How to rectify the mistakes in the Address of Voters ID Card?

After the amendment of the R.P. Act, it was decided that each voter in India would be given a photo-based voter card to cast votes. However, errors were noticed in many cards. With the formation of the website of Election Commission of India (ECI), it is now possible to rectify typo errors through the online process.

Why Errors Appear in Voter ID Card?

All citizens in India, who have attained adulthood, reside in the country, and have an eligible voter ID card, can cast votes. Each constituency in the country has a voters list where the names of the voters living in that constituency appear. The ECI is responsible for issuing the election cards.

However, there may be typo errors in the names, address, and father’s name of an individual. Here are some reasons why it occurs:

  • The information provided to the election commission officers were either wrongly jotted down by the representatives or wrong information was provided.
  • Many voters inadvertently typed in errors while submitting the application online.
  • Many typo errors occurred when the data is uploaded in the computer database
  • Errors occurred during translation, especially of names of a person or place.

Address – an Important Part in a Voter ID Card

Many voters, who have received a voter’s card with errors in it, do not bother to change it. However, this can cause a serious problem later on. For instance, a voter card is a valid identity card that identifies the person and certifies the place of residence. When the address is incorrect, this I-card may not be taken for verification.

The photo-identity electoral card is also used today to get e-tickets, such railway tickets, and book hotels. You may be asked to furnish the same for applying for passport or visa. If the address is wrong, you may face more problems.

Rectifying Errors in Address Online

Correct errors in Voter ID Card - Address mistake in Election Card

Why keep a faulty voter ID card when you can change the text in the card, especially rectify the typo errors in the address section. Remember, it is hassle free today as the process can be done with just a few clicks on the computer.

The State Election Commission (SEC), which works under the orders of the Election Commissioner, takes charge on grievances of the voters in that particular state. You need to log in to your state ECI website, and go through the following steps:

  • Visit E-registration Menu Item. The Correct your Card option is displayed.
  • Click the Correct your Card option. Form 8 is downloaded for you in a separate window.
  • Fill in the parameters in the form. Make sure they are correct in all respect. You need to furnish details such as, the constituency, district, and personal credentials.
  • Fill in the details mentioned in your existing voter’s ID card, such as EPIC number, name of your constituency, email ID, and mobile number.
  • Upload your passport size photograph in the photo upload section.
  • Click the Translate button to translate the form inputs into your regional language. The translated version of the form is displayed. You need to check it thoroughly to see if the spellings or words are correct.
  • Click the Save button to save the application. An application number will be displayed.
  • Print the saved application or convert the same to a PDF file and take printout of the same later.

… After the acknowledgment, the Election Registration Officer (ERO) or the Booth Level Officer (BLO) will verify the details mentioned in the application form. If correct, you would soon get your new voter ID card with rectified address.

Remember, you can also visit your nearest ERO to get the said form.

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Comments

  1. Dr Kailash Nath Singh says

    many years ago i with my family went allahabad collectorate for voter id. after fulfilling all the formalties including photo snap,we came back in anticipation that we will get card. but after about 8 years we are still waiting. when ever i asked ,i was told that your card is ready , will get sooon but still waiting and waiting…………………………………

  2. S.TAMILARASI says

    I want to change in voter ID old ADDRES , i want a new ADDRES, and what is procedure of change in my old addres . pls reply me.
    thank you
    with regards
    S.TAMILARASI
    9500021393

  3. arjun chandrakant kashid says

    i fill the forms last year but i didnt recieve my voter card yet what should i do now

  4. Binod Kumar says

    I have my voter ID. But photo is not clear and there is some error in DOB and name. How to get it clear

  5. Rajeev chhabra says

    We are living at rohini delhi. We have submitted all information at nearest poling booth for change of address in our voter cards – 3 nos. (My father, myself and my mother) But we have not received voter cards till now. Please let me know where we have to contact.

  6. DEV KUMAR KHANNA says

    I have voter ID for voting in Nagar Nigam election but it can not use in Lock Sabha and Vidhan Sabah election . How can this Voter I card modifed so that it can be used in all election held in India and how can I add my name in Lock Sabha and Vidhan Sabah elections List.
    D K Khanna
    6/303, Kautilya Apartment , Vasundhra .Ghaziabad

  7. says

    I am SMRITI MUKHERJEE. My name in ECI identity card BR/51/294/246048 shows SMRIPATI MUKHARJI. Husband’s name is shown as S.K.Mukharji. This should be S.K.Mukherjee.
    Please help correct and deliver new corrected card soon.
    Smriti Mukherjee

  8. SACHIN MARUTI MANDALE says

    I want to change in voter ID NAME , i want NAME and what is procedure of change in my NAME . pls reply me.
    thank you
    with regards
    SACHIN MANDALE
    9819926821

  9. k muthu says

    Dear Sir/madam,

    I have updated my correct details in voter id as per your direction but finally i am unable get application id, after giving submit option following error screen appeared. please guide me how to update my correct details.

    Thanks & Regards

    K.Muthu

    Tamil Nadu Elections Department
    Online Enrollment

    FORM 8
    [See rules 13(3) and 26]

    Application Id: Could not allocate space for object ‘dbo.E_FORM8′ in database ‘eapp2010_New’ because the ‘PRIMARY’ filegroup is full. Create disk space by deleting unneeded files, dropping objects in the filegroup, adding additional files to the filegroup, or setting autogrowth on for existing files in the filegroup.
    Application for correction to particulars entered in electoral roll(** — indicates compulsory)

    –> Click Virtual Keyboard to type in Tamil

    ( For transliteration of your names, type the name in English and press space bar. You can also edit the spelling by clicking the virtual key board )

    CHECK YOUR VALID E-MAIL ID AND CONFIRM THE MAIL

  10. Sunil Kumar Sarkar. says

    Sir,
    I am Sunil Kumar Sarkar. My name in ECI identity card WB/24/162/390378 shows Sunil Sarkar. This should be Sunil Kumar Sarkar. House no is also wrong. It should be 115/1/1. Please do needful.

    Thanks.
    Sunil Kumar Sarkar.
    09179903046.

  11. viswanathan says

    ID CARD NO. SKU0969725
    wrong date of birth in id card : 25/06/1994
    correct date of birth : 20/06/1994

    wrong door no. in the card : 79/24
    correct door no. : 24/79

    pl update it and let know the fact through mail

  12. shamsul qamar says

    hi,
    i have lost my voter card, and also my name was incorrectly written in voter id card, so now please tell me how to get a duplicate voter card with correct name.

    my name is SHAMSUL QAMAR
    but in voter card it was samsul qamar

  13. Shrushti Prashant Chavan says

    I got married having marriage certificate wants to know the procedure to change the Full Name I have Gazzet Copy also.

  14. Hariom Kumar Chauhan says

    Dear Sir,

    How to change the husband’s name of my wife’s voter id card. as of now there is husband’s name as her father’s name. please confirm how can change???

  15. linkesh says

    showing memory full in database…

    Could not allocate space for object ‘dbo.E_FORM8′ in database ‘eapp2010_New’ because the ‘PRIMARY’ filegroup is full. Create disk space by deleting unneeded files, dropping objects in the filegroup, adding additional files to the filegroup, or setting autogrowth on for existing files in the filegroup.

  16. M.Sankara Narayanan says

    Dear sir/Madam,
    i want to change the name in voter id and initial, so what is the procedure for that. please send me the reply

  17. Sivannarayana.Jeedimalla says

    Dear sir,

    I want to change the address in my voter id card. so what is the procedure for that. please send me the reply.

  18. SURESH KUMAR .K says

    dear sir.. my name is k.suresh kumar my wife of kummaridula Maheshwari. she village is misstake sir. i am Andhra predesh state and Andole consultancy . my village is Dakur. Mandal is Andole, district Medak. h-no-6-68. maheshwari i.d. number is UVT1201060.
    I AM RESPECTED SIR.. JUST CHANGE TO VILLAGE DAKUR.

  19. D.RAMU says

    my dear sir… my name is change of just misstake…in only dagudu Ramoo. is misstake sir.. just change to i am requested sir right name is Dagudu Ramu. my village and mandal Andole. h-no-7-40/1. i.d number uvt0264704.
    pleace change to only name. dagudu RAMU.

  20. anwar khan says

    distt amethi 184 vidhan sabha jsgdishpur vill mahemau me ek voter id khushnuma ke naam se bani hai jisme mohammad anwar khan ko father dikhaya gaya hai jabki wo hasband hai.so isko correct karne ki krapa karen.8115865286.

  21. IDRIS AYUB CHOUHAN says

    Sir I idris chouhan filling the form no 8 from Parle east for correction my name on 30/4/13 please issue my I’d card

  22. K S PRASATH says

    I want to change in voter ID old ADDRESS , i want a new ADDRESS, and what is procedure of change in my old address . pls reply me.
    thank you

    ID NO- IBW0531616
    FATHER NAME: SADHASIVAM
    DATE OF BIRTH: 02/06/1990

    My old address : 13A/4, NALLATHNNEEERKULAM STREET, PODATUR PET- 631208.
    New Address : 13, DHARUMARAJA KOIL STREET, PODATUR PET-631208.

    Regards,
    Prasath K S,
    prasathprabu22@gmail.com,
    9940663081.

  23. SAEED BASHIR ANSARI says

    RECENTLY I RECIEVED MY VOTER ID MY INTERED WRONG WHERE I HAVE SUBMITTED MY ADDERSS PROF ELECTRICITY BILL RATION CARD AADHAR CARD.ID NO RSC8901985.MY ADDRESS:KOHINOOR TOWER PLOT A/22,FLAT B-301,SECTOR-14,KALAMBOLI,PANVEL,410218. Mobile:+91-9821433999.THANK YOU.

  24. ANUBHAV BHARDWAJ says

    I enrol on line for voter id after same time I received sms for rejected enrolment
    I have all the all address profs like aadhar card, NPR Acknowlegement slip or my wife voter id card for same address

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  1. […] Few things like:- a wrongly spelt name, an error in the mentioned date of birth or wrongly mentioned address on your Voter ID Card or in the electoral roll could narrow down your chances of being allowed and entry to the polling booth. With such a large-scale and weight these elections have on their backs, one would not find it desirable to lose a chance to vote just because of such petty mistakes. Therefore you must fill the Voter ID Form No. 8 as soon as possible, if you think that there is any discrepancy in your Voter ID Details. This form is specifically meant for rectification of erred voter details. You could easily fill this form Online, on your state’s CEO Website or on the ECI Website mentioned earlier. Give this article a thorough read before applying for correction of voter detail errors:- http://voteridcard.org.in/97/rectify-address-mistake-voter-id-card […]

  2. […] Few things like, a wrongly spelt name, an error in the mentioned date of birth or wrongly mentioned address on your Voter ID Card or an error in your name in the electoral roll could narrow down your chances of being allowed an entry to the polling booth to vote. With such an important election, one would not find it desirable to lose a chance to vote just because of such petty mistakes. Therefore you must fill the Voter ID Form No. 8 as soon as possible, if you think that there is any discrepancy or mistake in your Voter ID Details. This form is specifically meant for rectification of erred voter details. You could easily fill this form online via on your state’s CEO Website or on the ECI website mentioned earlier. Give this article a thorough read for rectifying the errors in your Voter ID Card or Voters List :- http://voteridcard.org.in/97/rectify-address-mistake-voter-id-card […]


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