New Delhi: Ahead of forthcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, Election Commission (EC) has revamped its helpline service number available 1950. The move will help voters t get authentic information about their registration.
By using the helpline number, voters can now check the details about their personal information and polling station. Besides, they can access information about polling officers right from booth level to the district election officers.
Notably, it is important for citizens to check details as they can’t caste their vote just by having a voter ID card. In addition to having the voter ID card, a voter names must also be enrolled in the electoral roll on the polling day.
Voters can also get the same information by visiting the dedicated portal www.nvsp.in.
How to get information through free SMS service
Voters get information by sending SMS to 1950
To get the desired information, citizens can send information in below mentioned format
(a) ECI <EPIC Number> <0 (for reply in English) or <1 (for reply in the regional language).
(b) ECIPS <EPIC Number>
This will fetch the address of the polling station
(c) ECICONTACT <EPIC Number>
This will fetch the reply providing the sender with contact details of Booth Level Officers, Electoral Registration Officers and District Election Officers.
How to get your name enrolled in electoral roll?
An eligible citizen can enroll his/her name in the electoral roll by submitting Form 6 online through www.nvsp.in
He/she can also submit the form through Mobile APP or hard copy to the respective ERO Offices.
About Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
General elections to form the 17th Lok Sabha would be held between April and May 2019. Lok Sabha MPs, 543 in number, are elected through voting. In the last general elections to Lok Sabha of 2014, BJP-led NDA had defeated the Congress-led UPA to win by a landslide victory.