Online Application of New Voter ID: Tack Status, Changes and Corrections in 5 minutes

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Enrollment for New Voter ID application
Enrollment for New Voter ID application

Online Application of New Voter ID: Status, Changes and Corrections

In addition to the online application for a new voter ID, here you can also learn other 2 methods for applying for a new voter ID. Voter ID is generally known as a voter ID Card, election card or voter’s card amongst the public. Voter ID is officially known as EPIC (Electors Photo Identity Card).

There are primary 3 critical purposes of Voter ID

  1. Identity proof
  2. Address proof
  3. Cast a vote in elections

Methods of Application for New Voter ID

Any resident of India or non-resident Indian (NRI) can apply for a new voter ID in 3 ways.

  1. Online: The entire process is online and needs only a mobile number of applicants.
  2. Semi-online: Download Form 6 (Indian citizen) or Form 6A (NRI) from the official website of the Election Commission of India and submit the filled form in hard copy.
  3. Offline: To apply offline, the applicant should visit the nearest State Election office and fill out forms like Form 6 or 6A.

Documents required for new voter ID

  1. Identity proof
  2. Address Proof (Any one)
    • Electricity/Water/Gas connection Bill for that address (at least 1 year)
    • Passbook of Nationalized/Scheduled Bank/Post Office
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Indian Passport
    • Revenue Department’s Land Owning records, including Kisan Bahi
    • In the case of the tenant, Registered Rent Lease Deed
    • Registered Sale Deed (In case of own house) 
  3. Proof of Date of Birth (Any one)
    • Birth certificate issued by Municipal Authority/Registrar of Births & Deaths/Competent Local Body
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Driving License
    • PAN Card
    • Certificates of Class X or Class XII which are issued by CBSE/ICSE/ State Education Boards contain the Date of Birth.
    • Indian Passport
  4. Photograph

5 Steps for Online Application of New Voter ID

Follow simple steps to enroll for a new voter ID. Be ready with your mobile number to apply for EPIC. Online applications for voter ID can be made through the official website or Mobile App.

Enrollment for New Voter ID application
Enrollment for New Voter ID application
  1. Go to the Voter’s Service Portal or visit the official/authentic website of the Election Commission of India: Voter’s Service Portal
  2. In the section “New registration for general electors,” opt to Fill Form 6 for Indian citizens or Form 6A for NRI.
  3. Next, Sign up using a mobile number. Verify the mobile number with the OTP received on the registered mobile.
  4. In the next step, log in to the portal, fill in the required form according to the requirements of the form and upload the asked documents in png/jpg/pdf fomat.
  5. Press the button “Preview and Submit.”
New Voter ID Form 6 details
New Voter ID Form 6 details

You will receive further information on your registered mobile and email ID. Using the information, the applicant can track the new voter ID application status online.

Track status of new voter ID applications online

To track the status of your application for new voter ID EPIC, you need to

  1. Login to the portal/website using your registered mobile number.
  2. After login, use the “Track Application Status” under the Services section.
Track status of new voter ID application online
Track status of new voter ID application online

Changes and Corrections in Voter ID or EPIC

Corrections and changes can be requested in EPIC or voter ID using various Forms like Form 7, Form 8. Form 7 is used for Objection for proposed inclusion/deletion of name in existing roll, whereas Form 8 is used for correction of entries in existing electoral roll/Shifting of residence/replacement of EPIC/marking of PwD.

Please note that for such changes and corrections, you can use three methods as described earlier; online, semi-online and offline.

Online Changes and Corrections in Voter ID or EPIC

3 steps are required

  1. Login using your mobile number and update your profile. You need to fill up the EPIC number here and save it.
  2. You can log in directly using your EPIC number and verify using your OTP.
  3. After logging in, fill out the required Form 7 or Form 8 and Submit the Form.
Login using mobile number or EPIC Number
Login using mobile number or EPIC Number

Further information is sent to your registered mobile and email.

Types of Form for Voter ID/EPIC number

5 types of Forms are available online for various purposes on the Election Commission of India portal.

  1. Form 6: It is used to enroll for application of new voter id for Indian citizens aged 18 years or more or will turn 18 in a few months.
  2. Form 6A: It is used to enroll for New registration for overseas (NRI) electors.
  3. Form 7: It is used to delete the name from the existing roll. Using this Form 7, anyone can request to remove/cancel their voter ID/EPIC. Even this Form 7 is used to raise any objection in the existing roll.
  4. Form 8: It is used for
    • Application for Shifting of Residence
    • To apply for Correction of Entries in Existing Electoral Roll: Applicant can apply for the change in name, age, sex/gender, Date of Birth, mobile number, relation type and relation name in the existing voter ID/EPIC using Form 8.
    • Application for Issue of Replacement EPIC/Voter ID without correction, if lost or destroyed due to any valid reason.
    • Application for Marking Person with Disability like visual, deaf and dumb, locomotive or any other reasons.
  5. Form 6B: It means a Letter for Aadhaar number Information for the purpose of electoral roll authentication.

Online Download Voter ID EPIC

2 Step process

Online Download Voter ID EPIC
Online Download Voter ID EPIC
  1. If already registered, log in using your mobile number or sign up using a mobile number. You can log in using your voter ID or EPIC Number.
  2. In the service section, choose the option of E-EPIC download to get the digital copy of your voter ID.

Also Read: How to check active mobile numbers registered on your personal ID like Aadhar, driving license or voter card?

FAQs

What is the age to apply for a new voter ID?

if you are 18 years or older or you will turn 18 in a few months

Where to submit the filled form of voter ID?

Visit the nearest State Election office of your city to submit it.

How do I delete my name from the existing voter list?

Fill out Form 7 online, accessible at the website of the Election Commission of India.

How do I change my residential address in Voter ID/EPIC?

Form 8 is used for

  1. Application for Shifting of Residence
  2. To apply for Correction of Entries in Existing Electoral Roll: Applicant can apply for the change in name, age, sex/gender, Date of Birth, mobile number, relation type and relation name in the existing voter ID/EPIC using Form 8.
  3. Application for Issue of Replacement EPIC/Voter ID without correction, if lost or destroyed due to any valid reason.
  4. Application for Marking Person with Disability like visual, deaf and dumb, locomotive or any other reasons.

Disclaimer: This information is for public knowledge.