04 February 2011

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Non Resident Indians Get Right to Vote in their home constituencies in India

Non Resident Indians Get Right to Vote in
their home constituencies in India

Government of India has notified the rules regarding this, now on Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can now cast votes in their home constituencies

What are the conditions and rules NRIs Have to fulfill to vote in India ?

NRIs would have to register as voters

The application can either be submitted directly or sent by post.

The NRI voters now can submit the application directly to the electoral
registration officer of the constituency within which the place of residence is mentioned in the passport.

physically present with their passport on the polling day to exercise their franchise

No Provision for Postal Ballot , voting through post

"Every citizen of India staying in a foreign country, who has not acquired citizenship of a foreign country, and has completed 18 years of age as on January 1 of the year, can make an application for being registered in the roll for the constituency pertaining to the locality in which his place of residence in India as mentioned in the passport is located," said the notification prepared in consultation with the Election Commission.

This is good move by Government of India, as Indian citizens go outside country for job or business, they should not be denied the right to vote.

Reality Views by sm –
Friday, February 04, 2011


kiran sawhney February 04, 2011  

What- you think people will specially come to vote?

deeps February 04, 2011  

i m not too sure if thats a good news given the state of affairs in India

Kirtivasan Ganesan February 04, 2011  

I do not think it is a good idea
NRIs have left India and one needs to live in India to understand the country's problems. It is not vote that a party wants but a belief in all that our country stands for.

sm,  February 04, 2011  


sm,  February 04, 2011  

If a person stays out of India for 6 months, then he can get status of NRI.

Bikram February 04, 2011  

BUT WHY.. i dont understand that .. more corruption more ways of taking money.. now nri's can give lots of money to ministers VOTE FUND and get there work done LEGALLY i guesss


SM February 04, 2011  

They are already doing this.

sm,  February 04, 2011  

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney,,

Jon February 04, 2011  

This is going to awefully change the electoral equation!!

DEVIL'S BLOG February 04, 2011  

From my side this is stupid.

sm,  February 04, 2011