Once in every few years, door-to-door campaign is done by the Booth Level Officers (BLO) to update the voter list and distribute voter ID card to people who are yet to get it. But, why wait for such a long time to get an updated election card? Without an updated voter card, you may be barred from voting and many other services offered to those having updated voter card. Here’s an ‘An Overview of Voters List and Its Importance in India‘.
Many new voters, existing voters who want to update their address in voter card or change the typo in their names in the electoral card, go online and submit a corresponding form. After submitting the form for a voter card update, or inclusion of name in the voter list, voters need to wait for some time to see the result. However, going to the Election Registration Office (ERO)’s office can be troublesome for many. As all state Chief Electoral Officer’s website has been created, it is now easy to check the status of the voter ID card online.
When is it Necessary to Check the Status of Voter Card?
Consider a situation where you have completed the registration of the voter card. If you have not received the courier with the ID card or no verification team has come to your house, you need to contact the ERO, polling station, local Tahsildar, or Zonal Officer in particular area from where you have applied.
Some glitches can happen during the distributed voter cards by the BLOs. The BLOs may not have found you at your house during their visit for verification. Lastly, the card may get lost during transit.
You should wait at least a month if you have applied for your voter card update online. If however, you don’t get any response within 2-to-3 months you should log in to the CEO website to know at which stage your application is stuck. A quick check on the web can help voters to know the status of their application.
Steps to Check Election Card Status
To find out the status of your election card, you need to follow the steps:
- Log into your state CEO’s website. When submitting the form, you had received a unique user name, password. You must login with that login name to enter the site to check the status of your election card.
- Click the link “EPIC Status” from the left navigation panel. The Know Your Application Status page is displayed.
- Specify the right form from the list.
- Specify the option you want to key in to conduct the search. It can be Application ID, house number, or your name.
- Specify the information in the text box based on the option you had specified before.
- Click the Submit button.
…The status of your election card is displayed.
Visiting ERO – the Last Option
Consider a situation where you have checked the status of your election card online and found that the status reads, “Distribution in progress.” However, even after waiting for 3 months, you don’t get your ID card. What will you do now? You must then visit the ERO located near your residence. The ERO may seek a written complaint about the status of your card to take further action.
Many operations performed for elections are accomplished online today. To manage the voter lists of all assembly constituencies online is no small a task. Errors do crop in. However, majority of the people today are satisfied with the online interaction.
You can easily check status of your voter card or electoral roll online. If you are still not getting your updated voter card or voter list, a visit to the ERO’s office is a must.