Voter ID Card

Voter ID

 

The Indian voter ID card is an identity document issued by the Election Commission of India to adult domiciles of India who have reached the age of 18, which primarily serves as an identity proof for Indian citizens while casting their ballot in the country’s municipal, state, and national elections. It also serves as general identity, address, and age proof for other purposes such as buying a mobile phone SIM card or applying for a passport. It also serves as a Travel Document to travel to Nepal and Bhutan by Land or Air. It is also known as Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC). It was first introduced in 1993 during the tenure of the Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan.

 

Guidelines for Submitting Voter–ID Application through Electoral Commission of India website/ portal option now available for Form 6:

  1. The application should be addressed to the Electoral Registration Officer of the constituency in which you seek registration. The name of the constituency should be mentioned in the blank space.
  2. Name (With Documentary Proof)

The name as it should appear in the electoral roll and Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) should be furnished. The full name except the surname should be written in the first box and surname should be written in the second box. In case you do not have a surname, just write the given name. Caste should not be mentioned except where the caste name is used as part of the elector’s name or a surname. Honorific appellations like Shri, Smt. Kumari, Khan, Begum, Pandit etc. should not be mentioned.

  1. Age (With Documentary Proof)

The age of the applicant should be eighteen or more on 1st January of the year with reference to which the electoral roll is being revised. The age should be indicated in years and months, e.g., A person born on or upto 1/1/1991 will be eligible for inclusion in the electoral roll which is being revised with reference to 1/1/2009. Persons born on 2/1/1991 or thereafter upto 1/1/1992 shall be eligible for inclusion during the next revision with reference to 1/1/2010.

  1. Sex Write your sex in full in the space provided e.g. Male / Female. Eunuchs have to choose from one of these options.
  2. Date of Birth (With Documentary Proof) Fill up the date of birth in figures in the space provided in dd/mm/yyyy. Proof of date of birth to be attached are as under:
    • Birth certificate issued by a Municipal Authorities or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths or Baptism certificate; or
    • Birth certificate from the school (Govt. / Recognised) last attended by the applicant or any other recognised educational institution; or
    • Illiterate or semi–illiterate applicant who is not in possession of any of the above document are required to attach a declaration in prescribed format by either of the parents already included in the electoral roll in support of the applicants age. The format will be supplied on demand.

N.B. In the case of applicants born on or after 26.01.1989, only birth certificate issued by the Municipal Authorities or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths is acceptable.

  1. Place of Birth In case born in India, please mention name of place like Village / Town, District, State.
  2. Relation’s Name: In case of unmarried female applicant, name of Father / Mother is to be mentioned. In case of married female applicant, name of Husband is to be mentioned. Strike out the inapplicable options in the column.
  3. Place of Ordinary Residence Fill up the full and complete postal address including PIN code where you are ordinarily residing and want to get registered, in the space provided. Proof of ordinary residence to be attached are as under:
    • Bank / Kisan / Post Office current Pass Book, or
    • Applicants Ration Card / Passport / Driving License / Income Tax Assessment Order, or
    • Latest Water / Telephone / Electricity / Gas Connection Bill for that address, either in the name of the applicant or that of his / her immediate relation like parents etc., or
    • Postal department’s posts received / delivered in the applicant’s name at the given address. NOTE: If any applicant submits only ration card as proof of address, it should be accompanied by one more proof of address out of the above categories.
  1. Details of Family Members Already Included in the Electoral Roll.

Please fill up name and other particulars of immediate family members i.e. Father / Mother / Brother / Sister / Spouse included in the current electoral roll of the constituency.

Name of any other relation like uncle, aunt, cousin brother / sisters etc. not to be mentioned.

  1. Declaration Please indicate date from which you are residing in the given address. In case the exact date is not known, fill-up month and year. If your name is already included in the electoral roll of any other constituency, please write legibly the full previous address with PIN code.

If you already have been issued with a Photo Identity Card by the Election Commission, please mention the card number (printed on the front side) and date of issue (printed on the back side) of the card in the space provided. Please attach a self-attested photocopy of both sides of the card.

 

Documents Required for Online Application of Voter ID

  • Recent passport size photographs.
  • Address proof (any one of the following)
    • Copy of your Passport
    • Gas bill
    • Water bill
    • Ration Card
    • Bank Passbook
    • Aadhaar Card

 

  • Copy of proof of age
    • 10th Standard Certificate
    • Birth Certificate
    • Pan Card
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Driving Licence
    • Copy of Passport
    • Kisan Card
  • Identity proof (any one of the following)
    • Pan Card
    • Driving Licence
    • Ration Card
    • Passport Copy
    • Bank Passbook with Photograph
    • SSLC Certificate
    • Student ID Card
    • Aadhaar Card

 

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