Pune Voter List Search

As with every Indian election, the government sites for voter registration and search are again in a big mess. There is no site that provides an easy and functional search of the electoral lists. However there are a couple which come close.

*** Update 2012 Pune Corporation Elections:  Try mahasec.com OR using SMS

*** Update Oct 2009 Maharashtra State Elections – Most of the sites below that worked for the Loksabha elections, seem to have bombed for the State Elections. At last check, you can do an election voter list search for Maharashtra at  http://ceo.maharashtra.gov.in/.
The direct links are (Marathi) http://220.225.73.214/marathi/ & (English) http://220.225.73.214/marathi/FrmSearchPage.aspx?ID=1

For Mumbai & Thane http://220.225.73.202/

Looking at the website addresses (URLs), unfortunately this again seems like a short term measure from the government, so if you land on this page for a voter list search for any election after the Maharashtra State Elections 2009, these links might not work.

*** Very imp - As the official data seems to have been collected in Devanagari, the English spellings are anybody’s guess. Think how a govt. clerk would spell your name if he/she read it in Devanagari. Try several combinations.

  1. Although not a government site, PuneCongress.com provides a search of the Pune electoral rolls. The site has a rather strange line at the bottom “Marathi Dynamic Font script will support on IE 5.5, 6 , 7, 8 It may not support to other browsers like FireFox, Safari, Opera, Mobile Browsers, Chrome,etc. “. So while it is good to know that the creator of the site is aware of several browsers, it beats me why he has listed them all, if the site essentially only works with IE.  Moral of story – Use Internet Explorer.
    http://www.punecongress.com/html/votersearch.aspx
  2. The Pune district collector’s office has launched a voter list search site http://www.pune-election.info/. The site is extremely slow. I waited for several minutes but got no response to the search query I had submitted. Hope you have better luck. The press item said -
    “Voters can verify their status in voter lists by using search engine launched by district collector office. Voters may visit www.pune-election.info for it. They can also send an SMS to mobile number 9422982669 to get details. Voter should type full name and address and assembly constituency number, if known, and send SMS to above mobile number, informed District Collector.”
  3. If your name search fails, however you manage to locate someone else from your neighbourhood, note the “list number” for that person. It is quite likely that your name will be in that same list. Then go over to to http://pune.gov.in/election/election.html and download the PDF for that list number for your zone. If your name doesn’t figure in the PDF as well, you probably are not listed at all, so time to take drastic measures and rush to the voter registration center.
  4. The election commision sites http://eci.nic.in/ , http://stateelection.maharashtra.gov.in/, are quite ordinary, but the State site does have a search facility. Please try these links. As it seems to be a temporary search server that has been put up, i suspect these links will stop working soon after the election. One hopes that they work at least till the elections.  I haven’t actually seen a search working, as despite waiting for a long time, the server never responded. Try your luck in the middle of the night, when the server might actually be able to take your query.
    http://122.168.101.114/
    http://122.168.101.114/marathi/FrmSearchPage.aspx?ID=0 (English)
    http://122.168.101.114/marathi/FrmSearchPage.aspx?ID=1

Overall, the voter search scene is quite bad. Fortunately voter registration has improved quite a bit, primarily through jaagore.com . It is easily the best site out there for voter registrations. Although it won’t actually get you registered, it does help.

Good luck and do vote for a good candidate and not based solely on whom your family has always been voting for.

PS – Have you noticed how privacy is such a non issue in India. You can easily access anybody’s full name, address, age… Easy for a politician to figure out the exact caste, age, religion based balance in his constituency. I doubt if our politicians do such studies. However I am sure canny marketing folk would be swiping the voter lists for their promotions. One wonders if voter lists in the US and the developed world are made publicly available.
  • Aga Mirkhushal

    Hi Harshad, I liked your site very much and i am happy that we still have concerned citizens like you in this country. The imperative resaon this year is that we should coerce people to vote. In this scenario canu halep me getting my EPIC Card. I am being made to run from pillar to post when i go to the collectorate to ask for info regarding this right of mine.
    Do you have any clue as to when they are going to distribute and where? I hope they do it before the elections else we have another agonizing wait once again…..
    Jai Ho :)

  • kedar

    http://www.pune-election.info/

    Open above Site in Firefox.
    But the serch engine is dam slow
    Overall I think the information on the page is very useful.
    Thanks
    Kedar

  • kedar

    http://www.pune-election.info/

    Open above Site in Firefox.
    But the serch engine is dam slow
    Overall I think the information on the page is very useful.
    Thanks
    Kedar

  • Sneha

    Hey its very refreshing to see people like you working for the country and not one of them who always complain and do nothing…well keep up the good work………….

  • Sneha

    Hey its very refreshing to see people like you working for the country and not one of them who always complain and do nothing…well keep up the good work………….

  • http://www.teknotika.com/ Vishwajit

    I recommend registration on http://www.jaagore.com . so far the best attempt to take the young junta through registration . I agree with Aga . I was also made run from one pillar to another 1 year back. Same happened to my friend today . status quo. Sakal Editor Anand Agashe has quoted today that there are still 2.5 lakh (probably much more) people who have not yet registered. Let s register proactively and make our vote count!
    Best of luck to all!

  • http://www.teknotika.com Vishwajit

    I recommend registration on http://www.jaagore.com . so far the best attempt to take the young junta through registration . I agree with Aga . I was also made run from one pillar to another 1 year back. Same happened to my friend today . status quo. Sakal Editor Anand Agashe has quoted today that there are still 2.5 lakh (probably much more) people who have not yet registered. Let s register proactively and make our vote count!
    Best of luck to all!

  • http://indictranstech.com/ Swapnil Hajare

    Hi
    See http://techreckoner.com/maharashtra-voter-list-to-go-unicode/ for article on voter search engine which we had developed for Maharashtra election commission in last assembly elections. See http://demo.indictranstech.com/voterlist/ for online demo of the search engine with data from Dharavi (Mumbai).

    This search engine provides fault tolerant search using phonetic searching and also allows you to search by any word in any order (read full text). The results are ranked according to their relevance. You can also generate a voter slip in PDF format.

    The source code of this software has been released under free software license which means anybody can use it without any charge!

    Unfortunately, the election commission is still using the same old search engine which is not up to the mark.

  • http://indictranstech.com/ Swapnil Hajare

    Hi
    See http://techreckoner.com/maharashtra-voter-list-to-go-unicode/ for article on voter search engine which we had developed for Maharashtra election commission in last assembly elections. See http://demo.indictranstech.com/voterlist/ for online demo of the search engine with data from Dharavi (Mumbai).

    This search engine provides fault tolerant search using phonetic searching and also allows you to search by any word in any order (read full text). The results are ranked according to their relevance. You can also generate a voter slip in PDF format.

    The source code of this software has been released under free software license which means anybody can use it without any charge!

    Unfortunately, the election commission is still using the same old search engine which is not up to the mark.

  • Prof P R Sonawane

    Dear Swapnil,
    I have seen online demo of the voter list search engine with data from Dharavi (Mumbai) and I am impressed with it. you said The source code of this software has been released under free software license so where we get this source code. would you please send download link of it.

  • Prof P R Sonawane

    Dear Swapnil,
    I have seen online demo of the voter list search engine with data from Dharavi (Mumbai) and I am impressed with it. you said The source code of this software has been released under free software license so where we get this source code. would you please send download link of it.

  • http://indictranstech.com/ Swapnil Hajare

    Dear Prof Sonawane,
    we used to host it on our old website (www.indictrans.in), but it is down due to some server problem. I have uploaded the source code on our new website now. You can download it from here: http://indictranstech.com/downloads

  • http://indictranstech.com/ Swapnil Hajare

    Dear Prof Sonawane,
    we used to host it on our old website (www.indictrans.in), but it is down due to some server problem. I have uploaded the source code on our new website now. You can download it from here: http://indictranstech.com/downloads

  • Gunjan

    Hi!

    I am a registered voter, I have voted also previously in two elections but this time around I was facing some difficulty regarding my polling centre. I registered on jaagore.com way back to get help regarding this but the site I guess is more helpful for unregistered voters. The information you have listed here is very helpful and I was able to track my polling centre easily. Thanks a lot.

  • Gunjan

    Hi!

    I am a registered voter, I have voted also previously in two elections but this time around I was facing some difficulty regarding my polling centre. I registered on jaagore.com way back to get help regarding this but the site I guess is more helpful for unregistered voters. The information you have listed here is very helpful and I was able to track my polling centre easily. Thanks a lot.

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  • http://dreamil.indictranstech.com/ Swapnil Hajare

    Today’s (12 June 2009) Loksatta, one of the leading Marathi daily, carries a story on Voter Search Engine. It lists limitations of existing search solution of Election Commission and compares it with alternative solution called vl2 (http://demo.indictranstech.com/voterlist)

    The article can be seen online at this link: http://www.loksatta.com/daily/20090612/vishesh.htm

  • http://dreamil.indictranstech.com Swapnil Hajare

    Today’s (12 June 2009) Loksatta, one of the leading Marathi daily, carries a story on Voter Search Engine. It lists limitations of existing search solution of Election Commission and compares it with alternative solution called vl2 (http://demo.indictranstech.com/voterlist)

    The article can be seen online at this link: http://www.loksatta.com/daily/20090612/vishesh.htm

  • http://dreamil.indictranstech.com/ Swapnil Hajare

    For those interested, we have made voter list of Kalyan (Mumbai) available for search on this website : http://www.narendrapawar.org

    See http://narendrapawar.org/search/voterlist on this site for voter search engine. We will be soon adding Marathi search facility.

  • http://dreamil.indictranstech.com Swapnil Hajare

    For those interested, we have made voter list of Kalyan (Mumbai) available for search on this website : http://www.narendrapawar.org

    See http://narendrapawar.org/search/voterlist on this site for voter search engine. We will be soon adding Marathi search facility.

  • http://indictranstech.com/ Swapnil Hajare

    GIS based Accident Report System, which is developed by Indictrans Technologies for Pune Traffic Police, was launched to public on 20th July 2009.
    Please visit http://indictranstech.com/ars for more information.
    Kindly give your feedback/comments on the same.

  • http://indictranstech.com Swapnil Hajare

    GIS based Accident Report System, which is developed by Indictrans Technologies for Pune Traffic Police, was launched to public on 20th July 2009.
    Please visit http://indictranstech.com/ars for more information.
    Kindly give your feedback/comments on the same.

  • http://www.harshadoak.com/2009/03/pune-city/pune-voter-list-search-for-india-general-elections-2009.html Umadevi

    Dear Sir,

    Can anyone help me how to get the vote identity card as i still didn;t receive my identity card . even i want to know is that is identity card is necessary to show before voting?

    Uma

  • http://www.harshadoak.com/2009/03/pune-city/pune-voter-list-search-for-india-general-elections-2009.html Umadevi

    Dear Sir,

    Can anyone help me how to get the vote identity card as i still didn;t receive my identity card . even i want to know is that is identity card is necessary to show before voting?

    Uma

  • Gaurav Mahindra

    Got thru the voter list thanks to inputs from your site. I’ve got to admit I was pleasantly surprised. Found my name immediately and am off to vote now.

    I guess I gotta thank Jaago Re for this, registered with them for the National elections and things have been very smooth since. I think problems people face are more because they don’t take the effort to register OR to keep up with their constituency – given the volume of transactions that this event needs to go thru to manage, its amazing that we are where even we are. Gotta respect that.

    Thanks for the link mate.

  • Gaurav Mahindra

    Got thru the voter list thanks to inputs from your site. I’ve got to admit I was pleasantly surprised. Found my name immediately and am off to vote now.

    I guess I gotta thank Jaago Re for this, registered with them for the National elections and things have been very smooth since. I think problems people face are more because they don’t take the effort to register OR to keep up with their constituency – given the volume of transactions that this event needs to go thru to manage, its amazing that we are where even we are. Gotta respect that.

    Thanks for the link mate.

  • Aga Mirkhushal

    Hi Harshad, I liked your site very much and i am happy that we still have concerned citizens like you in this country. The imperative resaon this year is that we should coerce people to vote. In this scenario canu halep me getting my EPIC Card. I am being made to run from pillar to post when i go to the collectorate to ask for info regarding this right of mine.
    Do you have any clue as to when they are going to distribute and where? I hope they do it before the elections else we have another agonizing wait once again…..
    Jai Ho :)

  • gajanan anil bhosale

    hi sir
    i am bhosale gajanan anilrao
    at satur
    ta lohara
    dist osmananbad
    mahrashtra
    i lost my voting card
    plz help me

  • Dattatray V Kandhare

    hi sir
    At Andeshe Tal- Mulshi Dist – Pune-412108.
    his name is Sarika Dattatray kandhare
    my Wife Voting New Register
    but dont in voting current list in name

  • Mobeen shaikh

    Hello sir/madam
    My name is already in voter list from last 2 year but till now my photo not available with it,though i submit my photo 2 time in offici and they did my photografy for this.But result is zero.
    i can i get it.
    thanks
    MOBEEN SHAIKH

  • Ghule Ajit

    Hi Sir Mai Ajit Ghule
    fom PUNE
    muze abhi tak Voter ID nahi mila Mai 22 Yr ka ho chuka hu
    pichale 6 month se photo / form /leye hai maine kud bhi bharkar beja h phir bhi nahi mil raha kya karu

  • Ghule Ajit

    Hello sir/madam
    My name is already in voter list from last 2 year but till now my photo not available with it,though i submit my photo 2 time in offici and they did my photografy for this.But result is zero.
    i can i get it.

  • Rahul ekbote

    there should be direct link or email address to election commision office to remove decessed persons name after verifying,facility must bestarted as false voting or advantage by some politicians can be take n to vote falsely in their name

  • Ds

    Unfortunately, none of the provided links are working (just like our …………….)

    Thanks for sharing much relevant info…

  • Avinash Agrawal

    I have been searching for genuine website where I can locate the status for my VOTER ID card , but what ever the efforts I made were useless . If anyone has any correct links to search for the status of Voter ID card , please let me know by sending it to my email address : agrawalavinash778@gmail.com

  • vinay chandra

    hello sir i missed my friend in 2001 in my college and we r not having in phone numbers with us his name is sagar madhakar.pls we r questing u to help us

  • vinay chandra

    his father has transfer frm hyderabad to pune pls sir send his address to us we all friends r very thank full to u sir .we miss our friend all alot and pls help us

  • SACHIN SHINDE

    HI SIR
    I AM SACHIN DNYANESHWAR SHINDE
    A/P: KAREGAON,
    TAL: AMBEGAON,
    DIST: PUNE,
    PIN: 410512.
    PLEASE HELP ME
    I WANT VOTING CARD SIRCHING WEB SITE.