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How to vote, check name in voter list for Lok Sabha elections 2019 Phase 6

For the first time voters, here's a guide on how to vote, check name in voter list in Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and polling and result dates

BS Web Team 

Women voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the first phase of the general elections, at Umpher in Ri-Bhoi district
Women voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting vote

India is in the midst of the seven-phase Voting for phase six of the General elections is underway today in 59 constituencies across seven states. States which are going to vote in Phase 6 Lok Sabha Elections are Bihar (8 seats), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (8), Uttar Pradesh (14), West Bengal (8), Haryana (10), and Delhi (7). For the first time voters, here's a guide on in Lok Sabha Elections 2019
You can vote only if your name appears in the Voter List.
How to check your name on voter list?
— Logging on to
— Calling the Voter Helpline 1950 (please add your STD code before dialling)
SMS <ECI> _ <EPIC No> to 1950 (EPIC stands for Electors Photo Identity Card also commonly known as Voter ID card). Example – If your EPIC is 12345678 then sms 12345678 to 1950
— Download Voter Helpline App
How to find your polling booth
— Voters can go to or use Voter Helpline App to find their polling booth
— Voters can call the Voter Helpline, the number is 1950
— For Polling station location SMS <ECIPS> space <EPIC No> to 1950

What is the voting process at polling booth?

— The polling official will check your name on the voter list and check your ID proof.

— The official will ink your index finger, give you a slip and take your signature on a register (Form 17A).

— You will have to deposit the slip with 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.

First-time voters must keep in mind that phone, camera or any other gadget is not allowed inside a polling booth.
What can serve as identity proof?
— EPIC (Voter ID card)
— Passport
— Driving License
— Service Identity Cards with photograph for government employees
— Passbooks
— PAN Card
— MNREGA Job Card
— Health Insurance Smart Card (issued by government)
— Pension document
— Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
— Aadhaar Card
Lok Sabha elections began on April 11 and will conclude on May 19.
Phase 1 – April 11
Phase 2 – April 18
Phase 3 – April 23
Phase 4 – April 29
Phase 5 – May 6
Phase 6 – May 12
Phase 7 – May 19
Lok Sabha Election results will be announced on May 23.

First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 07:43 IST