How to Vote #India in General Elections 2019? Google Doodle Shares Voting Tips Ahead of Phase 6 Lok Sabha Polls, Here’s All FAQs Answered
Google dedicated a doodle to Indian General Elections or Lok Sabha Elections 2019 (Photo Credits: Google)

New Delhi, May 12: The polling for Phase 6 of Lok Sabha Elections are going to begin in some hours and Google has yet again shared an informative doodle on its landing page on Sunday. Through its doodle, Google has tried to enlighten the electorates about the poll procedure for 59 Lok Sabha seats where 979 candidates are testing their fate in seven states.

According to the ECI, over 10 crore voters would decide the fate of candidate in over 1 lakh 13 thousand polling stations. The polling will take place in Bihar (8), Haryana (10), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (8), Uttar Pradesh (14), West Bengal (8) and Delhi (7). Along with the 59 seats, polling will also take place in 168 stations in West Tripura Lok Sabha seat. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6 Voting: Which Constituencies Are Going to Polls Tomorrow? 

In Phase 6, the key candidate contesting the polls include Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh, Menaka Gandhi, Dr Harsh Vardhan and others. Also, other prominent leaders include Deepak Adhikari (Dev), Sheila Dikshit, Bhupinder Singh Hudda, Gautam Gambhir, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijay Singh, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Amiya Patra, and others.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | How To Vote #India on EVM And Verify on VVPAT

Here are some of the key FAQs answered related to polls.

Name in Voter List/Electoral Roll

You can only vote if your name appears in the Voter List (also known as the electoral roll). Verify your name on the list by either:

• Logging on to electoralsearch.in

• Calling the Voter Helpline 1950 (please add your STD code before dialling)

• SMS space to 1950 (EPIC stands for Electors Photo Identity Card also commonly known as a Voter ID card). Example - If your EPIC is 12345678 then SMS ECI 12345678 to 1950

Download Voter Helpline App

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How to use EVM (VVPAT)

• EVM stands for Electronic Voting Machine and VVPAT stands for Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT). Click to see video for how to vote using EVM VVPAT

• EVM-VVPAT: see this video for more details

Voting Process at Polling Booth

• First polling official will check your name on the voter list and check your ID proof

• Second polling official will ink your finger, give you a slip and take your signature on a register (Form 17A)

• You will have to deposit the slip at the third polling official and show your inked finger and then proceed to the polling booth

• Record your vote by pressing the ballot button opposite the symbol of the candidate of your choice on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM); You will hear a beep sound

• Check the slip that appears in the transparent window of the VVPAT machine. The slip with the Candidate serial No., Name and Symbol shall be visible for 7 seconds before it drops in the sealed VVPAT box

• You can press NOTA, None of the Above, if you don't like any candidate; it's the last button on the EVM

• For more information, please see the Voter Guide on http://ecisveep.nic.in/

• Mobile phones, cameras or any other gadget is not allowed inside a polling booth.

Candidate Names

Voters can visit Candidate Affidavit Portal (click here) or download the Voter Helpline App (click here) to see the list of candidates. Please note this data is updated as affidavits are filed by candidates.

Find Polling booth (Where to Vote)

• Voters can go to electoralsearch.in or use Voter Helpline App to find their polling booth

• Voters can call the Voter Helpline, the number is 1950 (please add your STD code before dialling)

• For Polling station location SMS space to 1950

Identity Card

Voters can carry any of the below mentioned recognized ID cards for polling, Photo Voter Slip shall not be accepted as a stand-alone identification document for voting.

• EPIC (Voter ID card)

• Passport

• Driving License

• Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies

• Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office

• PAN Card

• Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR

• MNREGA Job Card (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee)

• Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour

• Pension document with a photograph

• Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs

• Aadhaar Card

When is the Election (Election dates)?

Lok Sabha elections are scheduled from 11 Apr – 23 May, 2019. Please visit electoralsearch.in to check your exact date.

• Phase 1 - 11th Apr (Concluded)

• Phase 2 - 18th April (Concluded)

• Phase 3 - 23rd April (Concluded)

• Phase 4 - 29th April (Concluded)

• Phase 5 - 6th May (Concluded)

• Phase 6 - 12th May

• Phase 7 - 19th May

According to the Election Commission website, the counting of votes will begin on May 23. Along with the Lok Sabha elections, the polling for Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim Vidhan Sabha elections were concluded parallel with Lok Sabha polls. Please check eci.gov.in for more information.