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Can a non-citizen of India become a voter in the electoral rolls in India?

Can a non-citizen of India become a voter in the electoral rolls in India?

Non-citizen of India are not become a voter in the electoral rolls in India. A person who is not a citizen of India is not eligible for registration as a voter in the electoral rolls in India.

Even those who have ceased to be citizens of India on 2 acquiring the citizenship of another country are not eligible to be enrolled in the electoral rolls in India.

The Indian Constitution confers voting rights on any individual who is a citizen of the country and is above 18 years of age.

This minimum-age limit came into effect from March 28, 1989, prior to which it was 21 years. The Constitution does not differentiate between male and female voters.

Every Indian citizen who has attained the age of 18 years on the qualifying date i.e. first day of January of the year of revision of electoral roll, unless otherwise disqualified, is eligible to be registered as a voter in the roll of the part/polling area of the constituency where he is ordinarily resident.


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