Voter ID: How to apply, eligibility, documents required

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02 Feb 2019

Here's how you can apply for a Voter ID online

With the Lok Sabha elections just three months away, it's time to gear up.

And it's not just the candidates and campaigners who should be preparing, voters should be equally ready.

As part of the preparation, all eligible citizens must apply for a Voter ID card, if they don't have one.

Here's your step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Voter ID online.

Who can apply?

All Indian citizens who have attained the minimum legal age of 18 years, can apply for a Voter ID card. The applicant must be of sound mind, free of any criminal charges, and should not be facing financial bankruptcy.

Documents

Documents needed for Voter ID card application

Documents needed for Voter ID card application

For a new Voter ID card application, following documents are required:

1) One passport-size photograph.

2) Any valid age proof, such as Birth certificate, Class 5/8/10 Marksheet, Indian Passport, PAN card, Driving License, or Aadhaar letter.

3) Any valid address proof, such as Passport, DL, Water Bill, Electricity Bill, Rent Agreement, etc.

4) A duly filled age-declaration form, in case the applicant belongs to 21+ age group.

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Procedure

Step-by-step guide to applying for a Voter ID card online

First off, log on to the official website of the National Voters' Services Portal.

Then click on 'Form 6' link, ie. for registration of new voter/due to shifting from AC (Assembly constituency).

On the next page, fill up necessary personal and residential information.

Next up, upload the required documents.

Finally, check the declaration, enter the Captcha code, click on 'Submit' button, and you're done.

Track application

How to track your application status online?

How to track your application status online?

Post successful submission of your application form, a Tracking reference ID will be issued to you.

So, in case you wish to check your 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.

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Most asked questions

How to get a duplicate pan card?

How many days does it take to receive voter card?

What is a Voter ID card?

What is the eligibility criteria for Voter ID card?

How to apply for Voter ID card online?

Are overseas voters eligible for Voter ID registration?

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How to get a duplicate pan card?

Asked 2019-02-12 14:46:52 by sovon roy chowdhury

Answered by NewsBytes

You can get your duplicate PAN card if you still remember the number. Visit the official website of NSDL. Under the 'Application type', select "Reprint of PAN card" and then select "individual" under the 'category'. Fill out the details, upload your documents, make the payment, and submit the form and you're good to go.

How many days does it take to receive voter card?

Asked 2019-02-02 21:44:03 by mohith mohith

Answered by NewsBytes

After you have applied for the Voter ID card and have fulfilled all the application formalities, it takes around 1-2 weeks for the card to get delivered at your residence.

What is a Voter ID card?

Asked 2019-02-02 18:11:40 by Rishika Trivedi

Answered by NewsBytes

An Indian Voter ID card is an identity card issued by government of India, to all vote-eligible citizens of the country. The document is necessary for voting in assembly, and parliamentary elections.

What is the eligibility criteria for Voter ID card?

Asked 2019-02-02 18:11:40 by Navya Tata

Answered by NewsBytes

All Indian citizens, who have attained the minimum legal age of 18 years, and are of sound mind, and clear of financial bankruptcy or criminal charges are eligible to apply for a Voter ID card in India.

How to apply for Voter ID card online?

Asked 2019-02-02 18:11:40 by Vibhore Sengupta

Answered by NewsBytes

To apply for a Voter ID card online, visit the official website of National Voters' Services Portal. Go to 'Form 6' link, ie. for registration of new voter/due to shifting from AC. Next, enter the required details, upload necessary documents, check the declaration, and click on 'Submit' button.

Are overseas voters eligible for Voter ID registration?

Asked 2019-02-02 18:11:40 by Arjun Chatterjee

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, for overseas voters, 'Form 6A' must be followed.

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