New Delhi: The much-anticipated Maharashtra Assembly Elections is being held Monday, in a single phase across the state, with results scheduled to be declared on Thursday. A total of 8.9 crore voters are set to cast their votes in 96,661 polling booths across the state. The ruling BJP-Shiv Sena coalition, under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, is confident of a massive win while the opposition Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance will hope to form the government once again, five years after they were voted out of power.

Earlier this month, the Maharashtra government had announced a public holiday on October 21.

Here’s how you can check if your name is on the voter list or not.

Step 1: Visit ceo.maharashtra.gov.in, which is the official website of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the state

Step 2: On the top bar, click on the link ‘Find Name in Voter List’ or use this link to directly access the page

Step 3: Names can be searched in two ways: Name Wise and ID card wise

Step 4: If you want to use the ‘Name Wise’ option, click on it

Step 5: Then two options will appear-District and Assembly

Step 6: Click on one of the two links and fill in the following details:

  • District/Assembly name
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Middle name
  • Mathematical question (different for everyone)

Step 7: Click on ‘Search’; if your name is not on the list, you will be asked to fill ‘Form 6’

Step 8: If you want to use the ‘ID Wise’ option, click on it; three options will appear:

  • Select district
  • Enter ID card number
  • Answer the Maths question (different for everyone)

Step 9: Click on ‘Search’; if your name is not on the list, you will be asked to fill ‘Form 6’

In the Assembly Elections five years ago, the BJP was the single-largest party with 122 seats, while the Shiv Sena was second with 63; they joined hands to form the government. Congress and NCP, members of the ruling coalition, won 42 and 41 seats respectively.