Election Updates – Know Your Polling Booth Online or by SMS, Call EC Toll Free

The election fever is catching up PAN India – political parties are announcing their candidate constituencies, charismatic leaders have started campaigning and citizens are hopeful of seeing a change once new Government assumes role of leading the country. This will be the world’s biggest elections held till date. As responsible citizens we must consider exercising our franchise by voting for the right candidate. To do this one’s name must be present in the electoral rolls. Earlier one had to visit local poll booth to verify if his/her name is present in the list but now things have changed and are a lot simpler. This can be done online or even by sending an SMS.

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Checking Online

  1. Head over to Election Commission of India Website [ eci.nic.in/eci_main1/Linkto_electo_search.aspx]
  2. The direct link provided above will take you to your state Election Commission’s search page
  3. Once you land in State Election Commission’s page, you can search by providing Voter ID card number or other details

By SMS

This process varies from state to state in terms of destination number and the format. We are aware of the process for some states and request readers to comment about their state’s process. We will add them to this list!

  1. Chandigarh – BTH<space>Voter ID Card No. to 9216164606
  2. Andhra Pradesh – Vote<space>Voter ID Card No. to 9246280027
  3. Karnataka – Send SMS as KAEPIC<space>Voter ID Card No. to 9243355223
  4. Tamilnadu – EPIC<space>Voter ID Card No. to 9444123456
  5. Odisha – CEOODI<space>ED<space>Voter ID Card No. to 9238300131
  6. Kerala – ELE<space>Voter ID Card No. to 54242 or 537252
  7. West Bengal – WBEC<space>Voter ID Card No. to 51969
  8. Uttar Pradesh – UPEPIC<space>Voter ID CARD No. to 9212357123

If you discover that your name is not present in Electoral Rolls, you can submit an application for the same online/offline. Last dates vary across states.

Call Election Commission Helpline

You can reach Election Commission (24×7) at 1950 toll-free. You can opt to call EC for clarifications and complaints.

Certainly, all the above measures are aimed at conducting elections as effectively as possible. We urge Indian voters to make use of the facilities and choose the right people to lead the nation.

Jai Hind!

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  • Debanjan Mukherjee May 12, 2014 12:50 am

    I am really grateful to the sms service. I am residing at a different address and unable to collect my slip. I sent sms and immediately got the details. Thanks EC for upgrading us. Now i will also b able to vote.

  • SANJIT DEY April 30, 2014 1:03 pm

    For WB sms WB EC VOTER ID NO is working.
    9433633333 is simply not working

  • Manikandan April 24, 2014 1:21 pm

    I am sending to Tamilnadu polling details still I didn’t get the details

  • amirthagani April 24, 2014 9:27 am

    BSNL likes to collect one rupee from your pocket that is what happend to me

  • gowrinath April 24, 2014 9:02 am

    how to find the polling booth for voting this year 2014

  • prasanna April 24, 2014 9:01 am

    I cant find my polling both even after sending sms to the required number. Wat s the purpose of voter id card if i amnot able to cast my right to vote.

  • Andrew Jebaseelan April 23, 2014 7:09 pm

    I have called to the toll free 1950 Elcetion commision Service desk,……
    But I have poor response from the Elcetion commision public service people.

    Not clearley responded,……Very very poor answers from the service desk,….

    Sooo hurry and burry answers.

  • Dattatray patil April 15, 2014 5:54 pm

    I have sent Sms to 9243355223, but still i don’t get polling booth details

  • Mandeep Singh April 10, 2014 12:58 pm

    I have a voter id card but my name is not in the list. This is ridiculous. I went to the polling booth, called helpline 1950 and send SMS to the mentioned number on website. but NO HELP! My details are Mandeep Singh Voter ID FMD7555931 and mobile number 09937046339 Can anyone help?? -

  • Pratap Pradhan April 10, 2014 12:36 pm

    I have send Sms to 9238300131, but don’t got D address.

  • prasanta kumar acharya April 10, 2014 12:23 pm

    my family name is not found in voter list

  • Neha Yadav April 9, 2014 4:54 pm

    Not able to find my polling location in Gurgaon, and website pages are not working and 1950 also not picking the call

    web1.hry.nic.in/ceohry/VoterDetails.aspx
    web1.hry.nic.in/ceohry/VoterById.aspx

    Anybody help

  • Gopal April 9, 2014 11:40 am

    ceodelhi.gov.in/OnlineErms/ElectorSearch.aspx is not working..

  • n itish April 7, 2014 4:13 pm

    know my vooter booth

  • Yogesh March 31, 2014 12:48 pm

    For Maharashtra : sms : EPICID ID CARD NO ; SEND to 9869889966 ; ; can call to 02462-248248 or { 0221950 : Toll free } ; ; else can check @ ceo.maharashtra.gov.in ; voting on 10th , 17th , 24th april . Do cast your vote : to honest n educated candidates , dont accept bribe/money/note for vote . In 60 months we get only single opportunity , dont waste it. THANK YOU. I am @A’bad,MH N ll a 1st time voter.

  • Ganesh March 24, 2014 12:17 pm

    Great article! Can we expect more articles like this? For techies like us, news like these are interesting only if it appears in a tech website :)

  • Kanaga Deepan N March 24, 2014 9:40 am

    Thanks Chetan ji… The web version works like charm (for TN) and hats off to you for this nice article…

  • UnOfficial March 24, 2014 12:56 am

    *********UTTAR PRADESH*********
    Get Your Polling Booth Station Location n MAP @ ECI

    eci-polldaymonitoring.nic.in/psleci/default.aspx

    ELECTROL INFORMATION
    Option 1
    SMS Based Elector Information System: Get your power in your hand
    • Get your mobile in your hand
    • Just type UPEPIC space VOTER ID CARD NO
    Example : “upepic xgf1111111”
    • Send it to 9212357123
    • You will receive a message about your Polling Station.
    Option 2
    Through Website
    • Step1-Simply click “SEARCH YOUR NAME & POLLING STATION”
    on CEO’s website. ceouttarpradesh.nic.in
    • Step2-Click District, Assembly Constituency or Area/Mohalla
    • Step3-Type your EPIC or Name and click on search.
    • Step4-Your Details will be displayed on the screen.
    • Step5-Click on “Show” Button.
    Get you polling Station no. name on voter slip.
    • Step6-Print your voter slip.

  • kaushik March 23, 2014 9:46 pm

    this time- Aam Aadmi Party. I have big hopes with it as seen in delhi

    • XkabirX March 24, 2014 10:31 pm

      Aam Aadmi Party FTW!!

  • Mahmood Junaid March 23, 2014 4:26 pm

    guys has airtel reduced its 3g rates??? just check their website… 1gb costs 149 rs and for 249 rs u will get 2.5gb….airtel.in/Airtel3G/tariff.html

  • Imon Aryan March 23, 2014 2:37 pm

    Results of Dialling 1950 (Election Commisson of India helpline)

    From KOLKATA * (metro circle)

    BSNL landline –> Call Cuts Immidietly,Not Connected .

    airtel –> Number showed “Rejected” .

    vodafone –> Sounds BEAP …BEAP ..Lasts with rejection.Call ended.

    !dea –> Tried 10 times . In last attempt calls get connected .

    AIRCEL –> Told wrong number.

    TATA DOCOMO /VIRGIN/T24 –> Calls connected after several attempts.

    Reliance GSM –> Number doesnt exists.

    POSITIVE WORKS WITH –> !dea & TATA

  • Bandhan Preet Singh March 22, 2014 11:57 pm

    This article is best described as “In the Interest of Nation”..!!
    very well written.
    Vote for Nation, Select Good Candidates..!!

  • Fahad March 22, 2014 11:26 pm

    In Kerala:

    For SMS verification, type “ELE ” and sent to 54242 or 537252

    Example: ELE XYZ1234567

    ceo.kerala.gov.in/newsevents.html#sms

    • Chethan S March 23, 2014 8:23 am

      Thanks! I have updated the post.

  • s.santra March 22, 2014 11:07 pm

    For WB, send SMS in this format :
    WBECyour voter id card no. TO 51969

    • Chethan S March 23, 2014 8:24 am

      I have updated the post. Thank you!

  • Orissa March 22, 2014 11:02 pm

    *******UPDATE********
    ————————————-
    FROM MOBILE
    CEOODI space ED space VOTER ID CARD NO.
    SEND to 9238300131 (CHIEF ELECTROL OFFICER ODISHA)

    • Chethan S March 22, 2014 11:06 pm

      Thanks, I have updated the detail.

  • Orissa March 22, 2014 10:28 pm

    KNOW YOUR BOOTH LEVEL OFFICER + ELECTORAL DETAILS

    http://ceoorissa.nic.in/KnowBLO.asp
    enter 1st 3 digit/alphabets to search your name,area polling booth number,booth level officer etc.
    your electrol serial is required if you ever want to apply for another Voter ID card incase of any correction or lost card..
    regards

  • Shuvam March 22, 2014 10:20 pm

    Couldn’t get through 1950.

    Tried from BSNL Landline, Response: beep beep beep

    Tried from Vodafone Postpaid ROWB
    Response: You have dialled a wrong number. Please pre-fix a zero(0) before the number and dial again. And even after pre-fixing it with zero(0) the response from the network remains the same.

    I needed to contact ECI regarding online application of the Voter ID.

    • Chethan S March 22, 2014 10:30 pm

      Strange! It just worked for me when I dialled from my BSNL Mobile (Hyderabad). A person answered in two rings.

      • Preet March 23, 2014 12:01 am

        Hyderabad is really fast in incorporating the guidelines from Govt of India.
        Other cities must follow up and implement this 1950 number. i am sure it will be done in coming few days as ECI is very strict.
        The best idea to get it implemented in your area is to send a simple complaint email to the ECI for that City and all Telecom Service Providers will make 1950 live within 48 hrs. ;-)

    • Kishan March 22, 2014 11:08 pm

      Try to dial 1940 bro.

  • Sudhakar March 22, 2014 10:02 pm

    Telecomtalk :
    Where all people are promote voting, I don’t know why are you not promoting 49-O (NOTA) which is equal to voting. As everyone knows not even a single politician is honest. Even he is honest, it is of no use in this country / world of corrupt persons.

    • Singh March 23, 2014 12:08 am

      I can bet that not a single person is Honest in this world. Everyone has done something wrong in this world once a while … now don’t go into details.
      All the rules are man made.
      Just for an example… Some part of the world says eating Non-veg is fine, other part of the world says…. Only Veg is Ok.
      Anyway, choose the less corrupt among all corrupt in your Constituency. LOL..!!

      • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 9:08 am

        As everyone knows not even a single politician is honest. Even he is honest, it is of no use in this country / world of corrupt persons.

      • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 10:57 am

        I have lost faith in corrupt democracy. So 49-O (NOTA) is the only solution.

        • karandeep singh March 23, 2014 12:40 pm

          then vote for AAM AADMI PARTY(AAP)

          • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 8:59 pm

            I do not believe in any party as for now. There are many problems in Tamilnadu (powercut (except Chennai), no reduction of pollution, rise in the price of various commodities, Kaavaeri river discrimination by karnataka, periyaar dam maintenance problem by kerala, limited krishna river water supply by andhra etc).

            • Manoj Goel March 23, 2014 11:27 pm

              49-O(NOTA) can’t solve these problems, but there are some hope with AAP (Aam Aadmi Party). You can’t explore about Aam Aadmi Party over Internet and on Ground. You will find that millions of wise peoples from all casts, level, age, areas, groups etc. are connected and supporting AAP. You can know more about AAP on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AamAadmiParty
              Jai Hind

  • Sudhakar March 22, 2014 9:59 pm

    In Tamilnadu :

    Type EPIC and send it to 9444123456.

    For example :

    EPIC XYZ1234567

    • Chethan S March 22, 2014 10:33 pm

      Thanks! I have updated the detail in the article.

      • Priya April 24, 2014 2:44 pm

        Not working :(

  • Yogesh March 22, 2014 9:08 pm

    Voters in Maharashtra State
    ceo.maharashtra.gov.in
    check your poll booth n electorate details.
    Thank you.

    • Naveen Sharma April 5, 2014 3:56 pm

      How to find out voter list for Punjab
      - eci.nic.in/eci_main1/Linkto_electo_search.aspx
      - select ‘Punjab’ from list of states
      - select Distict name – Eg Mine is Rupnagar
      - Select the Tehsil, mine would be Anandpur sahib, select your accorindingly
      - Click search and give you voter Id card no in – Identity card filed – Find out the Block level Officer (BLO name )
      - now Go back and click on Electoral Rolls (PDF )
      - search for your BLO (Block Level Office ) in the page and find out your – Eg mine is 70 Voter List , note your Booth Name and address.
      - Download your the pdf list and find out ur serial no just for your own confirmation.
      ~~~ Please do Vote for bette tomorrow ~~~
      Process explained above is similar for all other states aswell.