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All About Voter ID Card | EPIC Voter ID Card

The Voter ID Card or Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC) is an identification card issued by the Election Commission to all the citizens of India above the age of 18 years in order to vote and practice their democratic rights. It also serves as general identity, address and age proof for other purposes from buying SIM card to applying for a passport].

Voter ID cards carry personal details such as face photo, date of birth and address of the card holder. It also contains the serial number, a hologram sticker and stamped signature of the issuing authority.

EPIC is also a unique identification document for all Indians. It is helpful not only in casting vote but also acts as an identity proof while opening a bank account, getting a new gas connection and online reservations for travel and accommodation.

Democracy runs on the power of its people“. Hence to exercise the power given to us, it is indeed important to cast our vote and make ourselves heard.

Some Important Links
Apply For The Voter ID Card
Update/Correction In Voter ID Card
Check Voter ID Card Application Status
Voter ID Card Verification
Link Voter ID Card With Aadhaar Card

How to Apply for a Voter ID Card

Online Method

  • Visit the official website of Election Commission and click on National Voters’ Services Portal.
    NVSP Online Regsitration nvsp.in
    NVSP Online Regsitration nvsp.in
  • Now click on ‘Apply online for registration of new voter id
  • Once the online form opens, fill in the all the required details.
    Form 6 nvsp.in
    Form 6 nvsp.in
  • There is an upload button on the top of the form, which applicants can use to upload all the required documents along with a recent photograph
  • After filling on the details, applicants can click on submit.
  • Once the documents are successfully uploaded applicants will be sent a reference number through which they can check Voter ID Status.

Offline Method

  • Visit the State Election office and request for a Form 6.
  • After filling in the necessary details and providing all relevant documents such as Identity proof and address proof, customers can submit the form to the office and after verification of all details; customers will be issued with the Election ID after a specified period of time.

Semi Online Election ID

  • Visit the National Election Commission or State Election Commission website and download Form 6.
  • Fill in the required details properly
  • Provide the required documents along with a recent photograph
  • Submit the form at election office by either post or in person.

Documents Required for Voter ID Card

Provide the required details while applying for a voter ID card:

  • Application Form
  • Age Proof
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Identity Proof
  • Address Proof

For address proof one can any of the following documents:

  • Mobile telephone bill
  • Land phone bill
  • Water bill
  • Electricity bill
  • Property tax receipt
  • Bank statement
  • Passport
  • Ration card
  • House Lease/Rental agreement
  • LPG receipt
  • Driving license
  • Identity cards given by the employer
  • Any of the alternative documents prescribed by Election Commission for identity proof.

Eligibility Criteria to get a Voter ID Card

  • Applicants should be the citizens of India
  • Applicants should attain the minimum 18 years of age
  • Enrolment only at ordinary place of residence
  • Enrolment only at one place
  • Overseas Indian deemed to be ordinarily resident at address given in passport.
  • Service Voters deemed to be ordinarily resident at their home address.

Uses of a Voter ID card

Voter ID card is required for a number of purposes. It is also considered as an identification card. It has other uses as well.

  • Voter ID card is considered to be a valid personal identity card
  • This EPIC card proves that the card holder is a registered voter of the country, which in turn proves their citizenship as well
  • This card provides the assurance of the card holder as it contains card holder’s signature, photograph, fingerprints etc.

How to Track Voter ID Application Status Online

All Indian State has a State Election Commission, which means every state has a CEO (Chief Electoral Office) website, which provides the facility to track your application status online.

To track the status follow the below mentioned procedures:

  1. Visit the official website of your states CEO portal.
  2. And on the home page, click on “know the status of your Application for Enrollment” and upon clicking on this, it direct you to a new page where you will have to provide some basic details.
  3. Or you can visit the National Voters’ Services portal and click on “Search your name in electoral roll“, after clicking on the link it will provide two options to track your application, which are as follows:
  • First Option – Enter your application or EPIC or State number and submit
  • Second Option – Provide some details in order to track the status of your Voter ID card :
  • Name
  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Gender
  • State
  • Father’s Name
  • District Constituency

How to Verify Your Voter ID

You can verify your voter ID, for that you will need your Voter ID number. Visit the official site of Chief Electoral Office (CEO) of your state and provide your voter ID details. By doing this you can check if your name is present in the electoral roll.

You can verify using the offline method as well, for that you will have to visit your nearest Election Commission Office and keep your application number handy.

Voter ID Card Correction in Electoral Roll

In case there is some misprint in your voter ID card, or you have changed your address, you should immediately update or correct it as this card works as your proof of identity.

In case of misprint, procure form 8 and fill out the form, submit the form along with the supporting documents to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of your assembly constituency. Once submitted, the ERO will update your Voter ID card.

Things to Ponder over while Applying for a Voter ID card

  • The legal age to cast a vote in India is 18 years of age
  • Relevant form for applying for a Voter ID card is Form 6.
  • Provide relevant original documents only.
  • Apply for a Voter ID only through Government websites and Centres or sites which have been approved by the Government.
  • Fill in the details in the application form correctly such as spelling of you name, date of birth etc. Otherwise wrong information might get printed on the Voter ID Card.
  • Applicants should also ensure that the information that is being provided is legally correct and is not fake.
  • Once applicants receive their Voter ID, they will have to check the document to see if all the information is correct.


Who is disqualified to become voter

Only persons who are of unsound mind and have been declared so by a competent court or disqualified due to ‘Corrupt Practices’ or offences relating to elections are not entitled to be registered in the electoral rolls.

Suppose you have completed 18 years of age today. Can you get yourself registered as voter?

No. You can get yourself registered as Voter only on 1st January or thereafter of the year in which the electoral roll is prepared or revised.

What proof of residence do I need to show to get enrolled as a voter?

You can show any proof of residence like Passport, Bank Pass Book, Driving license etc. or any Govt. document to facilitate the work of registration.

If I am working and living in Delhi, Can I be a voter in my native village?

No. If you are working in Delhi and residing there, you are an ordinary resident of Delhi in terms of Sec 19 (b). Therefore, you can be enrolled at Delhi only and not in your native village.

How Can You check your name in electoral roll?

Go to the Home page of website of the respective State CEOs and click on tab “Check your Name in the Voter’s list” OR use SMS facility for checking your details Type EPIC<SPACE>Voter ID No and sent to 9211728082

I have lost my old EPIC Card. How can I get a new EPIC Card?

You can deposit a copy of the FIR lodged at the Police Station. You will get a new EPIC Card after deposit of Rs. 25 with ERO / AERO of your area. The dates for issuing EPIC Cards are published in leading Newspapers.

Can a non –Citizen of India become a voter?

No. A person who is not a citizen of India cannot be registered as a voter. Article 326 of the Constitution read with Sec. 16 of R. P. Act, 1950 clarify the point.

Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=100076

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