1. Who is Eligible to Vote?
An Indian citizen who is 18 years and above as of 1 January of the polling year, is eligible to exercise their franchise. Similarly, Indian citizens residing abroad are also eligible to take part in the voting process.
According to the EC guidelines, only a citizen who is of “unsound mind as declared by a competent court” or is disqualified for “corrupt practices related to elections,” is debarred from voting in India.
However, in order to vote, it is essential for all the voters to have their names registered in the voter list (also known as the electoral roll) of their respective constituency.