Kerala which is also known as Keralam was formed on November 1, 1956. It’s the 13th largest state in the country and is famous for tourism, not only in India but internationally also. Our god’s own country is one of the top 10 PARADISES of the world according to National Geographic Traveler. It has 20 Parliamentary Constituencies and 140 Assembly Constituencies. (Source: Wikipedia)
According to the latest revised electoral list, there are a total of 22,878,767 voters, with 11,919,652 women (52%) and 10,959,115 men (48%). There are 20,758 polling booths in 11,662 polling locations in the state. In the last (2011) Kerala Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) elections the voter turnout was 75.12%, which was as expected from the State with the 2nd highest Literacy rate. (Source: Wikipedia)
So, the 2015 Kerala Assembly elections are round the corner and you would obviously want to vote because you know that your vote counts and could make a difference or the difference. So, if you don’t have a Voter ID card, do not worry and here’s how you could get it.
How to apply for Voter ID Card Kerala?
Voter ID Card Application in Kerala is a simple process. Have a look –
STEP 1- Online Application:
Open the Following link for Online Voter Registration:
Select ‘Self‘ and then click on ‘Proceed‘
A. Select your ‘District of Residence‘
Type your ‘Date of Birth‘. If you don’t know your Date of birth then, click on ‘Don’t know your exact DOB’ and enter your age.
Enter ‘Voter ID Card Number of your family member/nearest neighbour included in the current electoral roll of the new place of residence’
B. Choose ‘Yes‘ or ‘No‘ for the following:
‘Do You Have an Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC)?’
‘Are You a Keralite residing abroad (Non-Resident Indian)’
C. Click on ‘Proceed to Step 2’
A. Enter ‘Voter ID Card Number of your family member/nearest neighbour included in the current electoral roll of the new place of residence’
B. Choose ‘Relation to Applicant’
C. Click on ‘Proceed to Step 3’
A. Fill in the detailed form with all your details.
B. After filling the form and before submitting you must read and accept the affidavit, for which you have to click on ‘Before saving the Application You must read and accept Affidavit’ at the bottom of the form.
C. Enter the Captcha code and click on ‘Proceed‘
And *voila* you are done!
Generally within the next few days, a/an State/Election Commission representative should visit your home to verify your Address and submitted details during the filling up of Online Voter Registration Form. After verification of all your details you should receive your Voter ID card at your place.
If you don’t get the Voter ID card within 6 months of Applying you should approach the Office of Electoral Officer along with APPLICATION ID(that you received via text)to seek the reasons/clarifications. You can also file an RTI with this application number.
How to check Voter ID card status Kerala?
Waiting too long for your Voter ID card to come? To Check your Status, click here. Enter the details required and you are done!
You can also find out your Voter ID card status:
Via SMS: You can also check if your name is in the electoral list or not via SMS. For this, type ELE <Your Voter ID card number> and send it to either 54242 or 537252.
Via Helpline: If you want more help regarding anything you can call 1950 or 04713912344
How to Duplicate voter ID card Kerala?
If you have lost your Voter ID Card or it has got damaged then, download and print the the Form 002. Click here to download the form for Duplicate Voter ID Card Kerala.
You will have to file an FIR first and you will have to submit it along with the documents in order to be able to get a duplicate voter ID card.
Complete the form and submit it to the BLO officer and you will be receive the duplicate Voter ID after the verification process is complete.
How to make Voter ID Card Correction Kerala?
To make corrections in your application form, click on the following link:
Enter the following details:
a. Application Number
b. Date of Birth
And then click on ‘Edit Application Details’
Make Changes in Voter ID Card Kerala
You have changed your constituency and you want this to reflect in your Voter ID card? Why worry, when we’re here!
You can do this in two ways:
Offline way of doing it:
FORM6 has to be filled and submitted to the ERO of the Assembly Constituency
Online way of doing it:
FORM6 has to be filled on the NVSP website
Click on the following link to access the CEO Kerala Website and then fill and submit it
Removing names from Electoral List Kerala
If you want to remove a name in case of a death, there are two ways of doing this:
Offline way of doing this:
FORM7 has to be filled and submitted to the ERO of your Assembly Constituency
Online way of doing this:
FORM7 has to be filled and submitted online
If you have shifted to a new constituency within the same state and want to remove your name then, you’ll have to fill FORM6.
How to conduct Voter Search Kerala?
In case you want to search for your name or your family’s click on the following link http://www.ceo.kerala.gov.in/rollsearch.html
You can search by entering the Electoral Photo Id Card Number
You can search by selecting a District and Legislative Assembly Constituency and then entering the following details
b. Relation Name (Name of Father/Mother/Husband/Guardian)
c. House Name
And then click on ‘Search’
CEO Kerala Website
This website allows you to know more about the Election History of the Lok Sabha and the Vidhan Sabha, contact numbers of the officials working in the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, elected members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha (from Kerala) and the Vidhan Sabha,etc.
You can also register for a new EPIC, search for your name in the Electoral Roll and lots more.
Voter ID Card Kerala Forms
The following are the useful forms can be found on the website of the CEO,Kerala:
ECI EPIC 001 Form: Replacement/Duplicate Electoral Photo Identity Card
FORM 6: Inclusion of names
FORM 7: Objection on inclusion of names
FORM8: Correction of entries in the Electoral Rolls
FORM 8A: Change of Address or Transposition of entry in Electoral Rolls
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