NRIs cannot vote online, Indian mission in Dubai clarifies

Dubai, Apr 15 (IANS): The Indian mission in Dubai has said that non-resident Indians (NRIs) cannot vote online in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Several Indian expatriates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have complained that social media platforms have been rife with misleading posts that suggest NRIs can vote online for the 2019 polls, reports The Khaleej Times.

While some believed the posts, others checked the Election Commission of India website and social media handles to only find that these were 'fake news'.

The Consul-General of India in Dubai, Vipul, said there will be no e-voting.

"One can register on the National Voters' Service Portal (NVSP) and ensure that their name has appeared in the electoral roll," he told the Khaleej Times.

The only way people can vote is by personally visiting the polling booth in their respective constituency.

According to many UAE residents, the posts have been making the rounds since January.


Comment on this article

  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Being in India only they do fake things in voting and if online is given for voting they can get more votes....?

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  • rohan, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    ballot voting should be conducted in respective indian mission/embassies , instead of depriving the citizens their rights ,

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    There is a high chances of hakking the computer and vote , better not to give in future too, who ever intrested in voting let them come to India and vote. like one guy left the job at austrailia for voting feku.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Once again people are suffering from FEKUISM virus...., time has come to defeat & purge FEKUISM virus...., forever from the BRAHMANDA....!!!!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Why it is not allowed or not valid ,I dont understand.Fekus are always there even when you go to India to vote or not.Here we have the facility to vote by post.some people are not invalids they cant go to vote or others are not have possibility to votd.Election committee will send them by post when they require ,forms to send,and required particulars.only have to send your Passport or ID card identify.They will send forms and election candidates. name.there idnt of voter.In India is almost everything comes too late when others start to think.we send anonimous our votes by post closed and another card to varify our ID.finidhed.

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Its a good decession because Feku partly will do gochala through internet

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    Good idea and decision by Indian Mission in Dubai. This is done as there will be many fekus who will vote online.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    What's the use of all these International Tours & Travels ...

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    Taxpayer's money gone in the drag !

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