Find Your Polling Booth: A Step-By-Step Guide For Lok Sabha Elections 2024

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: April 16, 2024 11:33 AM2024-04-16T11:33:06+5:302024-04-16T11:43:52+5:30


The Lok Sabha elections are set to occur in seven phases, spanning from April 19 to June 1, with results expected on June 4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a third term, while the opposition aims to offer voters an alternative. With roughly 10.5 lakh polling stations across the country and about 96.8 crore registered voters, it's essential to understand how to find your nearest polling station to participate effectively in the electoral process.

Online Search: Locating your nearest polling booth is most conveniently done through online platforms. The Election Commission of India (ECI) offers an online service for voters to identify their polling booths. 1) Visit the official electoral roll section of the ECI website at 2) Select the 'Voter search' option. 3) On the subsequent page, you'll be presented with three search options: i) Search by EPIC ii) Search by Details iii) Search by Mobile 4) Choose the appropriate option and enter the required details. 5) Complete the captcha code and click on 'search'. Note: The EPIC number, resembling (UPR12345XX), can be found on your Voter ID card.

Mobile App Numerous mobile applications are accessible to provide details about polling booths. One notable example is the Voter Helpline App, which caters to both Android and iOS users. Here's a guide on how to utilize it: 1. Download and install the Voter Helpline App from either the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. 2. Upon launching the app, opt for the feature to locate your polling station. 3. Input the necessary information such as state, district, assembly constituency, etc. 4. Press the 'Search' or 'Find' button to retrieve the specifics of your polling booth.

SMS Services If you prefer alternatives to online platforms or mobile apps, you can access your polling booth information via SMS services provided by the Election Commission. Here's the process: 1. Send an SMS to the designated number specified by the Election Commission. Typically, the format includes details like the EPIC number and state code. 2. You will receive an SMS reply containing the details of your polling booth.