Relation ID mandatory for adding name in voters list

K Shaji

Haripad: Now, those who need to add their name in voters list must submit the voter ID number of a family member or a permanent resident near his or her house. The voter ID number of a family member or neighbour who is a permanent resident is known as relation ID. At the same time, there is no need to submit the copy of voter ID for enrolling name in the voters list. The number of voter ID is required for completing enrollment.

The voters list will be published on January 20 considering the applications received till December 31.

The voters have to submit the relation ID while enrolling their names in voters list through National Voters Service Portal (NVSP). The application will be accepted even after the voter did not add the relation ID in the online form.

But relation ID is mandatory for forwarding the application from taluk office to booth level officers for scrutiny. The relation ID eases the job of the officials to identify the voter’s booth.

Hence, those who submitted the online application without relation ID are requested to visit the election section in the taluk office and produce the relation ID. Either the applicant or any others can visit the taluk office for submitting the relation ID.

The election section officials reported that though SMS is being sent to alert the applicants regarding the election ID, majority of them did not respond.

Earlier, applications for enrolling name in voters list was received via the CEO Kerala portal. But the registration process migrated to a national website NVSP from this year.

Meanwhile, the applicants were unable to complete the registration through NVSP due to some technical glitches. The officials reported that the technical issues in the site have been fixed.

Application through the website of CEO Kerala was accepted only after submitting the election ID.

Hence, the officials on election duty found it easier to identify the booth of the voter. But as the enrollment migrated to the national website, applications are submitted without election ID. So the officials are unable to identify the booths of the voters.

People born after January 1, 2003, are allowed to enrol names in voters list via NVSP portal. The applications will be accepted 10 days before the commencement of filing nomination.

A supplementary voters list will be published before the polls.

The officials informed that those who enrolled name in the voters list of LSG polls would not be automatically added to the voters list of assembly and Lok Sabha polls. At the same time, those who exercised their adult franchise in the last Lok Sabha polls are not required to enrol their names in the voters list.

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