Bihar is the first state where a major election is being held amid the coronavirus pandemic. If you are a Bihar voter, then you must cast your vote in the election. You have the right to vote. The constitution of this country has given every citizen of this country the right to vote without any discrimination.
You must have a voter ID card to cast a vote in the name of the voter list. But, what if you do not have a voter ID?
Here’s how you can apply for your Voter ID card online:
- Visit the National Voter Service Portal nvsp.in, the official website of the Election Commission of India and click on the new registration.
- Fill in your email id, phone number, and password here. Then your login will be created.
- Enter the required detail such as name, date of birth, address, and upload required documents like address and date of birth proof.
- Click on Submit.
You will receive a link with the voter ID card on your email ID. Through this link, voters can track the identity card and get voter ID cards within a month of applying. If the voter ID card is not received, the applicant can view the official website and track the status of the nearest election office or the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).
The Bihar election will occur in three phases over 11 days. Voting for the first phase will take place on October 28 and will cover 71 assembly constituencies, while the second-phase voting will happen on November 3 and will cover 94 seats. The third phase of voting will be on November 7 and will cover 78 assembly seats.
On one side is the ruling combine of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which includes Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (115 seats), the Bharatiya Janata Party (110 seats), new entrant to the alliance Vikassheel Insaan Party (11 seats) and Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (7 seats).
Lok Janshakti Party, formed by late Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan was also a part of the NDA but recently announced it will be going solo, citing differences with the JDU. Current LJP leader Chirag Paswan has said that the LJP will form a government with the BJP in the state.