Electors Verification Programme launched by Election Commission
Electors Verification Programme: The Electors Verification Programme aims to improve the health of electoral rolls and provide better electoral services to the citizens.
Electors Verification Programme: The Election Commission launched the Electors Verification Programme (EVP) across the nation on September 1, 2019. The Electors Verification Programme is a one-stop solution to verify and authenticate voter details and ensure an error-free electoral roll.
The program was launched at all levels starting from the state/UT Headquarters by 32 CEOs, district level by about 700 DEOs and at around 1 million polling stations by BLOs/EROs and will continue from September 1, 2019 to October 15, 2019.
Electors Verification Programme Objective
The main aim of the Electors Verification Programme is to improve the health of electoral rolls and provide better electoral services to the citizens. The programme also aims to increase the level of communication between the voters and the commission.
How will this work?
Under the EVP programme, voters can verify or authenticate their details by logging on to NVSP portal (nvsp.in) or Voter Helpline App or Common Service Centres or by visiting any nearby voter facilitation centre. The EVP programme can be availed both online and offline.
A username and password will be provided to a voter from each family, allowing the person to upload all documents related to electoral registration and tag similar details about his or her family members. The entered details will be verified by block-level officers, by 36 CEOs at the state headquarters level, by 740 district electoral officers at the district level and by BLOs and electoral registration officers in around one million polling stations.
Following are the facilities that a voter can avail under the EVP programme:
• Verify and correct existing details
• Authenticate entry by furnishing scanned/DigiLocker copy of one of the following documents:
(i) Indian Passport
(ii) Driving License
(iii) Aadhaar Card
(iv) Ration Card
(v) Identity card for government/semi-government officials (vi) Bank Passbooks
(vii) Farmer's Identity Card
(viii) PAN Card
(ix) Smart Card issued by RGI
(x) Latest bill for water/electricity/telephone/gas connection.
• Furnish details of family members and verify their entries
• Update details of family members already enrolled as voters but permanently shifted or expired
• Furnish details of eligible un-enrolled family members (born on or before 01.01.2001) and prospective electors born between (02.01.2002 till 01.01.2003) who are residing with the elector.
• Furnish GIS Coordinates of House (through Mobile App) to avail better electoral Services
• Give feedback regarding existing polling stations and give suggestions on any alternate polling station.
Electors Verification Programme Significance
The one-time verification and authentication of details and sharing of contact detail would help electors to get an update on online application status, the status of EPIC, Election Day announcement, voter slip on their registered email and mobile number.
Besides, regular notification on modifications on serial no. and details of the polling station, change in BLO/ ERO and all other information related to polling station will also be shared with the electors.
The Election Commission began this programme by verifying and authenticating their details along with their families.