Complete Guide on Voter ID Card

Voter ID card is an identity document issued by the Election Commission of India to citizens 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.

Documents required

Following documents are required for Voter ID 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

  • Address proof (any one of the following)

    • Passport

    • Gas bill

    • Water bill

    • Ration Card

    • Bank Passbook

    • Aadhaar Card

  • Proof of age (any one of the following)

    • 10th Standard Certificate

    • Birth Certificate

    • Pan Card

    • Aadhaar Card

    • Driving Licence

    • Passport

    • Kisan Card

  • Recent Passport size photo

Apply Online

Follow the below steps to apply Voter ID card online.

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  • Fill details about State, District and Assembly/Parliamentary Constituency. As you are a first time voter, click on button near to it.

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  • Enter details about name, name of relative of applicant, type of relation, your age or date of birth and gender.

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  • The name as it should appear in the electoral roll and Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) should be furnished. The full name 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. Please mention your name in English and official language of the State both, if possible.
  • Enter current address where applicant is ordinarily resident.

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  • Enter permanent address of applicant.

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  • Enter optional particulars, if any

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Voter ID apply online age and address proof

  • Fill the declaration

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  • Once you have entered all the details, click on "Submit" button.

  • Now you will receive an email with a link that lets you track your voter ID application status. It may take around 30 days for your application to be processed and for a voter ID to be issued. 

Track status

Follow the below steps to track the status of Voter ID card online.

Voter ID online track status

  • Enter the reference Id

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  • Click on "Track Status" to track the status of application

Color Voter ID card

The Election Commission of India is now issuing color Voter ID card. Following people are eligible to receive color voter ID card.

  • Those who have applied for changes or corrections to be made to their details in Voter ID card

  • Those newly registering for Voter ID cards

Color Voter ID card

Those who already have a Voter ID and wish to apply for a new plastic, crisp, colour voter ID card can also obtain it after paying an extra fee of Rs. 30. Follow the below procedure to do it.

  • Visit the official Chief Electoral Officer website of your State

  • Click on the link for registration to get a new color PVC Voter ID

  • Enter the required details and submit them

  • Verify these details using the verification code that will be sent to your mobile number

  • Your Voter ID will finally be mailed to your house via post in 45-60 days

Check name in Voters list

You can search for your name in voter ID card by name by following the below steps.

  • Visit Electoral Search website

  • You can search either by providing basic details in "Search By Details" or by providing EPIC number in "Search by EPIC No."

Search By Details

  • Click on "Search By Details"

    Voter ID search by name

  • Enter name of person

  • Enter the captcha code and press Search button

  • You will see the list of people who have the same name as yours.

  • Enter basic details like age, date of birth, state, district etc. to filter it to get the required person

  • Click on View Details to check the details

  • You can see the basic details of the person from there. 

Voter ID online search details

Search by EPIC No.

  • Click on "Search by EPIC No."Voter ID online search by EPIC

  • Enter EPIC No. (Voter ID card number)

  • Enter your State

  • Enter the code and click on search

  • Click on View Details to check the details

  • You can see the basic details of the person from there.

Download Voter ID card

Voter ID can be applied online. But it cannot be downloaded online as it has an hologram in it. So you will receive Voter ID card by post, once the Booth Level verifies your details.

However, you can see the basic details in Voter ID card if you provide the required information. Follow the below steps to download voter ID card information online.

  • Visit Electoral Search website

  • You can search either by providing basic details in "Search By Details" or by providing EPIC number in "Search by EPIC No."

Search By Details

  • Click on "Search By Details"Voter ID online search by details

  • Enter name of person

  • Enter the captcha code and press Search button

  • You will see the list of people who have the same name as yours.

  • Enter basic details like age, date of birth, state, district etc. to filter it to get the required person

  • Click on View Details to check the details

  • You can see the basic details of the person from there. 

Voter ID download online

Search by EPIC No.

  • Click on "Search by EPIC No."Download Voter ID
  • Enter EPIC No. (Voter ID card number)

  • Enter your State

  • Enter the code and click on search

  • Click on View Details to check the details

  • You can see the basic details of the person from there.

Duplicate Voter ID card

You might need a duplicate Voter ID card, if your Voter ID card got damaged or lost. Follow the below steps in case you have lost your Voter ID card.

  • As soon as you lose your voter id, you must file an FIR at your at the police station of your area

  • Keep a hard copy of the FIR with you.

  • Get the Form 002 from regional election commission office or download it from their official website. This form is particularly for those who are applying for duplicate voter id card.

  • Fill in all the required details and Attach a photocopy of FIR with the form.

  • Attach all the required documents for date of birth, photo identity and address proof such as Pan Card, Passport, Driving License, etc.

  • Put all the documents in an envelope and submit it to the nearest chief election commission office in your city or district.

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