How can a Service Voter register to vote?

Last updated on Jun 15, 2022

You can register your name as a service voter in the electoral roll of your home constituency, i.e. where your permanent residence is. You also have the option to register as a general voter at the place you are posted at, like a military cantonment area, but subject to the following conditions(( Service Voter Brochure, Ministry of External Affairs available at

  • You must be residing at the place of posting with your family for a sufficient amount of time, or
  • You are on a tenure posting of 3 years or more in that place of posting.

You can only be registered in one place/constituency at a time. So, while you are filing the application form, you will have to make a declaration confirming that you are not registered in any other constituency electoral roll.

How to Register

If you are a service voter or a wife of a service voter, then you have to follow these steps to register to vote:

Step 1

Fill 2 copies of the relevant application form of the category of service you belong to.

  • Armed Forces (Form 2)
  • Armed Police (Form 2A)
  • Diplomats/Officials working in Embassies and Missions (Form 3)

Step 2

Submit it to the Record Office or Nodal Officer of the place/constituency you are applying from, along with the required documents.

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