Voting is one of the constitutional rights in India. Every Indian Citizen over the age of 18 who has not been disqualified to be a voter can vote during the elections. Voter Identification (ID) Card is a unique identity card provided by the Government of India to every citizen of India. The issuing authority for the Voter ID is the Election Commission of India.
Voter ID card has following information on it :
- Father’s Name
- Date of Birth
- Photograph of the Voter
As a responsible citizen of India every citizen over the age of 18 should have the voter’s id. To become a voter one needs to fill in the application Form-6. After completion of the application and its acceptance by the authority ones name get enrolled as a Voter in the Electoral Roll. There are different methods to fill Form-6.
For online application of voter ID card
Download Form -6 from our voter ID card application page and send it by post.
Download Form-6 from our voter ID card application page and deliver it personally.
Personally collect and deliver Form-6.
Following documents along with Form-6 should be submitted to obtain the voter id card online or personally.
- Residence proof (i.e. passport, driving license, bank passbook, any postal letter received in your name on your address etc.)
- Age proof (birth certificate, school leaving certificate, although this is only required when you are between 18 and 21 years of age).
While completing the application form for voter id card online, scan copy of residence proof and age proof (if you are between 18 and 21 along with a colored passport size photograph should be upload or it can be handed over to Booth Level Officer (BLO) who will come to your residence to verify the information.
In case you are a student living in a hostel or private accommodation then Declaration in the proforma at Annexure One Form -6 also needs to be uploaded during the completion of application of voter id online.
If you are sending your application by post then a completed Form-6 which can be downloaded from the official website along with the residence proof and age proof (if you are between 18 and 21) should be sent to the VREC (Voters’ Registration and EPIC Centre) of your Assembly Constituency.
If you are delivering your application personally then a completed Form-6 which can be downloaded from the official website along with the residence proof and age proof (if you are between 18 and 21) should be personally delivered to the VREC (Voters’ Registration and EPIC Centre) of your Assembly Constituency or you can go to the closest Designated Location and deliver it there. You can also give the documents to the Booth Level officer (BLO) personally.
You can go to the VREC of your Assembly Constituency, or to the closest Designated Location or your BLO. You can pick up Form 6, attach the documents in proof of your residence and age (if you are between 18 and 21) and submit this to any of the following :
- Your VREC
- Closest Designated Location
- Your BLO
- By post to your VREC
After completing your application voter id card status can be tracked either online or on phone.
For tracking the voter id card status on phone you can either call 1506 and follow the instruction or you can send an SMS with your unique serial number (which you will receive after completing Form-6) to 9433633333.
Every State has its official site for voter id card application and tracking. The location of VREC, Closest Designation Location and BLO and any other necessary information can be found on that site.