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Voting rights to NRIs


Read more on “NRIs can now vote back home” as published by PTI News.

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  • New Delhi, Feb 3 (PTI) Non-resident Indians (NRIs) can now cast votes in their home constituencies as the government has notified rules in this regard, fulfilling the longstanding demand of such people estimated to be 11 million.

The rules make it clear that the NRIs would have to register as voters and be “physically present” with their passport on the polling day to exercise their franchise.

There is no provision for postal balloting.

“Every citizen of India staying in a foreign country, who has not acquired citizenship of a foreign country, and has completed 18 years of age as on January 1 of the year, can make an application for being registered in the roll for the constituency pertaining to the locality in which his place of residence in India as mentioned in the passport is located,” said the notification prepared in consultation with the Election Commission.


  • NRIs can now vote, govt issues notification

NEW DELHI: A longstanding wish of millions of NRIs for voting right in India has come true with the Centre issuing a notification to this effect to enable them to exercise their franchise.

Read more at the “The Economic Times” of November 25, 2010.


ભારતના ઓવરસિઝ ઈન્ડિયન અફેર્સ ખાતાના પ્રધાન વેલ્લાયર રવિએ શનિવારે જાહેરાત કરી હતીકે, કેન્દ્ર સરકારના ગેઝેટમાં બિનનિવાસીય ભારતીયોને મતાધિકારનું જાહેરનામું બહાર પાડવામાં આવ્યું છે. આથી હવે, ઘટતી કાર્યવાહી ચૂંટણીપંચે કરવાની છે.

Read more on “Notification for NRIs’ voting rights out: Minister” as published on October 09, 2010 in the “The Economic Times“.

  • You may also read the article in English titled “Bill to provide voting rights to NRIs”.