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No. Mus/CW/423/2/2012 (231)                                                                                                                           

29th October, 2012



The Chairman,

Indian Social Club, Sohar


Dear Sir,


             As you are aware, with the amendment to the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010, w.e.f. 10th February, 2011, every overseas Indian citizen who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to employment, education or otherwise, and has not acquired citizenship of any other country and who is not included in the electoral roll, is entitled to have his name registered in the electoral roll of the constituency in his place of residence in India as mentioned in his passport. After enrolment, an overseas elector will be able to cast his vote in an election in the constituency, in person, at the polling station provided for the part where he is registered as an overseas elector.



2.         The application form for registration (Form-6A) and particulars  and address of the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of the various constituencies in India can be seen on website of Election Commission of India (  A copy of the Form- 6A and the guidelines for filling up the application forms  are attached.


3.         The following are the steps prescribed for registration as overseas elector and voting thereafter :


         The overseas electors have to fill a Form 6A for registering themselves for voting in India. Form-6A is available on the website of the Election Commission of India ( 

          The documents required are the relevant pages of the passport containing name, date of birth, place of birth, father’s name, place of residence in India, passport details and details of the visa.

         All applicants may send their self-attested documents to the concerned Electoral Registration Officers.

         Duly completed Form 6A along with self-attested documents may be sent by post to the concerned Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) of the concerned constituency in which they are to be registered as voters, or deposited with EROs in person.

          The ERO will be the one which corresponds to the Indian address as mentioned in the passport of the overseas electors.

         The details and particulars of EROs are available on the website of the Election Commission of India ( 

         After enrolment, overseas electors will be able to cast their vote in elections in their constituency, if they are physically present in the polling station along with their original passport on the day of the poll.

         The identification of overseas electors at the time of casting their votes at the polling stations shall be done on the basis of their original passports.


4.         It is requested that this  information may please be disseminated to all members of the Indian community to enable them to register as overseas electors on the electoral rolls of their respective constituencies, in fulfillment of the objectives of the legislation.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A.P.S. Chauhan,

Second Secretary (Community Welfare)

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