Can NRIs vote online in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections? Here’s the fact check

With Lok Sabha election just around the corner, a lot of news is being shared in the name of Election Commission of India.

A post is being shared on social media claiming that people with Indian passports can now also cast their votes in the upcoming polls.

” Hello All,
Those who hold Indian passport, can now vote online for 2019 elections. Please register yourself on https://eci.gov.in
There is a link Enroll as NRI voter. Please spread the word in your different groups” the post read.

FACT CHECK 

When NewsMobile Fact Checked the claim, we found that it is fake.

We looked for the notice on the official website of the Election Commission of India and found out a warning which said that the viral message is fake.

Beware of fake news in social media informing that “Those who hold Indian passport, can now vote online for 2019 elections.”
There is no online voting facility for any category of voter. Overseas Indians may submit application for enrolment in form 6A online at nvsp.in or by using Voter helpline mobile app. To Cast the vote on the date of poll, an overseas elector may come to his designated Polling station with his Passport as document for identification, ” the notice said.

 

This proves that the viral message is Fake and should not be shared.

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