Today, Voter ID Card is a must requirement for casting a vote in India. It also acts as an identity card that helps you to get many services that are meant for law-abiding citizens. Hundreds of youngsters become new voters each year as they turn 18. With just a click of few buttons, you can apply for your Voter ID Card online.
However, is it easy and quick to apply for your voter card online? You might also have queries like, “How do you furnish the documents that are needed for applying for the card?” Read on to know more about how to get the election card through the internet.
Why To Get Voter ID Card Online?
Online registration for a Voter ID card saves people from standing in long queues and waiting for their turn to come. However, this is not the only reason why many rely on the internet to to get their voter card. Here are some utilities why many make a beeline for online registration of election card:
- It is easy, hassle-free, quick, and error-free
- It takes only a month to get the card compared to 9 months when one submits at the polling booth
- It is possible to make changes to existing card in just a jiffy
- It is convenient to know the status of voter id card through mobile phone updates
- It functions like an e-ticket where you can complete the process at your own convenient time.
What Must You Do?
It does not take much effort to apply for election card online. Technical bugs are regularly removed and the process is managed by top IT firms, Microsoft Corp and Tata Consultancy Services. You need to:
- Log on to the official site of your state’s Chief Electoral Officer.
- Click on option which says Form 6 (also referred to as ‘Application for including name in assembly constituency voters list)
- Enter your name, email ID and mobile number. A unique login number and password will be allotted to you.
- Log on with the unique login number and password you have been provided.
- Click on Form 6 online.
- Fill the form completely and accurately.
- Attach a passport-size color photograph.
- Click the “Submit” button.
…Your online application for electoral card is done. However, documents needed for approval must be hard copies that must be submitted at your voters’ facilitation center. The documents include copies of address and identity proof. Once the verification is done, your task for applying voter card is over.
Should you go for registration of Election Card online?
Chief Electoral Officer for each state is responsible for net-based registration process. Online registration was first introduced by Karnataka in mid 2011. Today, most of the new voters choose online registration process to get their voter card. Various certified websites are available on the net where you can register.Adequate care must be taken that you are not conned by dubious links or virus-inflicted sites.
The EC website states the details of the polling booths that have gone online and ready to accept web-based applications for the voter card. Google Maps are used to locate each polling booth to ensure that the right ones are registered for online submission of the application.
So, if you want a new voter’s card or want to change a typo error in your card, here is a chance. Just go online to do the needful.
How to Correct Mistakes in Voter ID Card Online?
When you apply for voter id card online, make sure that you enter all the details correctly and without any factual errors. Typo errors or mistakes in the details on your EPIC could hinder your chances of exercising your vote on the election day. Hence any such errors must immediately be rectified. This rectification of error could also be completed through voter id card online application. The form that you are required to fill, in order to correct these mistakes, is the election commission of India form no. 8. Although you can obtain this form from the VREC of your area and fill it by hand before submission, online application is generally the quicker and easier way.
To correct the mistakes online, just visit the ECI website which is www.eci.nic.in(link given at the end of this article). Once the webpage is completely loaded, make sure that you click the following option on the right hand section of the page: – ‘Apply for correction‘. Before you can access the online form no. 8 by clicking the mentioned option, you must be a registered user on the website. This is because the system asks for username and password. To become a registered user, just click on ‘New User Registration‘ below the section where you are asked to enter your username and password.
After successful new user registration, you can use the newly created username and password to log-in and access the online version of the form no. 8 for rectification of errors. In the form, you have to provide certain personal details along with the description of mistakes on your voter id card.
Apply Online for Voter ID Card Correction in Delhi
Delhi Assembly Re-elections 2015 are approaching. Did you apply for voter id card Delhi online? Are your voter details on the voter id card correct and free of typos? If not, you can head to the CEO Delhi website directly to apply for rectification of errors. Just register as a user on the CEO website and after that click on ‘Enroll Online’ and use the log-in details to sign-in. After signing in, just select the form no. 8 and fill it accordingly, following all the norms.
You also have to make sure that your details in the voters’ list of your constituency are correct and up-to-date and in case of errors, you must approach your local ERO or directly fill the form no. 8 for correction of errors by following the above mentioned steps. To check your voter id card Delhi details, you can simply SMS by typing ‘EPIC‘ <space> ‘Your Voter ID Card number‘ and send it to 7738299899
Important Links for Voter ID Card Online
- Official Election Commission of India website
- Link to apply for Voter ID Card online
- How to apply for Voter Card online on CEO Andhra website?[Video Guide]
- How to check the status of voter card online?
- CEO Delhi website: – www.ceodelhi.gov.in