Voter ID in Bihar

The Bihar state election commission was formed in the year 1994 under the Bihar Panchayat Raj Act, 1993. Currently, the chief electoral officer of Bihar state election commission is HR Shrinivasa. Like any other state election commission, the function of the Bihar state election commission is to ensure elections are conducted in a free and fair manner.

Bihar Elections 2019
Bihar Elections 2019

Apply for a voter ID in Bihar

Registering for a voter’s ID card is now a simple process with the Bihar Election Commission offering individuals both online as well as offline methods of registration. The process of online registration makes it easier for applicants as they do not have to go to the electoral office and register themselves, but can fill up a form and begin the process. Apply for voter ID in Bihar either using the online or offline mode.

How to apply for Voter ID Card online in Bihar?

You can directly apply for voter ID card in Bihar online. The online application process is listed in detail below:

  • Visit the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar, and click on the option - “Citizen Services/Online Registration”.
  • The next step is to select the form that is to be filled as per the requirement. If you are a new user and want to register yourself on the website, start out by filling up Form 6.
  • As soon as you see the form being displayed on the screen, fill the required details and submit the details to register yourself for the service.
  • After entering all the details on form 6 and registering yourself, you will receive a code. Use the code to sign into the portal and access the forms available on the website.
  • You can either fill out the details on the form and submit it immediately or submit at a later time.
  • Upload the required documents such as the age, address proof and your passport size photograph.
  • After the form has been submitted, you will get a reference number which is to be used to track the status of the application.
  • All the information that you have submitted on the website via the form will be verified by the Booth Level Officer (BLO).
  • After all the information entered by you is verified, the voter ID will be sent to the mentioned address.

How to apply for Voter ID Card offline in Bihar?

A person can also apply for a voter ID offline in Bihar by visiting the state election commission office. The steps to apply for a voter ID card offline are as follows:

  • As an applicant, you need to visit the nearest electoral office and if you do not have a voter ID, register for one by filling Form 6.
  • The next step is to fill the specific form as per your requirement and attach the required documents to it such as the address proof, birth certificate and passport size photographs.
  • All the documents have to submitted to the concerned electoral office either by post or in person.
  • All the information that you have submitted in person to the electoral office will be verified by the Booth Level Officer (BLO).
  • After all the information entered by you is verified, the voter ID will be sent to the mentioned address.

Documents to be Submitted for Voter ID in Bihar

The following documents are to be submitted along with your application form when applying for a voter ID in Bihar:

  • Proof of address: The documents that can be accepted as proof of address are:
  1. Passport of the applicant
  2. Ration card
  3. Utility bills
  4. Aadhar card
  5. Driver’s licence
  • Proof of age: The documents that can be accepted as for proof of age of the applicant are:
  1. Birth certificate
  2. Passport of the applicant.
  3. PAN card
  4. Aadhar card
  5. Driver’s licence
  6. Recent passport sized photographs

How to track voter ID status in Bihar?

Currently, there is no website available online on which a person can check the voter ID status online. However, a person can check whether his or her name is included in the voter list or not by visiting the link , which is a PDF and contains the list of registered voters. Another option is to visit the NVSP website for which the link is //electoralsearch.in/. Although there are no options on the BIHAR CEO website to check the status of voter ID, there are other modes through which a person can which do this. They are:

  • Searching the status of voter ID by entering in your details:
  1. The name of the applicant.
  2. The name of the father or husband of the applicant (whichever is applicable).
  3. Age or date of birth, gender, state of residency and the constituency from which the applicant has registered to vote.
  • Searching for the status of voter ID by entering the Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC) number: As the applicant, you can also search for details related to your voter ID card by entering the EPIC number provided a unique voter ID card has already been issued to you. In addition to entering the EPIC number, you also need to enter your state of residence.
  • Searching for the status by sending an SMS: As the applicant, you can also check the voter ID status in Bihar by sending an SMS on the number 56677.
  • Calling the dedicated ECI helpline: A person can also call the ECI helpline number by dialling the number - 1950.

How to apply for duplicate Voter ID Card online in Bihar?

A voter ID card is an official government-issued document that permits the bearer to participate in the electoral process. It is also used as a form of identity as well as address proof for a variety of purposes and is, therefore, an important document.

As many individuals carry their voter ID card with them as a form of identification. There may be an time when your card gets misplaced or lost. It could also be stolen or suffer wear and tear, making it unusable. In such situations, the Election Commission permits you to apply for a duplicate voter ID card. This can be done both offline as well as online.

The process for applying for a duplicate voter ID card online in Bihar is mentioned below:

  • Download Form EPIC-002, which is the application form for duplicate voter ID card.
  • Fill in the details as required, such as your address, name, constituency etc.
  • In the event your voter ID card was stolen or lost, you will have to attach a copy of the FIR registered at a police station along with your form.
  • Submit the form along with the supporting documents to the electoral office where you are registered as a voter.
  • After your application has been verified, you will be issued a duplicate voter ID card.
Situations under which an applicant can apply for a voter ID in Bihar

There are different situations under which a person can apply for a duplicate voter ID card in Bihar. They are:

  1. If the original voter ID card that was issued to the applicant has been stolen.
  2. If the original voter ID card of the applicant is lost.
  3. If the original voter ID card in the possession of the applicant is in such a condition that it is unusable.

In case the voter ID of the applicant is lost or has been stolen, he or she has to file an FIR for the same.

How to apply for a duplicate voter ID offline in Bihar

To apply for a duplicate voter ID offline in Bihar, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the nearest electoral office in which you are registered as a voter and obtain a form of EPIC-002 from there.
  • Fill the form with the details required and attach the relevant documents that are required.
  • If you are applying for a duplicate voter ID because it has been stolen, remember to attach the FIR that you have filed with the police department regarding the same.
  • Submit the form to the electoral officer in the electoral office.
  • After all the information submitted by you has been successfully verified by the concerned authorities, you will be able to receive the duplicate voter ID card.

How to apply for duplicate Voter ID Card online in Bihar?

To apply for a voter ID online in Bihar, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the election commission website and download the EPIC-002 form.
  • Fill in the details that are required in the form.
  • If you are applying for a duplicate voter ID card because it was stolen, attach the FIR that you filed with the police department regarding the same.
  • Take a printout of the form and the documents that are required to be attached to it and submit them at the electoral office in the constituency where you are registered as a voter.
  • After the concerned authorities verify the information submitted by you, you will be issued a duplicate voter ID card.

How to Make Corrections in a Voter ID Card Online in Bihar?

If there are certain corrections to be made in your Voter ID such as name, etc, you can do so via the online or offline mode. Voter ID is a document that is accepted as identity and address proof and any information in it about the holder should be completely correct. To make a correction in the voter ID card, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the website of the Chief Electoral Commissioner of Bihar and then click on the National Voters Service Portal (NVSP) option.
  • The next step is to click on the ‘Correction of Entries in Electoral Roll’ tab.
  • You have to download Form 8A which is to be filled for correction of an entry in the electoral roll.
  • Fill the required details.
  • After submitting the form, a reference number will be generated which will help the applicant track the status of the application.
  • The application, after all the details have been submitted, will be verified by the electoral officer.
  • After all the formalities have been completed, you will receive the voter ID application through post on the address mentioned in the form.

How to Change Address in Voter ID Card in Bihar

Earlier, changing your address in voter ID card was a tedious process in which all sorts of different applications had to be filled. Now the election commission has made it a very easy and simple process and only one form is required to be filled and submitted. The change of address can be done either via the offline or online method.

How to change address in the voter ID card online in Bihar

A person can change an address in the voter ID online in Bihar by following the steps mentioned below:

  • The applicant has to log on to the National Voters Services Portal website. The applicant can do so by clicking on the linkhttp://www.nvsp.in/
  • After visiting the page, the applicant has to click on the "Apply online for registration of new voter/due to shifting.
  • Next, you have to download Form 8A from the available options and fill the details required.
  • The details to be filled in the form include the applicant name and current residential address and the proof for the new address to which you will be shifting.
  • You will also have to upload a document that acts as a proof for your current address.
  • After all the required documents have been attached, submit the form online.
  • All the information that has been submitted in the form will be verified by the electoral officer and then if the information is correct, the voter ID card will be delivered to your new address.

How to change address in the voter ID card offline in Bihar

To change the address in voter ID offline in Bihar, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the electoral office of the constituency in which your new address is situated.
  • Collect a copy of Form 8A and fill it with all the details required.
  • Attach any documents that are required to be attached to the form.
  • At the electoral office, you will be given a reference number which can be used to track the status of the application.
  • Once you have completely filled the form with all the details and attached all the documents required, submit the form to the same office from where you collected it.
  • The submitted information will be verified by the Electoral officer and if everything is correct, the new voter ID with the change in the address will be dispatched to your new address.
Check voter list in Bihar

Bihar Elections 2019

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar is scheduled to be held in six different phases. The dates on which the elections will be held are April 10, 17, 30 and May 7 and 12. The votes will be counted on May 16.

The results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were as follows:

Name of political party Number of seats won
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 22
Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) 6
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) 4
Janata Dal (United) 2
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) 3
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 1
Indian National Congress (INC) 2
Independent 0

Facts about Bihar politics

The major political parties in Bihar are Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Janata Dal (United), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Lok Janashakti Party (LJP).

Currently, a coalition government of Janata Dal (United) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power in the state.

Chief Minister of Bihar

Currently, Nitish Kumar is the Chief Minister of Bihar. The last legislative assembly elections were held in 2015.

Election commissioner of Bihar

The election commissioner of Bihar is HR Srinivasa.

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News About Voter ID Card in Bihar

  • EC initiates EVM verification in Bihar

    The First Level Checking (FLC) of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Bihar has begun in 5 districts in Bihar for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The machines will be checked thoroughly before they are distributed across the state for polling as per Chief Electoral Commissioner (CEC) of Bihar, HR Srinivasa. The announcement by the CEC was made a during an event held for an explanation of the operation, handling and transportation of EVMs and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) to the state district election officers. Under the FLC process, the EVMs and VVPATs are verified functionally and physically.

    After the FLC is completed, the EVM Tracking System(ETS) software is used to allocate which VVPAT and EVM will be at which polling booth. Each equipment can be identified as it has a unique serial number. The EVMs are tested at temperatures ranging from -5 degree centigrade to 55-degree centigrade. The EC is also imparting the knowledge of how to handle the voting equipment to the state level election officers. In addition to the state election officials, the EC has also employed NGO workers and political party members for the same.          

    11 September 2018

  • Ex-BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra re-elected to Bihar Bar Council

    The results of the Bihar Bar Council elections which were held on the orders of the Supreme Court are out after a period of almost three months. Among the 25 winning members, senior counsel and former Bar Council of India Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra’s name also features. In the long-overdue elections, as many as 243 advocates had contested. It needs to be mentioned here that 38,920 votes were cast during the elections as per an article published in a leading newspaper.

    Mishra, along with Prem Nath Ojha, Rajendra Prasad Singh, Yogesh Chandra Verma, Sachidanand Singh, Ramakant Sharma, Jai Prakash Singh and Shashi Shekhar Kishore all tallied 149,693 points, under a system where each vote counted for 100 points.

    It is worth mentioning here that the Bar Council of India and the state bar councils had managed to delay elections for years citing the reason that members’ terms had expired until the country’s apex bank intervened. The Supreme Court had also ordered the Bar councils of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal to hold elections in the month of March.

    14 June 2018

  • Patna-designed Apps Pave Way for Smooth Elections

    A Patna based software company’s applications are being used by the Election Commission to help conduct elections smoothly. The company, Software Education and Research Private Limited (SERPL) has designed 4 apps which are currently in use- Suvidha, Samadhan, Sugam and BMF (Basic Minimum facility).

    Through Suvidha, political parties are able to apply to the Election Commission for permission to conduct rallies, canvass using vehicles etc.

    Samadhan enables voters to lodge complaints regarding violation of the election code of conduct, voter ID card and voters list. Filing a complaint through the app send the request directly to the concerned authority, with the complainant receiving an acknowledgement and a notification once the issue has been handled.

    Both Sugam and BMF have been designed for electoral officials, with Sugam being used to keep an account of poll vehicles and their payments. BMF is used to ensure guidelines regarding polling stations are adhered to, such as making arrangements for ramps for physically challenged voters.

    The Chief Election Commissioners in the states where elections are currently taking place have lauded the apps, stating that they have made their tasks much easier.

    To make sure the apps are functioning well and to deal with any snags, SERPL has deputed teams in each of the states who will help election officials.

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    13 April 2016

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