Process to apply for a Voter ID card

India

24 Aug 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

My online procedure was completed but I did not receive the Voter ID. When will I get my voter ID at home?

After photographs, which document is required as age declaration?

Can provisional or school HSLC certificate having DoB be treated as age-proof?

I want to change my address to another constituency. How can I do it?

After the completion of process,How many days require to come the voter ID at home?

How to apply for the duplicate voter ID card if I lost the original one?

Which document can be used as address proof?

Can we use DL as the age-proof document?

What are the documents required for online application of Aadhaar?

What is the site on which we can apply for voter ID card

How to make correction in Voter ID Card online ?

More questions

My online procedure was completed but I did not receive the Voter ID. When will I get my voter ID at home?

Asked 2018-08-27 16:57:22 by Kalpana Chavhan

Answered by NewsBytes

It takes almost one month before the Voter ID is dispatched at your location. It can also take more than one month depending on your location, but you will get your ID card within two months.

After photographs, which document is required as age declaration?

Asked 2018-08-25 11:43:58 by Prasanna Psb

Answered by NewsBytes

The documents that are 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.

Can provisional or school HSLC certificate having DoB be treated as age-proof?

Asked 2018-08-24 23:10:59 by Mukunda Madhab

Answered by NewsBytes

Only mark sheets of class 5, 8 or 10(if they contain candidate's DoB) will be considered as age-proof. The other documents are the birth certificate, Indian Passport, PAN card, Driving License, Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI.

I want to change my address to another constituency. How can I do it?

Asked 2018-08-24 23:00:47 by prasad m n prasad m n

Answered by NewsBytes

Visit the official website of National Voters' Services Portal and select 'Correction of entries in electoral poll'. Fill the necessary details in the form that will appear on your screen and upload the documents supporting it. Now, submit the application form.

After the completion of process,How many days require to come the voter ID at home?

Asked 2018-08-24 20:25:45 by Kalpana Chavhan

Answered by NewsBytes

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

How to apply for the duplicate voter ID card if I lost the original one?

Asked 2018-08-24 19:53:42 by Rupato lovepeace

Answered by NewsBytes

First file an FIR. Then visit the official website of Election Commission of India and download the form EPIC 002. Fill out the form and attach the supporting documents. Submit the application form to the nearest electoral office. You will be notified when your duplicate card gets ready.

Which document can be used as address proof?

Asked 2018-08-24 11:24:26 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

The 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.

Can we use DL as the age-proof document?

Asked 2018-08-24 11:21:38 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, you can use Driving License as the age-proof document. 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.

What are the documents required for online application of Aadhaar?

Asked 2018-08-24 11:20:38 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

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.

What is the site on which we can apply for voter ID card

Asked 2018-08-24 08:57:33 by Ankush Abhi

Answered by NewsBytes

You can apply for Voted ID card online by visiting the official website of National Voters Service's Portal. Go to the website and select 'Apply online for registration of new voter/due to shifting from AC' option. Choose the language, fill the required details, upload the necessary documents and submit your application form.

How to make correction in Voter ID Card online ?

Asked 2018-08-24 00:52:31 by Lakshita Vijay

Answered by NewsBytes

To make corrections in your Voter ID card online, visit the official website of National Voter's Services Portal. Go to the page and select the option 'Correction of entries in electoral poll'. Form 8 will appear on your screen. Fill the necessary details, upload the documents and submit your form.

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