Correct Answer : Option (C) - 17 Years
Those above the age of 17 can now apply in advance for getting enrolled in the voters’ list and need not wait to fulfil the pre-requisite criterion of attaining the age of 18 years on January 1 of a year, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced Thursday(28th July 2022).
The electoral roll will be updated every quarter and eligible youngsters can be registered in the next quarter of the year in which they have attained the qualifying age of 18 years, according to the ECI.
The ECI, led by Chief Election Commissioner "Rajiv Kumar" and Election Commissioner "Anup Chandra Pandey", has directed the CEOs/EROs/AEROs of all states to work out tech-enabled solutions such that the youth are facilitated to file their advance applications with reference to three subsequent qualifying dates — April 1, July 1, and October 1 – besides January 1, the ECI statement said.
After getting registered, the youngsters will be issued an electoral photo identity card (EPIC)
, the ECI said..Source : Indian Express