How to apply for voter ID, check step by step guide

How to apply for voter ID, check step by step guide

Lok Sabha elections are approaching in the month of April-May with an opportunity to choose your representatives who will run the government for the next five years. However, to make this important decision and cast your valuable vote, it is very important to have a voter ID.

The election commission of India offers online registration for Indians above the age of 18 years. They can enrol themselves by filling form number 6 at National Voters Service Portal.

Conditions to cast vote

  • You should be an Indian citizen
  • You should be 18 years old on the qualifying date i.e January 1 of a year of revision of electoral roll.
  • You should be the resident of the polling area of the constituency you want to be enrolled.
  • You should not be disqualified to be enrolled as an elector.

If you have registered to vote before, you can visit to see if you are registered to vote. If your name appears in the list then you are eligible to vote or else you can register to vote.

Procedure to apply for a voter ID card

  • Voters need to fill form 6. This form is also for the voters who are casting voting for the first time and also who have shifted to another constituency.
  • For NRI voters, they need to fill form 6A
  • For any change in Name, photo, age, EPIC number, address, date of birth, type of relation, gender fill form 8
  • In case of shifting from one resident to another under the same constituency form 8A has to be filled

Please note: Voters need to fill Form 6 if they are shifting from one constituency to another. For more information, please see the Voter Guide 

Important dates

The voter list is updated till the last date of filing nominations by the candidate. This is approximately 3 weeks before the polling date. The exact polling dates will be available on, after the announcement.

How to register online

  • You can also apply for the voter ID offline by filling two copies of form 6. This form is also available free of cost in offices of Electoral Registration Officers / Assistant Electoral Registration Officers and Booth Level Officers.
  • Along with the form relevant documents has to be attached to concerned Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer or sent by post addressed to him or can be handed over to the Booth Level Officer of your polling area.

Call 1950 for any help (Please add your STD code before 1950). For more information read the Voter Brochure 

How to check name in voter list through internet or phone?

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