Voter ID Cards are issued by the Election Commission of India. It is a direct passport to the polling booth for assembly and parliamentary Elections and hence affect the whole democracy by your choice of candidate. It is not only restricted for polling purpose but a Voter ID Card also acts as an identity proof, you can also use it to book tatkal tickets and get driving license.
We highlight to you the process of getting a Voter ID Card, the various forms that has to be submitted whereas in this article we will tell you the various ways to check the status of your Voter ID Card- online and offline.
Many a times various questions might have haunt you like- Can I check the status of my Voter ID Card through SMS? So read ahead to get all the related to the status of a Voter ID Card.
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.
How to Check the Status of Your Voter ID Card Online?
Your voter id card is not just important on the Election Day. An election ends but the job of a voter and his/her voter card does not end. One has to constantly follow news, opinions, event and data to make sure that the elected representative or the government is living up to the expectations. If not, the voter has to look for the alternatives that he/she could choose whenever an opportunity to vote appears again.
Therefore the whole democracy works in this dynamic way. Things keep on changing and there is always an opportunity to catch up and make up for the mistakes in choosing candidates that were made by the voters. The one thing remains constant is the voter id card in your hand.
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.
How Can Offline Users Check Their Name In The Voter List?
Some may argue that an internet connection has a great outreach and there might not be many people without it but nevertheless it is not surprising to hear that the mobile services have a much greater outreach than internet. Supported by this fact, people without an internet connection can check their name in the voter list just by sending a simple text message. The layout of the text message is as follows:-
Just SMS ‘EPIC’<SPACE>’Voter ID Card No.’ and send it to 9211728082.
By this way you can save a trip to the Election Office if you want to check your name in the Voter’s List of your constituency.
The election commission although has to go a long way in order to make the Voter ID Card issuing process and related tasks easier for the people who have no internet connection, but this move, through which offline users can check their name in the Voter List through an SMS, would surely open a lot more avenues and enable many more electoral tasks to be conducted using mobile phones and hence make things easier for both online and offline citizens.
How Do I Track My Voter ID Card Status via SMS or Call?
There are 2 ways to track your Voter card via phone – SMS or Phone Call.
After successfully applying for the Voter ID card you will receive a unique Serial Number. Using this serial number you can easily track the Voter ID Card via SMS or Phone Call but remember you can’t track it immediately after applying for the card. You have to wait for 4-5 weeks then only you will be able to track it. Here’s the step by step to track your Voter ID Card:
1) Go to Message in your Mobile
2) Type your Voter ID Card Unique Serial Number
3) Send it to 9433633333
1) Call from BSNL or MTNL to 1506 and follow the instructions in Hindi or English language
2) You can also call to 0124-2888-888
Note: Currently you can talk only in Hindi and English language. You can also contact to the customer care to know the status of your card.
After completing your application, voter ID card status can be tracked either online or on phone. Every State has its official site for voter ID card application and tracking. The location of VREC, Closest Designation Location and BLO and any other necessary information can be found on that site.
Voter ID Card Status Track for Resident of Uttar Pradesh
In case you live in Uttar Pradesh and want to check your voter ID card application status in this state then here is the method. Just visit the CEO Website of UP i.e www.ceouttarpradesh.nic.in On the home page you can easily find a column names ‘Online Voter Services’. Under that column there is an icon that reads ‘Know your Application Status’. Just click the icon and select the correct option for each of the following:-
• Assembly Constituency
• Form Type
• Date or Period of application
If you do not have the above mentioned information you can simply search for your application status in UP by entering the Applicant name or the application form number. You can also get detailed guide on Voter ID Card Uttar Pradesh here
You can also Visit the following State Election Commission Links to check the status of your Voter id Card:
The above information would surely help you get your election commission of India identity card and hence let you exercise your franchise to vote without any obstacles whenever the election day approaches. However you must ensure that you keep yourself updated with all the information and press releases by the ECI or your State’s CEO so that you are in line with the latest advancements being made in the voter registration sphere. You must contact the concerned officials like the BLO, ERO or the Polling Officers in case of doubts or call the help line numbers provided by the CEO Website of your state. For example, the Voter Helpline number for Delhi is 1950 or 1800111400