New Delhi: The fourth phase of the Indian general election, 2019, is on as brisk voting is reported from various constituencies. At this juncture, it is important to know how to vote, especially if you are a first-time voter. The Election Commission has made it easy for you. Follow the steps below.
You can vote only if your name appears in the Voter List (also known as Electoral Roll). Voters can also find information on Polling Booths, Contesting candidates, Election Dates & Timings, Identity cards and EVM.
How to vote
First polling official will check your name on the voter list and check your ID proof
Second polling official will ink your finger, give you a slip and take your signature on a register (Form 17A)
You will have to deposit the slip at the third polling official and show your inked finger and then proceed to the polling booth
Record your vote by pressing the ballot button opposite the symbol of the candidate of your choice on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM); You will hear a beep sound
Check the slip that appears in the transparent window of the VVPAT machine. The slip with the Candidate serial No., Name and Symbol shall be visible for 7 seconds before it drops in the sealed VVPAT box
You can press NOTA, None of the Above, if you don’t like any candidate; it’s the last button on the EVM
For more information, please check the Voter Guide
Mobile phones, cameras or any other gadget is not allowed inside a polling booth.
Parts of India voting today
Voting is taking place for 17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, five in Bihar, and three in Jharkhand in this phase.
Begusarai: Giriraj Singh vs Tanveer Ahmed vs Kanhaiya Kumar
Kendrapara: Baijayant Panda vs Anubhav Mohanty
Kannauj: Dimple Yadav vs Subrat Pathak
Farrukhabad: Salman Khurshid vs Mukesh Rajput vs Manoj Agarwal
Asansol: Babul Supriyo vs Moon Moon Sen
Ujiarpur: Upendra Kushwaha vs Nityanand Rai
Jodhpur: Vaibhav Gehlot (Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son) vs Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Unnao: Sakshi Maharaj vs Annu Tandon vs Pooja Pal
Mumbai South: Milind Deora vs Arvind Sawant
Chhindwara: Nakul Nath (Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s son) vs Nathan Shah Kavreti
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