Voter ID Card – A Detailed Guide to Get New / Duplicate Voter Card or Check status

India is one of the biggest democratic countries in the world where Indian citizens vote for their representatives. A valid voter’s list with each voter having a voter ID card is a must to ensure elections are free-and-fair and legally viable. The Union Government, state assemblies, and panchayats are elected after a span of few years by Indian citizens who have attained 18 years of age and are listed in the voter’s list.

In a vast country like India, thousands of polling booths are set up to allow voters to cast their votes. Voting is a fundamental right of the Indians. Those who do not reside in India, such as the NRIs would not be eligible to vote. However, people working abroad for the government, can exercise their franchise.

Need of Voter ID Card in India

Casting vote would have been a simple affair had there not been rigging, cross-voting, and bogus-voting. The Election Commission of India (ECI) was set up with Chief Election Commissioner at its helm. The latter was appointed by the President of India in a bid to ensure elections were free-and-fair.

Many voters had to return home without casting their votes as someone else had done so on their behalf. To check this menace, the governing bodies amended the R.P. Act where Elector’s Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) where issued by the ECI. Each voter with his or her name listed in the electoral roll would be given a voter card.

Election Card and How to Apply for a New or Duplicate Voter ID Card

Voter ID Card - Get New or Duplicate Card or Check status of Voter Card

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An election card is a unique identity card which has the individual’s name and personal data, such as address, date of birth, and father’s name. A photograph is also included in it. This card was issued by booth level officers under the guidance of state election commissioners when it was first introduced.

Today, new voters or those who want to change some parameters in the voter card can apply for the election ID card online. Various forms need to be downloaded from the net to get the task completed. For instance:

  • Form 6 is used to include the name in the voter list or electoral list.
  • Form 6A is used to include the name of an NRI
  • Form 8 is used to rectify information in the voter list
  • Form 8A is used to transpose the entry of the voter.

Visit this link for a detailed guide on “How to apply for Voter ID Card online“. It generally takes a month to get an election card if voters register online. You can check the status of your Voter ID Card application over here. You can also visit the local election registration office to get your voter card.A detailed process for offline/physical Voter Card registration is available over here: Apply for Voter Card. Once the registration is done online, you have to submit relevant documents for approval. Hard copies of the same must be submitted to the voters’ facilitation center. These are copies of identity proof and address proof. If the papers are right and you have correctly filled in the form, the verification would be done in a jiffy and you would get your electoral card.

In order to make changes in your voter ID Card OR Rectify Errors in Voter Card, visit think link .

To Apply for a Duplicate Voter ID Card, visit this link – Duplicate Voter ID Card .

Importance of Voter Card

Voter card is essential to cast vote today. It is also important to have the card to:

  • Register your name in the voter’s list if you change your residence in India
  • Include your name in the electoral roll if you’ve got married and changed your surname and place of residence.
  • Buy tickets online, such as railway tickets for AC and non-AC classes. It is also essential to have the photo identity card to buy Tatkal tickets.
  • Get passports or other identity cards. The election card acts as a proof of identity, age, and place of residence.

In a nutshell, voter ID is a special identity card that can help you, as a citizen of India, to avail services that are meant just for the Indians without any hassle.

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Comments

  1. Aloke Bhattacharyya says

    Applied on 06-11-12 for change of address (WB/20/139/141367) and change of date of birth plus address in respect of the EPIC No WB/20/139/141368. No change reported so far.

  2. ALOK SONI says

    i have been loss my voter id no is KML1176106 please if possible re issue the same.
    thanks
    regards
    alok soni

  3. rakkunwar says

    i have been loss my voter id please if possible re issue the same.
    thanks
    regards
    Ram kunwar
    village dodiyana
    distt. nagaour
    rajesthan
    Reply

  4. K.SELVAM says

    i have been loss my voter ID no is FTJ 1274224 please if possible re issue the same.
    THANKS
    WITH REGARDS
    K.SELVAM
    9500021393

  5. Ghanshyam Ramsumer says

    Dear sir,
    I have been loss my voter id no is DNP1516343 Name-Ghanshyam S/o Ramsumer
    H.No.116 , Vill.-Molanapur,Dist.-Jaunpur Pin-222165 For-259-Machhaleeshahar,Place : Jaunpur.Date:19.12.2001, please if possible re issue the same.
    thanks
    regards
    Ghanshyam

  6. ashok yadav says

    i have lost my voter id card no-YQF0303107 , name ashok yadav S\o vishwanath yadav
    moh-barah-patther, ward-36, town-deheri-on-sone, dist-rohtas, bihar pin-821307 please if possible re issue the same.
    thanks
    regard
    ashok yadav

    • T.Mathavan says

      i have given all details for getting voter id. my name with photo came in the voter list. i have voted in two elections also. but voter id card is not issued so for. i have the slip containing my photo and voter id details . i have tried many times to get the id but they never issued it. what is the remedy what to do to get the voter id

  7. Vinash R. Chaudhari says

    how to get’s e-card?
    i have aiso registration.but,not recieved e-card.
    pls reply to me…What can i do???

  8. M. RAVINDRA BABU says

    iam from visakhapatnam west, i lost my voter id card while travelling. i had a xerox copy with me. i need a dublicate voter id card . pls help me to get the duplicate voter id card

  9. OMPRAKASH SAHNI says

    Dear sir.
    I am OMPRAKASH
    S/O RAMAYAN
    Vill. gadhwa khas
    Po.mehrauna ghat
    tahsil. salempur
    dist. deoria
    UP
    I have been also my voter id no. as UP/42/205/813071
    sum my problem is surname & age loss my V I. card so kindly please request to you correct my V I. card.
    my correct name & age given billow.
    OMPRAKASH SAHANI
    S/O RAMAYAN SAHANI
    D.O.B- 01/06/1982
    PAN No. BPFPS3526C

    Thanks & regards
    omprakash sahani

  10. SUTHAR ASHOKKUMAR NARAYANBHAI says

    dear sir, i have applied for change in address in my old election voter id on date 13/10/2011. my id card no GYP 1505049, DETAIL OF VOTER ID IS LIST NO -106/20/ SERIAL NO 679- VIDHANSABHA MAT VISTAR -80 KALOL DIST-GANDHINAGAR
    APPLIED FOR NEW ADDRESS-A/101,SHAILAM APPARTMENT,VARDHAMAN NAGAR SOCIETY, KALOL (NG) PIN 382721
    MY BIRTHDATE 21-03-1960
    When i can get my new voter id-send me reply. my mobile no-9724533079

  11. Shivnaresh says

    I have lost my voter id n. Smm2153740 plees if possible re issue the same
    shivnaresh
    d o b 12/01/1986
    thanx

  12. Shivnaresh says

    I lost my voter id n. Smm2153740 plees if possible re issue the same
    shivnaresh
    d o b 12/01/1986
    9968773533
    thenx

  13. Jayanth HR says

    how to change spelling mistake in voter ID ( virginal name: Rangaramu.h.r…in Voter id: Gangaramu.h,r)

  14. Rohit vishvari says

    Dear sir.
    I am Rohit vishvari
    S/O Brajendra Kumar Vishvari
    HNo.958
    Naya Pathakpura,
    TEH-Orai,
    DIST-JALAUN
    PINCODE-285001
    UP
    I have been also my voter id no. as UP/92/243/6044
    ZJU1117209
    sum my problem is surname & age loss my V I. card so kindly please request to you correct my V I. card.
    my correct name & age given billow
    ROHIT VISHVARI
    S/O BRAJENDRA KUMAR VISHVARI
    D.O.B- 02/02/1989
    high school marksheet roll no.- 1326314
    Sr.No-4500232
    A1163648
    1078/4514166

    Thanks & regards
    Rohit Vishvari

  15. sripada.pavan kumar says

    Hi.

    Iam pavan kumar.I lost my voter id, i have voter id no.but i dont know how to get original id.Please help me&suggest.

    Thanks& Regards,

    Pavan

    • says

      i have been alsomy voter i.d. no.itv0956532.some my problem is my husband name is wrongly printed. so please correct my husband name is as sanjay kumar sinha. my electoralregistration officer for125-bareilly cantt.

  16. Ajay Kumar Singh says

    I have change my address in the same state but deference assembly area. so how can i enroll in that area. if we do not have any residence proof in the new area.

  17. anil kumar says

    I have lost my Elrction voter ID & PAN CARD IN METRO AT RAJIV CHOUK some one pick pocketed. Regarding this fir has neen lodged at Kashmiri gate police station.Election ID No:SJE1303148, and my PAN CARD NO”AKRPK7950L.
    Please ome body can help me to get duplicate copy of above document.

    Thanks with Regards,
    Anil kumar. M Kamashetty.
    C-409, KIDWAI NAGAR(E)
    NEW DELHI-23

  18. vinay babu says

    In my parents voter cards , address is printed wrongly , i have applied for corrections and till now there is no updatation.

  19. Walter Boniface Fernandes says

    I have voter ID, Mumbai (Maharashtra) address, have permanently shifted to native place Mangalore, South Kanara, Karnataka – how to make changes/get new voter ID please?

  20. monish says

    I Monesh Prakash kadam I am make a voting voting I didn’t get the voting card how I got the voting card what is the process; because i fill the form -6 .

  21. P.MANIVANNAN says

    I applied voter id card in the Name of P.Manivannan my application no is.2303864332. (AS PER VOTERS LIST MY card no is MENTIONED RTG1399575)
    I received a letter on 9.1.2013 it shown my name is added in form 6 regitser part no 60 line no 1104 but i will not recd a voter id card. in this regard so many times i ask the ward office but there is no responsible to me. so how can i get a card and whom to contact. herewith i mentioned my addres for your reference. old no 207 new no 257, V.R.LAYOUT,V.K.ROAD,PEELAMEDU,COIMBATORE-641004
    WARM REGARDS
    P.MANIVANNAN

  22. says

    MY OLD VOTER CARD NO.HNK1763119 i applied new card new address G-1 block-A AKN SARADARAM RESIDENCY, 40-42,NORTH CAR STREET, CHIDAMBARAM-608 001 CUDDALORE DISTRICT PLEASE

  23. Nagaraj says

    Nagaraj.H
    October 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM
    I have lost my voter id n. SVF4618807 plees if possible re issue the same
    Nagaraj.H
    d o b 31/07/1984
    thanx

  24. BISWAJIT KALANDI MOHANTY says

    Sir,
    The undersigned registered for Voter ID Several times, but till today not received the original Votor ID. My Old Card details XKU6294946 (Yadi No. 193, Badnera-37) & address H. No.21, Vidarbha Premier Society, Near MIDC Office, Bye Pass Road, Amravati (Maharashtra) , PIN-444606

    B.Mohanty

  25. Suparna Sen says

    Sir,

    my aunt who is 77 years has lost her voter’s I.D. We are not having copy of the voters card. How can we get the card. Pl reply.

    Regards

    Mrs sen

  26. Devendra Sonker says

    I have submitted form for Voter Card last 26 October, can you suggest me how to get and when we recieved voter card

  27. Devender says

    I have been loss my voter id no IPN1238856 Please if possible re issue the same

    thanks
    Devender S/o Sh Zile Singh
    18 Chajju Ram Colony Near Daulat Ram School
    Kamruddin nagar
    Nangloi Delhi 41
    Mob O8813O87414

  28. Ambadas Baggi says

    I got my voter ID card but inspite of giving correct name that too in capital letter my family name is missing and in r\o my wife husband name is noted as fathers name it is really surprising thing how so many mistakes took place inspite of clear writing this has to be probed is this
    being done wantedly.

  29. Soniya says

    i lost my voter id card .my election number is wmu1447042.
    please provide my voter id card on my email.
    name :- soniya
    fathers name :- ravindra singh

  30. santosh kumar dubey says

    sir i live in kanpur shyam nagar-208013 . my name is already submit in voter list. but i have not recieved my voter id card. i am try many time with form fill up but my id card noy recieved me. pls help me.

  31. ANIL KUMAR says

    SIR MY ELECTION CARD IS LOSS PLS NEW ELECTION CARD ISSUSE
    OLD ELECTION CARD NO . XBU1090968
    VIDAN SABHA 187 ISAULI

  32. Rupak Kumar Jha says

    Sir,
    I along with my wife and brother, applied for including my name in the Voter List of varanasi nearly two month ago. But no information has yet been received by us. The names which we want to be included in the voter list is as follows:
    1. Rupak Kumar Jha
    2. Archana Jha W/o Rupak Kumar Jha
    3. Deepak Kumar Jha

    we come under Varanasi Cantt constituency.

  33. kusum Lata says

    SIR MY ELECTION CARD IS LOSS PLS NEW ELECTION CARD ISSUSE ,Please amendment my name kusum Lata in place of kusma Lata
    OLD ELECTION CARD NO . XAY1334127

  34. MD MURAD ALAM says

    sir
    I am Md.Murad Alam s/o Md shadrul haque my Address;-MAHALPAR. Town-Bihar sharif
    Distt.Nalanda 803101 But my voter id name-mohammad murad father name-shadarul haq my adress is same in voter id .but my name is no same i am filled two time 8number form submit .of my blo but no any risponse of my voter id.pls sir give any response. my voter id no-TGK0822114
    Please help me&suggest
    Thank’s&Regard’s

  35. rajesh kumar says

    My voter id cord number utf 8505851 please sir mera I’d cord mine Indore me nirvachan adhikari ko 2010 me reqvest karne par bhi mera I’d mujhe nahi mila sir mere pass I’d nahi hone par mujhe pareshani ho Rahi haiThai please reqvest sir rajesh kumar 131 shantinath puripuri Indore

  36. Ram Kumar Pathak says

    I lost my voter identity card and I applied three times though my B>L>O> but till date I could not get the same.
    I also approached to the local office but in vain.
    Ram kumar pathak
    Vill.+p.o. Bheldi
    distt. saran/ chapra
    Bihar
    Pin–841402

  37. Sandip Majumder says

    i lost my voter id card .my election number is CKW5296199.
    please provide my voter id card on my email.
    name :- Sandip Majumder
    fathers name :- Kalipada Majumder

  38. ajit shedge says

    maji oting id harvli ahi mala part milavi
    ajit shedge
    add sr no 10 unnati nagar gadital hadpsar pune 28
    phon no 7385869696

  39. Kalyan Kumar Das says

    Hi,

    I have submitted the form 6 to the local election office yesterday (9th March 2014). Can you please tell me by which date my name will be enlisted in the voter list and I will get my voter I card?

  40. Lohith kumar Suresh says

    Hello Sir,

    My self Lohith kumar
    s/o Suresh B

    I lost my voter id while travling this is my voter id no:XHL0407429 how can get the new card
    can you please gaid me.
    Regards
    Lohith

  41. Rajashekar Agganoor says

    Dear Sir/ Madam
    Greeting of the DAY and HAppy Holi in advance.
    I have a request related to my Ellection ID card.
    My election card was issued years back in 1995 which carries the old photograph and address given at that time.
    Now how do i get a new election card reissued. Can we have the address and telephone numbers of the issuing officer / office where the same can be done.
    My Assembly Constituency is Khairatabad, Hyderabad, AP
    Expecting a early reply.
    Regards
    Rajashekar Agganoor
    rajashekara@dcbbank.com
    09440248222

  42. deepak negi says

    i lost my epic and my wife epic card past two daz before and ill diddnt hav a photo copy what should ill do please suggest me way ……to make new epic card

  43. Neeraj Kumar says

    Sir, Lost my Voter ID Card no XJF0033324 please solution and provide new voter Id card
    Thanking you
    Name :- Neeraj Kumar S/0 Devki nandan
    DOB:= 10/10/1989
    Add :- Viil + post Dabathwa
    Tehsil :- Saradhana
    Distt :- Meerut (U.P)
    Pin No :- 250341

  44. rajendra halasagi says

    I am residing at kaatyayni residency B-503 near maruti school mulgaon andheri east mumbai-400093

  45. SUMAN KUMAR MOHANTA says

    Dear Sir/ma’am

    I lost my voter ID number :UZG0414664.So kindly request to you that reissue a new voter ID card and send to same e-mail ID or same address mentioned.
    Mobile No.: +918882631378

  46. Annapurna says

    I applied voter ID online I received VoterID card Nos and the names are included in the voters list but we have not received the VoterID cards.
    Voter ID Nos and names are blow:
    ZDR2319714 Annapurna desiraju
    ZDR2319748 Raghunath desiraju
    ZDR2319805 Bhavya Kimshuka P
    Please send us voter ID cards

    • payal deshmukh says

      which procedure for reissue the election card ? even i have’t id no. too of my last election card..

      thanks
      payal vipul deshmukh

  47. LALCHANDRA SINGH says

    I lost my voter card (CFS2323905).please re issue of voter card & please send my postal address & email add

  48. mohamd shaban khan says

    sir my name and my date of borth apply
    my tate of borth os misteken
    my (id)=fmk3945763
    12/02/1996 pe apply

  49. bhupendra sahu says

    please voter id card dublicate BHUPENDRA SAHU S/O-HEM LAL ID NOMBAR -WAHO778969 PLEASA SEND ME

    THANKS SIR
    BHUPENDRA SAHU

  50. udai pal says

    I HAVE LOSS MY ELECTION VOTER ID, CAN I SEE THE IMAGE OF MY VOTER ID ON NET AND DOWNLOAD.MY VOTER ID NO IS NRX0526277

  51. K.VIVEKANAND says

    Sir,
    The enumerator had collected three forms for issue of new voter I cards with the following details:
    1.K.VIVEKANAND s/o K.KISHTAIAH
    2.K.PHANIRAJA LAKSHMI w/o K.VIVEKANAND
    3.K.VINAY s/o K.VIVEKANAND
    all residing at 25 B, SURYA APARTMENTS, SECTOR-13,ROHINI, DELHI-110085.However, voter I.card of only my son at S.No.3 has been received. When I checked the latest voters list I find that my tenants premkumar,jyoti and their servant who vacated in January 2011 and no longer stay in my house are still figuring in the voters list with the above address astheir residence. This is highly irregular.I request you to kindly delete their names and issue voter I.cards for me and my wife whose names are at S.No. 1 and to above.
    Thanking you,
    yours faithfully,

    K.VIVEKANAND
    MOBILE:9871704327

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