Welcome to the Official Website of Chief Electoral Officer, Kerala

This site is an attempt to improve the communication between the electors of Kerala State and the Department of Elections. The site provides information about the office of the Chief Electoral Officer and the activities of the Department. Important Forms are available on the site and can be downloaded.

The office of the Chief Electoral Officer functions under the overall supervision and control of the Election Commission of India.







  • Subject to the provision in section 16,17 and 18 of the Representation of the People Act 1950, any person who
    a. is not less than (eighteen years) of age on the qualifying date, and
    b. is ordinarily resident in constituency shall be entitled to be registered in the electoral roll for that constituency.



    A claim for inclusion in the electoral roll is to be lodged in Form 6 appended to the RE Rules 1960 (R 13(1)).
    An objection to the inclusion of a name in the electoral roll is to be lodged in Form 7.(R 13(2)).
    Any correction to be effected in the entry already in the electoral roll is to be lodged in Form 8(R 13(3)).
    For effecting transposition of entry , due to shifting of ordinary residence from one place to another within the same constituency is to be lodged in form 8A.(R 13(4)).
    The above forms can be had from the office of the Electoral Registration Officer free of cost. The forms can be downloaded from this site also.

    For inclusion, the duly filled in Form 6 shall be presented to the Electoral Registration Officer concerned or to the officer designated to accept the application. After preliminary verification, a notice of the hearing in Form 12 will be issued for personal appearance with supporting documents.The date, time and venue will be mentioned in Form12. The ERO/Asst. ERO on hearing the applicants will record his/her decision there on. If admitted, the claimant will be photographed immediately and Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued online. During the Summary Revision process, the EPIC will be distributed on a later date. .