Voter ID Card in Gujarat

The right to vote is the heart of every democracy. The true power lies with the people of every democracy who ultimately decide the destiny of the country by choosing the representatives who run the Government. India is one of the largest democratic countries in the world in terms of number of voters. In a country so populous, different states have varied concerns and ideas. Hence, voting becomes a medium of expression for people. Given the number of elections that comes and goes by in India and also the rising population, one cannot deny the fact that there have been a few instances of malpractices like vote rigging. To make the process of voting smooth and to ensure that every eligible citizen gets a chance to vote, the Government of India came up with the Voter ID cards in 1993. Now, Voter ID cards have been shaped to EPIC - Electoral Photo Identity Cards.

Applying for a new EPIC in Gujarat can be done online. Also, the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat has a dedicated website that allows voters to apply for a change of information on the Voter ID and to delete their names from the voter list. After the introduction of online facilities for modification of information in Voter ID and application for a Voter ID in Gujarat, the whole process of handling a Voter ID has become less time consuming and simple.

How to Apply for Voter ID Online in Gujarat

Applying for a Voter ID has become an easy and hassle free process in Gujarat with the web portal offered by the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat. Candidates can log on to the website to add their names to the electoral roll by filling an online form.

Read the steps given below to apply Voter ID online in Gujarat:

  • Visit the website of Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat. Select “Online Voter Registration” option that is available in the homepage.

  • As no person is entitled to be registered in the electoral roll of more than one constituency, you must check if your name is in the electoral roll before making a fresh application.

  • If you select the option to check if your name is present in the electoral roll, you will have to give information like your district name, name, father or husband’s name and age.

  • If your name is not present in the electoral list, you must make a fresh application. Initially, you will have to register in the portal by providing your name, email id, phone number, address and pincode.

  • Once you have registered and logged in, select “Form 6 for new Voter ID online Registration” in the page that is being displayed. You will have to enter the EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card) number of your family member or neighbourhood.

  • Form 6 for registration of your name in the Voter ID will be displayed on the screen. You will have to enter information like your name, address, date of birth and details of other family members whose name has been enrolled in the electoral list.

  • After you submit the form, you will also have the option to upload documents like address proof and age proof. You will receive a copy of the pdf file which you have to save and take a print out.

  • You must submit the copy of printout in the nearest Election Commission office by post. After verification, the new Voter ID will be sent to you by post to your registered address.

How to Apply for Voter ID Offline in Gujarat

If you wish to apply for a Voter ID in Gujarat, all you have to is fill up a form and submit it with supporting documents at the Electoral Office.

The procedure to obtain a Voter ID in Gujarat is described below:

  • If you satisfy the eligibility criteria to become a voter, procure a Form 6 issued by the Election Commission of India for registration of a name in the electoral list. You will have to procure different forms if you wish to change your address or details in an existing Voter ID. Remember, you cannot enrol yourself as a voter in two different constituencies.

    The form numbers along with the purposes are given below for your reference:

    • Form 6 - Application for inclusion of name in electoral roll after the draft publication of roll

    • Form 7 - Application form for objection to include a name in electoral roll

    • Form 8 - Application form for correction of details in electoral roll

    • Form 8 A - Application form for transposition of an entry in the electoral roll

  • Fill the form completely and attach all supporting documents including photographs, address proof and age proof. Also you will be required to provide information about other family members whose name has been included in the electoral roll.

  • Submit all the documents at the nearest Electoral Registration office. Once your application form is verified, Booth Level Officers may visit your residence to make a check after which you will receive your Voter ID card.

  • Also, once in five years, revision of electoral rolls takes place during which house to house enumeration happens. You can make use of such drives to get yourself registered as a voter without any hassles.

How to track status in Gujarat

Tracking Voter ID Status Online

To check voter id status online, visit Gujarat CEO website( You can check your status using either of these methods:

  • Search by Name
    • Select your form:
      • Form 6
      • Form 7
      • Form 8
      • Form 8 A
    • Enter your surname
    • First name
    • Father/Husband name
    • Click on search to generate your results
  • Search by ID
    • Select your form:
      • Form 6
      • Form 7
      • Form 8
      • Form 8 A
    • Enter your Application Number
    • Click on search to generate your results
  • Search by district
    • Select your district
    • Select your assembly
    • A list will automatically populate

Tracking Voter ID status via SMS

To check if your name has been included in the Electoral Roll, you can send the following SMS to 8511199899.

  • EPIC voter ID number

Calling on the Dedicated ECI Helpline Number

You can call the ECI Helpline number 1950 toll free. The helpline is available on all working days between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Process of Voter ID Card Correction Online in Gujarat

For citizens who hold a Voter ID and wish to make changes in details printed in Voter ID card, Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer’s website offers an online feature to apply for voter id correction.

Read the steps given below to apply for changes in particulars mentioned in your Voter ID card:

  • Go to the website of Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat. In home page, select “Online Voter Registration”.

  • Log in using your credentials. If you are using this feature for this first time, register using your name, address, email id and phone number.

  • In the resulting page, select “From 8 for Voter Detail Modification”. You will have to enter your Voter ID card number to proceed. If you are not sure about your Voter ID card number, you can use the search option to find out your Voter ID Card number.

  • Form 8 which is designed by the election commission of India for changing the details about a voter will be displayed on the screen. You will have to enter information like your name, date of birth, address and other details about your family members whose name have been included in the electoral roll.

  • Specify the information that you wish to change and also attach the supporting documents. For example, if you wish to change the photograph, attach your photo and also a photo identity proof.

  • Once you submit the form, you will receive a PDF. You will have to take a printout of the PDF and send it through post to the nearest Election Commission Office.

  • Your application for changing the details in the Voter ID card will be reviewed and the new card will be sent via post to your address.

Process of Voter ID Card Correction Offline in Gujarat

It is very important that you ensure the details printed in the Voter ID are correct since it acts as your identity. If you wish to make changes to your name, photograph or date of birth printed in the Voter ID, all you have to do is submit a form with supporting documents at the Election Commission Office.

Follow the points given below to understand how to make changes in your Voter ID offline:

  • If you wish to correct an information that is printed on your EPIC, you must secure a Form 8 first.

  • Completely fill the Form 8, sign it wherever applicable and attach your photograph to the form.

  • Along with the form, attach copies of your KYC documents including address proof, age proof and identity proof. For example, if you would like to correct the spelling of your name, submit an identity proof with you name correctly mentioned on it.

  • Submit the Form 8 with other documents at the nearest Election Commission Office. You might be asked to present the original copy of the existing EPIC.

  • Once you submit the application, it will be reviewed and the new card will be sent to your registered address through post.

Process of Change of Address in Voter ID online in Gujarat

It is the utmost responsibility of every voter to ensure that the address mentioned in the Voter ID is correct and to change the address if the voter moves to another constituency. The process of changing your address has become simple, thanks to the online facility for address change offered by the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat.

The steps given below explain the process of changing your address in Voter ID online in Gujarat:

  • Log on to the National Voter’s Services Portal Website. In the homepage, select “Correction of entries in electoral roll”. In the options that is being displayed, select Form 8 A which is for transposition within the assembly or Form 8 which is for correction of address.

  • In the form that is being displayed, you will have to enter details like your name, address, contact details, date of birth, father’s name, spouse’s name if applicable and information about family members whose name have been included in the electoral roll already.

  • Once you submit the form, your application will be reviewed and will be sent for further processing.

  • Form 8 is also available on the website of Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat. You have to login using the your credentials and select “From 8”. Once you completely fill Form 8 and submit it, you will receive a PDF which must be submitted or sent to the nearest Election Commission Office in Gujarat.

  • The new Voter ID card with updated address will be sent to your registered address via post.

Process for Change of Address in Voter ID offline in Gujarat

If you have moved to a different address or a new constituency, you must immediately update the address on your Voter ID also.

To update your address in the Voter ID card, follow the steps given below:

  • Get Form 8 from the nearest Election Commission office or download it from the website of Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat. Completely fill the form and sign it. If you want to transpose your name in electoral list, get form 8 A and fill it.

  • Submit the form along with all supporting documents to the nearest Election Commission Office.

  • The Election Commission Office will check your application and will send a new EPIC with corrected address to your residential address.

Gujarat Elections 2019

The polling for the general elections in Gujarat will be conducted in a single phase on 23 April. The results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat were as follows:

Name of the political party Number of seats won
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 26
Indian National Congress (INC) 0

Facts about politics in Gujarat

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a stronghold in Gujarat with it obtaining majority in all legislative assembly elections since 2002. The Indian National Congress (INC) has been the only party that has been able to compete with BJP in the state. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP won all the 26 seats in the state.

Chief minister of Gujarat

The current chief minister of Gujarat is Vijay Rupani.

Election commissioner of Gujarat

The election commissioner of Gujarat is KC Kapoor.


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Updates on Gujarat Election - 2018

  • Polls results of Gujarat assembly elections challenged

    In a recent development, the Gujarat High Court has issued notices to the Election Commission and four BJP leaders among others on the basis of four separate petitions. The petitions had been moved by Congress leaders challenging the recently held assembly election results. Congress leaders who lost the elections had moved the court asking it to direct the Election Commission to count VVPAT slips which was not done while declaring the results. Among the Congress leaders who had filed petitions included Dhirajlal Madhavjibhai Kalathiya, Arjun Modhwadia, Sidharth Patel, Mahendrasinh Baraiya, Suleman M Pate, Rajendra B Parmar and Nathabhai Patel. Most these leaders had lost the elections by a margin of less than 3000 votes. It needs to be mentioned that the Gujarat Assembly elections held in December 2017 was the most tightly held contest in recent times.

    24 February 2018

  • Vijay Rupani ordained as the CM of Gujarat after oath ceremony

    On Tuesday, BJP big-leagues Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the party’s National President Amit Shah and chief ministers of all the states ruled by BJP assembled as Gujarat witnessed the oath-taking ceremony of new Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and deputy CM Nitin Patel. Earlier on Friday, Bharatiya Janata Party announced its unanimous decision of choosing Rupani and Patel as the leaders of Gujarat legislature. Prior to the Assembly Election in which Congress gave its best performance in 35 years by winning 77 seats to the ruling party’s 99, Rupani has been running the office.

    The Cabinet was also set up as 18 ministers - nine new candidates and eleven from the outgoing Cabinet - swore in for the new office. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nitin Gadkari, Ram Vilas Paswan, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi also attended.

    26 December 2017

  • 5.5 Lakh Voters Opted NOTA In Gujarat Elections

    Gujarat is the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. In the recent Gujarat Assembly Elections,1.8% of the voters in the state pressed the NOTA button. NOTA stands for “None of the above”. This button is used when a person does not wish to vote for any party contesting in the election. The NOTA vote share was the highest in Gujarat.

    On the other hand, 0.9% of the voters in the state pressed the NOTA button. In Rajkot West seat, where Vijay Rupani,  Gujarat Chief Minister contested the NOTA votes were more than 3300. While in case of Vadgam (where Congress-supported independent Jignesh Mevani won) the NOTA votes were over 4200.

    22 December 2017

  • Rahul Gandhi Says That The Results Was A Terrific Shock To The BJP

    The Gujarat Elections was successfully held in two phases on 9 and 14 December 2017. The voting of votes was made on 18 December 2017 and The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) won the elections by winning 99 seats whereas the Congress Party bagged 77 seats.

    The Congress Party had made only 61 seats in the last elections and the BJP had bagged 115 seats in 2012. People welcomed the Congress Party wholeheartedly in many places this year. After the results were announced, Rahul Gandhi, President of the party stated that the results is a "zabardast jhatka (terrific shock)" to the saffron party.

    He stated that though they lost BJP suffered a massive jolt in Gujarat. He added that this result shows that people of Gujarat did not accept the model followed by Modi.

    22 December 2017

  • Farmers Vote Against BJP, Chimanbhai Sapariya loses seat

    Fed up with the unkept promises, agriculturists in in Jamjodhpur constituency voted against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s four-time MLA and minister Chimanbhai Sapariya. IN the recent Gujarat elections, Sapariya lost to Kalariya Chiragbhai Rameshbhai from the Congress Party in Jamjodhpur constituency. While Sapariya  polled 61,694 votes, Kalariya Chiragbhai Rameshbhai received 64,212.

    Across the 127 rural seats, Congress bagged 68 (17 more than in 2012) and BJP 57 (13 fewer than 2012) in the recent election. Political experts have noticed that urban population of India continues to trust the saffron party and the rural population has lost their trust.

    21 December 2017

  • 66.99% of Gujrat turns up in the 2nd phase State Assembly Election, 2017

    The second phase of Gujrat Assembly Election, with 32 seats in North Gujrat and 61 in Central Gujrat, ended smoothly amidst tight security. While the turnout for the first phase was 66.75%, the second phase witnessed a surge with as many as 2 crore 22 lakh voters queued to seal the fate of contesting political parties. Men and women of all age participated in the voting process with great enthusiasm. There were 28 thousand 114 EVMs in 25 thousand 558 polling stations across the state that helped seal the fate of 851 candidates including 69 female candidates. Other than a few reports of EVM malfunctioning and minor clashes among rival supporters in Mehsana and Gandhinagar, the voting process went peacefully. The Election Commission successfully played its role in ensuring higher turn-ups for the State Assembly Election. The whole nation is now eagerly waiting for the results to be announced on 18th December, 2017.

    19 December 2017

  • Second phase of voting observed throughout the state

    The people of Gujarat on Thursday, December 14, stood in long queues holding their voted ID cards to exercise their right to vote. More than 2 lakh people are expected to cast their votes, which will in turn decide the fates of 851 candidates who are contesting over 93 assembly seats.

    After weeks of intense campaigning by the two prime parties – BJP and Congress, the voters now have a chance to show their preference. Development is one of the key issues that the people of Gujarat have put forth.

    The results for the polls will be revealed on Monday, December 18.

    14 December 2017

  • Modi Wraps Up The Campaign

    The Gujarat Assembly Elections has been the talk of the town in the last few days. The first phase of the Gujarat Assembly Election was successfully held on 9 December 2017. The second phase of the elections is all set to resume on 14 December 2017. Both the Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been running many rallies and campaigns to win this election. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi Dharoi dam in Mehsana district in style in a seaplane from Sabarmati river to woo the voters with his speech. In one such speeches, he stated that this kind of development Congress will never be able to think of.

    He further stated that as they could not built airports everywhere, they are thinking of waterways. He added that more than 106 such waterways across the country are already planned. On that note, he wrapped up the rally. The fate of Gujarat will be decided on 18 December 2017 when the votes will be counted.

    13 December 2017

  • 1000 Voters From Gujarat Refuse To Vote In Order To Protest For Water Shortage

    We all have heard about how few villages in India struggle due to water shortage. This news isn’t something new to us. We see farmers complaining about it day in and day out. We have see states fight for it. This time a people in Gajadi village in the Morbi district of Gujarat did something about it instead of just complaining.

    Almost 1000 voters from this village did not turn up for the first phase of Gujarat elections which was held on 9 December 2017. They did not cast their votes even after officiers and the Collector requested them to do so.

    IK Patel, Morbi Collector and District Election Officer stated that few months ago the villagers stated that they will not cast their vote if this issue is not sorted. Currently, the village gets water through one pipeline but they had requested for another pipeline as it was not enough.

    The villagers wanted the government to promise them in writing that they will get another pipeline to make them vote. However, the Collector stated that giving it them in writing just before the elections will look wrong.

    The second phase of elections will be held on 14 December 2017. Let us see if the villagers take part in that.

    13 December 2017

  • Repolling ordered in six booths by the EC

    Repolling has been ordered by the Election Commission on Tuesday in six booths that saw voting in the first phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections on Saturday, December 9. The repolls will be conducted on Thursday, December 14, across four constituencies.

    The six booths across the four constituencies are – Chanod Koloni booth in Umbergaon, Valsad district, Chorvad polling station in Nizar, Tapi, Ghunda and Manohar polling booths in Jamjodhpur, Jamnagar, and lastly, Bandhara and Gangda polling booths in Una, Gir Somnath district.

    B.B Swain, the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat said that the poll panel revoked the results stored in the EVMs during the first phase of elections. He added that the Presiding Officers in these booths had forgotten to delete the existing mock poll data in the EVMs before the first phase polling began.

    The repolls will take place along with the second phase elections on Thursday.

    12 December 2017

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