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Registration as NRIs Voters

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1. It is informed that under Section 20A of the Representation of People Act, 1950 and rules made there under 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 employment, education or otherwise outside India,

is entitled to have his/her name registered in the electoral roll as “Overseas electors” in the constituency in one’s place of residence in India as mentioned in one’s passport is located.

2. The application for this purpose can be filed in the prescribed form in person before the concerned Electoral Registration Officer or sent by post or can be filed online on the website of Chief Electoral Officer of the concerned state or website of Election Commission of India (www.eci.gov.in) . After getting enrolled in the electoral roll, such person can cast one’s vote in India during Assembly or Parliamentary election at the respective polling station after showing his/her valid Indian passport.

3. The Embassy of India in Stockholm requests all the NRIs in Sweden and Latvia to get their names registered on the electoral rolls as NRI voters to enable them to become the part of the election process.

(i) Election Commission of India website has all the information regarding overseas electors http://ecisveep.nic.in/voters/overseas-voters/ & www.nvsp.in

(ii) Publish Brochures for Electoral Voters and Service Voters on the websites https://mea.gov.in/Images/pdf/nri-brochure-english-at-18012019.pdf and https://mea.gov.in/Images/pdf/service-voter-brochure.pdf