As the name suggest, Voter ID card requires for casting your vote in order to select your leader. It is also considered as a valid proof of identity. And every Indian citizen above the age of 18 years is eligible to apply for a voter ID / election card.
But, people often delay in applying for a Voter ID as it usually takes a lot of time. And earlier it was only possible to apply for a Voter card only prior to an election.
However, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has made the Voter ID application process convenient by providing online application process.
Applying for Voter ID Online Registration Process
Online processes are the most convenient type of process as it does not require paying a visit and waiting in a long queue, one can simply complete the procedure by sitting at the comfort of their house.
The online Voter’s ID registration process is extremely simple; all you need is to visit Election Commission of India (ECI). This website contains all the information and facilities one needs to know about the election process in India.
Follow the below mentioned steps for new Voter ID online Application:
- Visit the official website of Election Commission of India http://eci.nic.in/eci/eci.html and click on National Voters Service Portal.
- Look for “Apply online for registration of new voter“.
- Provide the details the site is asking for and attach the required documents and click on submit.
Once submitted, you will receive an email on you registered email ID with a link attached in that mail, through which you will be able to track your Voter ID application and you should receive your Voter ID card in a month from your application.
Documents required to apply for Voter’s ID Card
Keep these below mentioned documents handy before applying for a Voter’s ID card online:
- Proof of identity which includes your birth certificate, passport, driving license, PAN (Permanent Account Number) card, or high school mark sheet.
- Proof of address which includes either your ration card, passport, driving license or a utility bill (phone or electricity)
- One passport sized photograph
Benefits of applying online for EPIC Card / Voter ID Card
There are many benefits of applying for a Voter ID online registration. One of them is you do not have to visit electoral office and wait in long queue to procure the registration form as the electoral office have introduced the online method and made the process easy and convenient.
Another advantage of applying for voter’s ID card is that you can track the status of your application once you have applied. After submitting the form, you will get regular updates of your application.
Unlike regular application process, online application process works faster. And most importantly once the application is submitted and verified, your Voter ID card will be delivered at your doorstep.
Fields included in the Voter ID Online Form
For a Voter ID card, you require to procure Form 6, which is divided into sections. And at the beginning of the form you require to select your state you are applying for the voter ID card form and from the drop down, select your constituency.
First Section – The first section of the form contains information on the applicant’s details. And you are require to fill in your name both in English and your regional language and also your gender, birth details etc.
Also, fill in the name of either of your mother / father / husband / wife and mention their surnames and mention this information both in English and your regional language.
Second Section – In second section you are required to fill your address particulars i.e. provide your street, locality, road or mohalla. And it is also compulsory to mention the name of your village or town. Also, enter the name of your post office in your locality. Now enter your PIC code and the tehsil / taluka or mandal or thana. After this select your district from the drop down menu. And it is optional to whether mention your email ID or your mobile phone number.
Third Section – In the third section, you are required to enter the details of your family members who are already enrolled in the electoral constituency. You will have to mention the name of the person, their relationship with you, their election photo ID number, also their constituency and serial number as it appears in the electoral rolls of the constituency. And upload the supporting documents such as your photograph, address proof, and identity proof.
Fourth Section – Fourth section of Form 6 is a declaration form. The declaration that confirms your citizenship who resides at the address you have provided. Which also works as a proof that you haven’t applied for a voter’s ID card in any other constituency.
Once you have finished filling the form with correct details, click on “submit” button.