Starting September 1, the Election Commission’s new mega Electors Verification Programme (EVP) were launched and that seeks to update electoral rolls through crowdsourcing across the country.
Under the program, a voter from each family can register online at NVSP portal (nvsp.in) and createt a username and password, allowing a person to upload all documents related to electoral registration and tag similar details about his or her family members.
In Delhi, the EVP was launched from 14,000 different places. The program is scheduled to take place in campaign mode from September 1 to October 15.
Purpose of EVP
The purpose is to improve the health of electoral rolls and augment enrollment of all eligible citizens during special summary revision of the electoral rolls.
The one-time authentication of details and sharing contact detail would help electors to get an update on online application status, the status of EPIC, Election Day announcement, voter slip on their registered email and mobile number. Regular notification on modifications on Serial No. and details of Polling Station, Change in BLO/ ERO, all information related to Polling Station will also be shared with the Electors.
First, a summary revision draft will be published, with the cut-off date being January 1, 2020, and the final roll will be published by the first or second week of January.
Voters can avail the following facilities:
Verification and corrections of the existing details
- Authentication of entry by furnishing scanned/DigiLocker copy of one of the following documents:(i) Indian Passport (ii) Driving License (iii) Aadhaar Card (iv) Ration Card (v) identity card for Government/Semi-Government Officials (vi) Bank Passbooks (vii) Farmer’s Identity Card (viii) PAN Card (ix) Smart Card issued by RGI (x) Latest bill for water/electricity/telephone/gas connection.
- Furnishing details of family members and verifying their entries too.
- Updating details of family members already enrolled as voters but permanently shifted or expired
- Furnishing details of eligible un-enrolled family members (born on or before 01.01.2001) and prospective electors born between (02.01.2002 till 01.01.2003) who are residing with the elector.
- Furnishing GIS Coordinates of House (through Mobile App) to avail better electoral Services
- Feedback regarding existing Polling Stations and suggestions on alternate PS, if any
One can also fill form 6 and 7 to delete and add names. Alerts will be sent to those turning 18 to fill up their forms.
You can visit Common Service Centres or any nearby voter facilitation centre to avail the facilities. Almost seven to eight common service centres are there in each assembly constituency. More information on the same can be obtained from the NVSP website.
Fees for the application
Each CSC will charge a nominal fee, like Re 1 for uploading a document or Rs 2 for photo upload and Rs 1 for submitting Form 6. The fee will be displayed at each CSC.