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The Indian Voter ID card is a document issued by the Electoral Commission of India. It acts as an identity proof while casting votes in Elections. The ID card also acts as a general identity proof, address proof and age proof for purposes other than casting votes. The Voter ID card is also known as Electoral Photo ID card.

The initial Voter ID card was black and white in colour and was the size of a bank card. It is a laminated plastic card that contains the photo, name, address and date of birth of the card holder. It also contains a hologram sticker, a unique serial number and a stamped signature of the issuing authority. Any Indian citizen who is above the age of 18 and is qualified to be a voter can obtain the Voter ID card.

Color Voter ID

In order to rectify the mistakes in the old Voter ID card, the Election Commission of India is issuing a new Colour Voter ID card. The Colour Voter ID card will be issued to voters who have registered for new IDs and also to those who have applied for a correction in their old Voter ID card. Individuals who want to replace their old black and white Voter ID card for a Colour Voter ID card can do so by paying an additional fee of Rs.30 at the registration centre of their city or district.The photograph in the old Voter ID card was in black and white but the new Voter ID will contain the voter’s photograph in color.

How to Get Color Voter ID Card in India

Listed below are the steps to be followed in order to get a Color Voter ID

  • Visit the official website of your state
  • Click on the link specified for the registration of new PVC Voter ID
  • Enter the required details along with your mobile number
  • Upload your photograph
  • Submit the details
  • A verification code will be sent to the mobile number mentioned
  • Enter the code in the box specified for it
  • The site will send a identity code for your respective voter card
  • You will receive updates through SMS
  • The voter card will be sent to your house post within 45 to 60 days

One can also apply for the Colour Voter ID card offline through MEE seva or Eseva offices. The applicant just has to pay a mere fee of Rs.30 in order to get the new ID card in colour.

Colour Voter ID FAQ’s

  1. What is a colour voter ID card?

    A colour voter ID card is a new initiative by the Election Commission of India where voters will be issued with coloured voter ID cards.

  2. What is the information printed on a colour voter ID card?

    A colour voter ID card contains the holder’s full name, address, photograph, constituency and date of birth along with a hologram and unique serial number.

  3. What are the documents to be submitted by existing voter ID card holders for a colour voter ID card?

    Existing voters who wish to apply for a colour voter ID card have to merely provide their photograph as well as the necessary documents as per the specifications mentioned on the website of each state’s respective Election Commission website.

    A fee of Rs. 30 is to be paid towards the colour voter ID.

  4. Can I apply for a colour voter ID card offline?

    Yes, you can apply for a colour voter ID card offline by visiting your nearest e-Seva office or MEE Seva office and submitting an application for a colour voter ID card. Upon payment of the fee and submission of the necessary documents you will receive your voter ID card once your application has been processed.

  5. What is the difference between the old voter’s ID card and the new colour voter’s ID card?

    In addition to the new voter ID card being printed in colour instead of black and white, the new voter ID card will be printed on plastic.

  6. What are the documents to be submitted when applying for a new colour voter ID card?

    The following documents are to be submitted when applying for a new colour voter ID card:

    1. Proof of address.
    2. Proof of age (for applicants between the ages of 18 and 21 years).
    3. Photographs as per the specification mentioned on the website.
  7. How long will it take for my colour voter ID card to be processed?

    It generally takes between 45-60 days for the colour voter ID cards to reach applicant’s homes once the documents have been submitted.


News About Color Voter ID

  • Update your voter ID with color photo online

    Voters can now update their voter ID easily completely online with their latest color photograph. The online provision for changing the old black & white photograph has been recently made available by the Election Commission. To do this, voters only have to visit the website of the National Voters Portal Service and register using either the voter ID number, email ID, or mobile number after which a new password will be generated. Once logged in, the range of features available will be visible, such as fresh enrollment, deletion of voter ID, correction of individual information, migration, etc. Once the details are filled in, the name can be written in any regional language or English. After this, the registration serial number and registration part number has to be entered. Once this is done, the option to see details of name, date of birth, gender, address, and photo are visible. If anything needs to be updated, the appropriate option has to be selected. The new photograph can be uploaded in this section. After this, the submit button can be clicked after which no further edits can be made. The new voter ID with the updated color photograph will be sent by the Election Commission to the voter. Another facility that has been made online is the provision to add all voter members of the same family under the same polling booth.

    5 September 2019

  • Maharashtra election commission to provide colorful voter ID cards to 46 lakh voters

    The Maharashtra Election Commission will issue colorful voter identity cards to 46 lakh voters in the state. Besides having color for the first time ever, the voter IDs will also include other features such as the barcode. Out of the 46 lakh voter IDs, half will be home delivered.

    For a person to be eligible to vote, his or her name should be included in the voters list for the general elections. On the day of polling, the applicant should possess the EPIC-ID card which must be verified by the authorities on the polling booth. Not so long ago, computer black printed cards were given to the applicants which has now been converted into colorful Polymorising Vinyl Chloride (PVC) cards. For people who are still stuck with black printed cards and want to convert their Voter ID cards to PVC cards, they will have to file an application for it.

    The new ID card will be delivered to the home of the applicant by the Booth Level Officer (BLO) at his or her residence. For a change in any of the details of the previously registered applicant, he or she can submit an application to the responsible authorities. After the application has been submitted, changes can be made to the details of the applicant.

    Documents required

    • Identity proof:

    • The documents that can be accepted as identity proof are
    1. Passport
    2. Driving license
    3. Photo identity card (The identity card should be published by a state or central or government organization)
    4. Bank passbook with photo of the applicant
    5. PAN Card
    6. Smart card issued under National Population Register (NPR) by Revenue Generation Index (RGI)
    7. MNREGA card
    8. Health smart card issued by the ministry
    9. Aadhar card
    10. Pension card issued by the central government
    11. Cards issued by MP/MLAs

    What to do when you have not received your EPIC card?

    If you have not received your EPIC card, you should contact the nearest Voter Help center. The authorities will guide you on how to avail the EPIC card depending on your situation.

    28 March 2019

  • Voter ID cards will come with coloured photos and sleeker look

    The voter ID cards look dull and drab at present as they are all in black and white. However, this poor quality of the voter ID cards will change very soon as they will become sleeker in design. These new voter ID cards will also come with coloured photographs.

    In Delhi, most of the voters will be receiving their new voter ID cards at the electoral office via a new drive. During this drive all the black and white voter ID cards of the people will be replaced with new and improved voter IDs. This will be done by the DEOs (District Election Officers).

    22 September 2016

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