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Registration of Overseas Electors
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Under Section 20A of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, inserted vide Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010, every Citizen of India are entitled to have his/her name registered as an Overseas Elector (after fulfilling certain criteria) in the electoral roll of her/his constituency in India. The prescribed application Form-6A for registration in the electoral roll, along with guidelines for the applicants, is available on the website of the Election Commission of India http://eci.nic.in
Persons eligible for registration as Overseas Elector:
Every citizen of India–
(a)   whose name is not included in the electoral roll;
(b)   who has not acquired the citizenship of any other country; and
(c)   who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to his/her employment, education or otherwise outside India (whether temporarily or not)
shall be entitled to have his/her name registered in the electoral roll in the constituency in which his/her place of residence in India as mentioned in his/her passport is located.
Every person registered under this Section shall, if otherwise eligible to exercise his/her franchise, be allowed to vote at an election in the constituency.
Procedure for Registration:
·         Application for registration as Overseas Electors has to be made to the concerned Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) in Form 6A.
·         The application can be made either in person to the ERO or sent to him by post.
·         If the application is made in person, the applicant will bring his/her passport and other relevant documents and present it to the ERO.
·         If the application is made by post, it has to be accompanied by copies of all the documents mentioned in Form-6A, duly self attested by the applicant concerned.

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