A Voter ID is issued by the Election Commission of India to all Indian citizens eligible to vote. The purpose of voter ID is to serve as an identity proof for voters, increase efficiency and prevent impersonation and fraud during free and fair democratic elections. This card is also commonly known as an election card, voter’s card, or Voter ID card.
The voter ID consists of the following details:
- A unique Serial number
- Photograph of the cardholder
- A hologram containing the respective state/national symbol
- Name of card holder
- Father’s Name of card holder
- Card holder’s
- Card holder’s date of Birth
A citizen of India can apply for a voter ID in three ways
Method 1 is Online
Applicant must begin by visiting the national voter’s service portal (NSVP) website. Click relevant option to register of new voter id. The online ‘form 6’ will open and applicants fill in all the details form 6 and submit the form. Additionally, the applicant must upload a photo and supporting documents with reference to Voter ID Status.
Method 2 is Semi-Online
Applicant must begin by visiting the national voter’s service portal (NSVP) website. Download ‘form 6’ and fill the form with relevant details. Submit the completed form 6 along with a photo and supporting documents at an Election Office near you by either post or in person.
Method 3 is Offline
Applicant must visit the nearest State Election office and request for Form 6. Fill ‘form 6’ with necessary details and provide all supporting documents such as Identity proof, address proof etc. The applicant may submit the completed form to the respective election office. On verification of form, Voter ID will be issued.
Applying for a Voters ID requires you to submit the following documents:
- Proof of identity
- Proof of address
- Before applying for the voter ID card applicant must keep some point in mind.
- Applicants must be of a minimum legal age of 18 years
- They should be of sound mind, free of criminal charges and not financially bankrupt
- They should fill out the relevant documents such as Form 6 and ensure that they provide relevant original documents
- Applicants must solely apply for Voter ID only through government or government approved websites and centres
- Applicants must ensure details such as spelling of their name, date of birth, address and so on are correct
- Applicants must also ensure that all information that is provided is legally correct in all aspects
- On successfully receiving the Voter ID, applicants must re-verify their documents and Voter ID to see if the information is correct