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India is considered to be world’s largest democracy and the Election Commission is the pillar of this democracy. It conducts a free and fair election in the country and monitors house to house enumeration prepared by the electoral rolls.

In India, elections of the legislative assembly take place in every 5 years where Indian electorate choose the members of the Vidhan Sabha or legislative / state assembly. The legislative elections are held in all the 29 states and 2 of 7 union territories of India.

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Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly election is going to take place on 9th Nov 2017. The whole schedule is given below.

HP State Assembly Election 2017 Schedule

Event Date of Event
Start of Nomination Filing 16th Oct 2017
Last date for Filing Nominations 23rd Oct 2017
Scrutiny of nominations 24th Oct 2017
Withdrawal of candidatures – Last Day 26th Oct 2017
Polling Day 9th Nov 2017
Counting and Result Day 18th Dec 2017

Citizens of India have been given voting rights by registering in constituencies where they reside, provided they are 18 years of age as on the first day of the year for which an electoral roll is prepared.

Through elections citizens of the country gets a chance to choose their leaders. Hence, every eligible voter in the country should cast their vote and exercise the power given to them.

A Voter ID card, also known as the Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) is an identity card that is issued by the Election Commission of India to all individuals who are eligible to vote. It is one of the most important documents as it works as a proof of identity and through which the people of the country can exercise their power to vote and elect their Government.

The chief purpose of this card is to improve the accuracy of the electoral roll and to help prevent cases of electoral fraud. This card is commonly known by other names such as an election card, voter’s card, Voter ID, etc.

Eligibility criteria to Get EPIC in Himachal Pradesh

To get a voter ID card in Himachal Pradesh, a person has to be eligible to get the EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card).

Read the list below to know the eligibility criteria to get a voter ID card

  • The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • The applicant must be over the age of 18 years.
  • The applicant must also be 18 years of age as of 1st January of the year they will be casting their first vote.

How to Apply for Voter ID card in Himachal Pradesh

Applying for Voter ID Offline in Himachal Pradesh

There are various ways to apply for voter ID card in Himachal Pradesh. One of the ways is to apply it offline. Even today, numbers of people prefer applying for voter ID card by visiting the electoral office as they are not well versed accustomed to the internet.

Read the below steps to apply for voter ID offline in Himachal Pradesh

  • Visit the nearest Chief Electoral Office in Himachal Pradesh
  • Procure the required form (Form 6) at the office (Form 6 for new registration of Voter ID card)
  • Fill in the form with correct details
  • Submit the form at the electoral office along with a recent photograph and required documents.
  • The electoral officer will conduct verification by visiting the address mentioned on the form.
  • The Voter ID card will be sent via post a few days after the verification is complete.

Applying for Voter ID Online in Himachal Pradesh

Today internet has revolutionized the way of our living to an extent that it is now our preferred medium of fulfilling everyday necessities.

Now an individual applying for voter ID card can do it online as well. It is a simple, easy and a convenient procedure for people those who are familiar with the internet.

Follow the below guidelines to apply for voter ID online:

  • Visit the CEO (Chief Electoral Office) website of Himachal Pradesh: www.himachal.nic.in
  • Sign up with your Email ID, Phone number and valid name
  • The site will provide a username and password to the mobile number submitted while signing up
  • Now login with the username and password site has provided
  • Look for Form 6 on the website which is a form for a new voter ID
  • Fill in the form with correct details and upload a recent photograph if required
  • Submit the form once filled with accurate details
  • The applicant should take a print out for further use

How to make Corrections in Voter ID card in Himachal Pradesh

In case of corrections / changes made to voter ID   cards offline in Himachal Pradesh

Below is the list of procedures in order to make corrections or changes in Voter ID card:

Corrections / Updating using Form 8

  • Download Form 8 (Application Application form for correction of details in electoral roll) online from Puducherry Chief Electoral Office website or get it from the designated location.
  • Fill the application form properly with correct details and submit it where the draft electoral roll is displayed
  • The forms can also be submitted at Electoral Registration Officer and Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of the Constituency.

Changing Constituency using Form 8 A

  • Download Form 8 A (Application form for transposition of an entry in the electoral roll) online from Puducherry Chief Electoral Office website or get it from the designated location
  • correct details and submit it where the draft electoral roll is displayed
  • The forms can also be submitted at Electoral Registration Officer and Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of the Constituency.

In case of corrections / changes made to voter ID cards online in Himachal Pradesh

Below is the list of procedures in order to make corrections or changes in Voter ID card:

Corrections / Updates using Form 8

  • Look for Form 8 (Application form for correction of details in electoral roll) on the official Chief Electoral Offices website: www.himachal.nic.in
  • Choose “Correction of entries in electoral roll” option on the website
  • The site will direct you towards the application form
  • Fill in the form with accurate details
  • Section IV of the form is a very important part of the form for corrections
  • Upload your form along with the necessary documents.
  • Submit the form once you have filled it properly
  • The Electoral Officer will verify your application

Changing constituency using Form 8 A

If you have changed your residence your constituency will also be changed, hence, it is important to update the information in your voter ID card to avoid any future inconvenience:

  • Look for Form 8 A (Application form for transposition of an entry in the electoral roll) on the official Chief Electoral Offices website: www.himachal.nic.in
  • Select “Correction of entries in electoral roll” option on the website.
  • The site will direct you towards the application form.
  • Fill in the form with relevant details.
  • Section IV of the form is a very important part of the form for corrections.
  • Fill in all the details of your new residence in the form correctly.
  • Upload your form along with the required documents.

Documents required to apply for a Voter ID in Himachal Pradesh

Below is the list of documents needs to be submitted while applying for a voter ID:

  • Proof of age (submit any one of the following)
    • 10th grade certificate
    • Birth certificate
    • PAN card
    • Driving License
    • Passport
    • Aadhaar card
    • Senior citizen card
  • Proof of address (submit any one of the following)
    • Electricity bill
    • Water bill
    • Telephone bill
    • Bank passbook
    • Passport
    • Driving license
    • Ration card

How to Track Voter ID status

Below are the three methods of tracking Voter ID Status

Tracking Voter ID via SMS

To track voter ID via SMS type HPEPICEPIC card number and send it to 51969

Tracking Voter ID Online

Now checking the status of your voter ID card is just a click away

  • Visit the official Chief Electoral Offices website: www.himachal.nic.in
  • Select “track your application
  • Select district and assembly constituency
  • Choose the form
  • Enter the date.
  • Select the option “search”

Tracking Voter ID via ECI (Election Commission of India) helpline

You can also track the status of your Voter ID through ECI (Election Commission of India) provided by the Government. The service is available from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • To check the status of the Voter ID card via ECI helpline number call on the toll free number 1950

Duplicate Voter ID card in Himachal Pradesh

Once the voter ID card is issued, it can be used for lifetime by the eligible card holder. However, if the card is lost, misplaced or is unusable due to being torn or damaged, you can apply for a duplicate card.

One can get the duplicate Voter ID card in Himachal Pradesh both online and offline:

Offline way to get a duplicate voter ID card

  • Lodge a police complaint and get the FIR copy.
  • Download the Form 002 (Application of Duplicate Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) / Duplicate Voter ID card in India) from Election Commission website of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Fill the form properly with correct details and submit it at the election commission office along with the FIR copy.
  • A reference number will be given to you after the submission of the form. This number will come in handy when tracking the status of your application.
  • The verification process will be done within three weeks.
  • The card can be collected from the Electoral Office.

Online way to get a duplicate voter ID card

  • Lodge a complaint with the police
  • Ask for copy of the FIR
  • Download Form 002 (Application of Duplicate Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) / Duplicate Voter ID card in India) from Election Commission website of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Fill the form with accurate details and submit it at the election commission office along with the FIR copy.
  • The officer will provide you a reference number after submission of the form. This number will come in handy when tracking the status of your application.
  • The verification process will be done within three weeks of the application.
  • The card can be collected from the Electoral Office.

Documents required applying for a duplicate Voter ID card in Himachal Pradesh

  • Proof of age (submit any one of the following documents)
    • 10th grade certificate
    • Birth certificate
    • PAN card
    • Driving License
    • Passport
    • Aadhaar card
    • Senior citizen card
  • Proof of Address (submit any one of the following documents)
    • Electricity bill
    • Water bill
    • Telephone bill
    • Bank passbook
    • Passport
    • Driving license
    • Ration card

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