Voter ID Card :- Elections in India happen at a grand level. Keeping in mind the rising number of frauds in India’s election systems, the Election Commission has initiated the system of Voter ID cards. The unique voter ID card is issued to all people who are eligible to cast votes. Once a person successfully applies for a voter ID, he/she gets listed in the electoral rolls.
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What Is Voter Id Card (India)?
The Indian voter ID card is an identity document issued by the Election Commission of India which primarily serves as an identity proof for Indian citizens while casting votes 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 is also known as Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC).
Who can apply for voter ID Card in India
All eligible citizens of India who have attained the age of 18 years can apply for a Voter ID card. These applicants are categorized into three groups:
1] General Resident Electors
2] Service Electors
3] Overseas/NRI Electors
How to Apply Online Voter ID Card
The online registration process of a new Voter ID is very simple. All you have to do is go to the Election Commission of India (ECI) homepage, the official website for voter registration. The website has everything you would need to know about the election process in India, from electoral rolls to the election schedules for upcoming elections across the country. It also has a list of guidelines for voters and various application forms to register oneself. There are a number of forms, based on the service you wish to avail. These range from name change, inclusion of name in electoral roll for citizens residing in India, as well as separate forms for those who live overseas and members of the armed forces, those in government service, etc. You would have to select the form for new voter registration, which is Form 6.
How To Apply AADHAAR Card
To find the form you have to select National Voters Service Portal on the homepage of ECI website. Under the “National Services” section, click on Apply online for new registration of voter. This will take you to the online application form. The steps are given below which will help you to apply voter ID-
1 – Visit the official website of the Election Commission of India.
2 – Click on National Voters Services Portal.
3 – Click on “Apply online for registration of new voter”.
4 – Enter details and upload the required documents.
5 – Click on “Submit”.
Once you submit, you will receive an email on the email address that you have provided. This email will have a link to a personal Voter’s ID page. You will be able to track your voter ID application through this page, and you should receive your Voter ID card in a month from your application.
Documents Required to Apply For a Voter’s ID Card
To apply for a voter ID card online, you would require the following documents:
1] One passport sized photograph
2] Identity proof- this could be a birth certificate, passport, driving licence, PAN Card or high school mark sheet.
3] Address proof- this could be either ration card, your passport, driving license or a utility bill (phone or electricity).
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