No : firstname.lastname@example.org|
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