Process to apply for a Voter ID card

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18 Jul 2018

How to apply for a Voter ID card online?

In India, the Election Commission prevents election fraud by issuing a unique voter ID card to eligible citizens.

It's essential to have voter ID to exercise one's franchise, as Lok Sabha elections are approaching and before that several states are going to polls, too.

The process of obtaining voter ID is time-taking, but it's been simplified as people can now apply online.

Here's how.

Details

Documents required to get obtain a voter ID

Documents required to get obtain a voter ID

People without a voter ID card aren't allowed to exercise their franchise. Apart from this, citizens also need to be registered to vote - their name should be present in the electoral rolls.

In order to apply for a voter ID card online, people need two types of documents -one for age proof and another for residence/address proof- and a latest passport-sized photograph.

Documents

Which documents are accepted as age and address proofs?

Documents accepted as age proof include: birth certificate, mark-sheets of Class 5, 8, or 10 (if they contain candidate's date of birth), Indian Passport, PAN card, Driving License, Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI.

Valid address/residence proof documents include: current bank passbook/Kisan passbook/post-office passbook, ration card, Indian Passport, Driving License, rent agreement, income tax assessment order, latest water/gas/telephone/electricity bill, post/letter/mail delivered by Indian Postal Department.

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Steps

What is the procedure to apply for voter ID online?

What is the procedure to apply for voter ID online?

To apply for voter's ID online, one needs to scan and upload their age and address proof documents and their passport-sized photograph.

Next, visit National Voter Services Portal (http://www.nvsp.in/) and select "Apply online for registration of new voter/due to shifting from AC" option.

After choosing a language, users need to fill in required details (name, age, address, etc.) and upload their documents before submitting.

Can NRIs or overseas citizens apply for voter ID online?

Overseas Citizens of India and NRIs can also apply for a voter's ID online on the National Voter Services Portal (http://www.nvsp.in/). However, they need to choose the "Apply online for registration of overseas voter" option and fill the Form 6A on the website and submit.

Processing

Online application would be processed in 30 days

Once the online application is successfully submitted to NVSP, both General Resident Electors (those residing in India) and Overseas/NRI Electors will receive a confirmation email containing a link to track their online voter's ID application status.

It may take about 30 days for the online application to get processed after which the candidate's voter ID card would be issued.

Eligibility

Is everyone eligible to apply for voter's ID?

Is everyone eligible to apply for voter's ID?

Anyone aged above 18 years can apply for a voter ID. The person should have completed 18 years as on 1 January of the year the elections are being held.

However, some are ineligible to be registered on the electoral rolls (voter lists), including prisoners, people declared to be of unsound mind by a competent court, or persons disqualified due to election-related offenses/corruption.

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Most asked questions

How can I track the status of Voter ID card application?

I did not give any mail id while applying online. But I received an application acceptance message through SMS to my mobile number. Do I need an email to get confirmation mail?

My application was approved by 10-06-18 and still, I didn't receive any id card. what should I do?

I have applied for new voter ID. It has been 2 months. Can you tell me when will I get it?

My form 6 application was accepted successfully but I didn't get my voter id. When will I get it?

My forms have been verified on December 2017. In how many days will I get my voter id card? I am From Assam.

I have already applied for it 6 months back. Can you tell me when will they give me my ID?

I have applied for voter ID through NVSP. Application status was approved. When will I get my voter ID?

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How can I track the status of Voter ID card application?

Asked 2019-02-24 17:18:30 by Naresh Kumar Gupta

Answered by NewsBytes

In order to track your Voter ID card application status, log back on to the NVSP portal. Then on the homepage, click on 'Track application status' link, enter your reference ID, and click 'Track status' button. Your application status will flash on the screen.

I did not give any mail id while applying online. But I received an application acceptance message through SMS to my mobile number. Do I need an email to get confirmation mail?

Asked 2018-07-19 18:47:01 by loka praveen pondari

Answered by NewsBytes

No, it is not necessary to have an email id to get the confirmation mail. Either option will do the same work. If you received an SMS then also it is fine. Just a mode of communication is required to convey you the message that your application has been received and necessary actions will be taken on that.

My application was approved by 10-06-18 and still, I didn't receive any id card. what should I do?

Asked 2018-07-19 10:26:10 by akhil boddula

Answered by NewsBytes

Generally, it takes 1-2 months to get enrolled in the voter list and 2-3 months to receive the voter ID card at your location. This also depends on your location from the Election Commission Office. If you haven't received your ID Card till now, wait for one month. It will take time for the package to be delivered to your house.

I have applied for new voter ID. It has been 2 months. Can you tell me when will I get it?

Asked 2018-07-18 14:53:51 by Noyel Nog

Answered by NewsBytes

If you have submitted the application form successfully and also received the confirmation mail and SMS, then you will get your Voter ID after one month or two. If you still haven't got your ID then you should contact to the nearest Kendra and register your complaint. You will be notified before the parcel will be delivered to your location.

My form 6 application was accepted successfully but I didn't get my voter id. When will I get it?

Asked 2018-07-18 14:02:48 by Venkatesh Eega

Answered by NewsBytes

If you have submitted the application form successfully and also received the confirmation mail and SMS, then you will get your Voter ID after one month or two. You will be notified before the parcel will be delivered to your location.

My forms have been verified on December 2017. In how many days will I get my voter id card? I am From Assam.

Asked 2018-07-18 12:29:52 by Rahul Goala

Answered by NewsBytes

You should have received your voter id till now. If you haven't got it yet then you can track your id by calling at the ECI Helpline number 1950. It is toll-free. You can also verify whether your name has been included in the electoral rolls by checking NVSP website.

I have already applied for it 6 months back. Can you tell me when will they give me my ID?

Asked 2018-07-18 11:26:54 by SACHIN JADAV S

Answered by NewsBytes

If You have applied for Voter id 6 months before and received a confirmation mail immediately after that and still hasn't got the ID, then you should contact the nearby election office/center. If you didn't receive any confirmation mail during the time of submission of the form, apply again.

I have applied for voter ID through NVSP. Application status was approved. When will I get my voter ID?

Asked 2018-07-18 10:44:23 by kundana peeta

Answered by NewsBytes

If you have submitted the form and the status was approved, you must have received a confirmation mail on your mentioned email id. After the confirmation mail, you will get your voter ID after one month. You will receive a message before it will be delivered to you.

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