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25/01/2019 11:01 AM IST | Updated 14/08/2019 2:28 PM IST

Election Dates Announced: How To Check If Your Name Is On The Voter List

To vote, you must be in the electoral roll of the Election Commission.

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The 2019 Lok Sabha election dates have finally been announced and the best way to make sure you have a say in who will govern the country next is simply by voting.  

The seven-phase elections begin on 11 April and end on 19 May.

To vote, you must be in the electoral roll of the Election Commission of India (EC). According to reports, the commission will publish the voting list on 31 January. 

The Election Commission, according to The Hindu, has directed officials to identify logical errors and demographically similar entries in the rolls

Here’s how to check if your name is on the voter list:

- Go to the website of the National Voters’ Services Portal (NVSP).

- Go to its ‘electoral search’ page.

- You can either search by details or Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) number.

- In the ‘search by details’ option, fill in the required fields and click on ‘search’.

- In the search by EPIC number, fill in the number and your state and click on ‘search’. The number is printed on your voter id.  

If your name is not in the electoral roll, here is how you can register to vote