Voter ID Card HP

The electoral process play a very important role in upholding a fair democratic governance. Elections give the citizens of a country a chance to choose their leaders. The Election Commission of India conducts the elections in India every year. Voting is one of the important parts of the electoral process and helps in the formation of the government.Every citizen of India who is above the age of 18 years is eligible to vote in the elections provided that they have a Voter ID card.

A Voter ID card is a very important document that allows an individual to vote during elections, it also serves as a proof of identity. A Voter ID card or EPIC (Electors Photo Identity Card) is issued by the Election Commission of India. A Voter ID card contains details of the card holder including the name, address, father’s name along with a photograph of the candidate. In order to be able to vote in Himachal Pradesh, it is very important to have a Voter ID card. Given below is a detailed procedure on how to apply for, track and make corrections to a Voter ID card in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh Elections 2019
Himachal Pradesh Elections 2019

Eligibility criteria to get EPIC in Himachal Pradesh

In order to get a Voter ID card or EPIC in Himachal Pradesh, an individual has to fulfil the eligibility criteria required to get a Voter ID card or EPIC. Given below is the eligibility criteria that needs to be fulfilled in order to avail a Voter ID card in Himachal Pradesh:

  • The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • The applicant must be over the age of 18 years.
  • The applicant must also be 18 years of age as of 1st January of the year they will be casting their first vote.

How to apply for Voter ID online in Himachal Pradesh?

One can apply for a Voter ID card online in Himachal Pradesh without any hassle. Follow the below mentioned steps to apply for a Voter ID in Himachal Pradesh:

  • Go to the CEO or Chief Electoral Officer’s Website of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Sign up with your Email ID, Phone number and valid name.
  • The site will send a username and password to the mobile number submitted while signing up.
  • Login using the provided username and password.
  • Form 6 is the application form for a new Voter ID. Find Form 6 on the website.
  • Fill in the form with accurate details completely. Upload a photograph if necessary.
  • Submit the form online after filling in the required details correctly.
  • Take a printout of the form for further uses.

How to apply for Voter ID offline in Himachal Pradesh?

In case an applicant does not have access to internet, they can apply for a Voter ID offline in Himachal Pradesh without any hassle. Follow the below mentioned steps in order to apply for a Voter ID offline Himachal Pradesh:

  • Visit the Electoral Office nearest to you in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Obtain the required form at the office. (Form 6 for new registration of Voter ID card).
  • Fill in the form with correct details.
  • Submit the form along with required documents and a recent photograph if required.
  • The electoral officer will conduct a verification by visiting the address mentioned on the form.
  • The Voter ID card will be sent via post a few days after the verification is complete.

Tracking Voter ID status

Given below is the explanation of three methods of tracking your Voter ID status:

Tracking Voter ID online

You can check the status of your Voter ID by visiting the Himachal Pradesh CEO website and following the below mentioned steps.

  • Select the option “Track your application”.
  • Select your district and assembly constituency.
  • Select your form.
  • Enter the date.
  • Select the option ‘search’.

Tracking Voter ID via SMS

You can also track your Voter ID via SMS by sending a message in the below mentioned format:

HP<space>EPIC<space>EPIC card number.

Send a message with the correct details in the above mentioned format to 51969.

Tracking Voter ID via ECI helpline

One can also track the status of their Voter ID through ECI helpline number provided by the government. The helpline is available between 10:00 to 5:00 on all working days.

  • Toll free number- 1950

Documents required to apply for a Voter ID in Himachal Pradesh

Given below is a list of documents that need to be submitted while applying for a Voter Id card in Himachal Pradesh.

Address proof (Submit any one of the following documents)

  • Electricity bill
  • Water bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Bank passbook
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Ration card

Age proof (Submit any one of the following documents)

  • 10th grade certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • PAN card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Aadhaar card
  • Senior citizen card
  • 2 recent passport size photographs

How to get a duplicate Voter ID in Himachal Pradesh?

Online

  • Lodge a police complaint with the police.
  • Get a copy of the FIR.
  • Download Form 002 from Election Commission website of Himachal Pradesh .
  • Fill the form with correct details and submit it at the election commission office along with the FIR copy.
  • The officer will give a reference number after submission of the form. This number will come in handy when tracking the status of your application.
  • The verification process will be done within three weeks of the application.
  • The card can be collected from the Electoral Office.

Offline

  • Lodge a police complaint and get the FIR copy.
  • Download Form 002 from Election Commission website of Himachal Pradesh .
  • Fill the form with correct details and submit it at the election commission office along with the FIR copy.
  • A reference number will be provided after submission of the form. This number will come in handy when tracking the status of your application.
  • The voter Id verification process will be done within three weeks.
  • The card can be collected from the Electoral Office.

Documents required for Voter's ID CARD

Given below is a list of documents that need to be provided along with Form 002 and a photograph in order to obtain a duplicate Voter ID card :

Address proof (Any one of the following)

  • Electricity bill
  • Water bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Bank passbook
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Ration card

Age proof (Any one of the following)

  • 10th grade certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • PAN card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Aadhaar card
  • Senior citizen card

How to get corrections/changes made to Voter ID cards Online

Individuals who possess a Voter ID card but want to make correction or change details in the Voter IDa> card can do it online by following the below mentioned steps.

Correction/updating using Form 8

  • Search for Form 8 on the official Himachal Pradesh CEO website.
  • Select “Correction of entries in electoral roll” option on the website.
  • The site will direct you towards the application form.
  • Fill in the form with relevant details.
  • Section IV of the form is a very important part of the form for corrections.
  • Upload your form along with the required documents.
  • Submit the form once you have completed it.
  • The Electoral Officer will verify your application.

Changing constituency using Form 8A

It is important to change the constituency if you have changed your residence.Listed below are the steps that need to be followed in order to the same:

  • Search for Form 8A on the official Himachal Pradesh CEO website.
  • Select “Correction of entries in electoral roll” option on the website.
  • The site will direct you towards the application form.
  • Fill in the form with relevant details.
  • Section IV of the form is a very important part of the form for corrections.
  • Fill in all the details of your new residence in the form correctly.
  • Upload your form along with the required documents.

How to get corrections/changes made to Voter ID cards Offline?

Given below is the procedure to be followed in order to make correction changes to Voter ID card:

Correction/updating using Form 8

  • Download the form 8 online from Puducherry CEO website or get it from designated locations.
  • Fill in the application form with all the details and submit it where the draft electoral roll is displayed.
  • The forms can also be submitted at Electoral Registration Officer and Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of the Constituency.

Changing constituency using Form 8A

  • Download the form 8A online from Puducherry CEO website or get it from designated locations.
  • Fill in the application form with all the details and submit it where the draft electoral roll is displayed.
  • The forms can also be submitted at Electoral Registration Officer and Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of the Constituency.

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  • Modi and Amit Shah Present When Jairam Thakur Was Sworn-in As The 13th CM of the State

    The oath swearing ceremony if the BJP Leader Jairam Thakur will be administered by Aacharya Devvrat, Himachal Pradesh Governor. This is the first time Himachal Pradesh will see a new face as their leader. On 27 December 2017, Jairam Thakur was sworn-in as the 13th CM of the state. The new CM will turn 53 on January 6. This will be Jairam Thakur’s maiden term as Chief Minister.

    One thing that interested many people was that during the oath-taking ceremony Jairam did not wear the BJP trademark maroon flap cap, which the former two-time Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal was usually spotted wearing. The new 12-member cabinet has six former ministers and an equal number of first-time ministers.

    28th December 2017

  • Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections: BJP Confident That Will Win 50 Plus Seats

    Prem Kumar Dhumal, Former Chief Minister, stated that the voters in HP are voting with a true intention to vote for a change and that according to internal feedback and reports, the BJP win easily win more than 50 plus seats. Dhumal said this in a party’s core committee, held in Hamirpur. Along with Prem Kumar Dhumal, BJP senior Shanta Kumar was also presented in the meeting. One has to wait to see the results of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections. The counting of votes will take place on 18 December 2017.

    20 November 2017

  • All You Have To Know About The Upcoming Himachal Pradesh Elections

    All most awaited Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections is all set to be held on 9 November 2017. Here are few points you need to know about this upcoming elections:

    • The total assembly seats in Hp is 68.
    • 338 candidates are contesting in this election.
    • Out of the 338 candidates, 19 candidates are women.
    • The total voters with a valid voter identity card expected to cast votes in the Hp election is 50,25,941.
    • There are  7,525 polling stations across HP.
    • In 2012, Congress won 36 seats and BJP won 26 seats in Hp.
    • In the previous election in 2012, Congress had a 42.8% vote share and BJP had 38.5% vote share in HP.

    One has to wait to see the results of the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Elections.

    8 November 2017

  • Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017 Updates: The Government of Punjab Has Declared a Special Leave For HP Voters

    HP voters who are employed in offices and other institutions in Punjab will get a special leave on 9 November 2017 so that voters can cast their vote in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections. Also, for registered workers working in industrial establishments in Punjab will get a paid holiday under section 135 B (1) RP Act 1651. Of course, you will need a valid voter ID card that proves that you are an HP voter to avail this holiday.

    8 November 2017

  • According To Opinion Poll, BJP Victory Predicted In The Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017

    The most awaited Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election has come. It is going to be held on 9 November 2017. Before the elections could commence, a C-Voter survey was conducted to predict which party will win in HP.

    According to this not-yet-released survey report, it is predicted that the The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) will see victory in this election. This report also suggest that BJP will enjoy 11.8% increase in vote share this time. While, on the other hand, the Congress party will suffer a decline of negative 5%.

    Talking about the seat share, the BJP is going to land up with 52 seats this time while the opponent party might lose 21 seats in this elections according to this prediction.

    One has to wait to figure out of this prediction will come true.

    7 November 2017

  • Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections Update: The BJP Party Released Their Vision Document in Shimla

    Arun Jaitley, the Union Finance Minister on 29 October 2017 released the BJP party’s vision document in Shimla. It is known that the voting in Himachal Pradesh will be done in a single stage, unlike a dual phase voting in Gujarat on 9 November 2017.

    The result for the Himachal Pradesh election will be declared on 18 December 2017. HP will have 7,521 polling stations, including 42 auxiliary polling stations at remote locations.

    3 November 2017

  • Himachal Pradesh Elections 2017: Election Authorities Reject Vidya Stokes’ Nomination Filing

    There are unexpected changes in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Elections. Recently, Vidya Stokes, a Senior Congress Leader stated that she is going to contest in the Himachal Pradesh Elections from Theog. On the other hand, Deepak Rathore, a young party member and a good friend to Rahul Gandhi, AICC Vice President had been nominated already to contest in this election. But when his name was announced, Vidya Stokes opposed and wanted to stand in the elections herself. Further, Vidya Stokes spoke to Rahul Gandhi and told him about her dissatisfaction on this matter. She also stated that if Deepak Rathore's’ name is not cleared, she will participate as an independent candidate.

    Vidya Stokes went ahead and filed her nomination papers. However, the election authorities rejected the nomination due to discrepancies in the documents submitted. An official stated that they found some errors in Form B in the documents submitted and hence they rejected the nomination. When filing a nomination, Form B is used to declare a candidate’s party. If this nomination was approved, VIdya Stokes would have been the oldest candidate in the elections.

    31 October 2017

  • The Congress Party Releases The Second List of Candidates For The Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017

    The Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election is going to be held on 9th November 2017. The Congress party has released their second list of candidates who are going to participate in the upcoming election. As of now, the Congress party has only withhold the names of nominees for two seats.

    The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, stated that he has demanded one seat for his son Vikramaditya Singh who is currently the Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress president. Virbhadra Singh confirmed that his son will compete in this election openly in public.

    On the other hand, the Congress party has also withheld the name of the candidate for the Mandi constituency. Kaul Singh Thakur, State Minister has requested this seat to be given to his daughter, Champa.

    The first list of 59 candidates was released on 18 October 2017.

    31 October 2017

  • Eminent BJP Leaders Involved in Himachal Pradesh Campaign

    Himachal Pradesh elections are round the corner and so both the ruling parties of the nation are geared up. Recently, BJP has announced its list of campaigners for Himachal Pradesh that include some of the eminent leaders of the party like Narendra Modi (Prime Minister), Amit Shah (BJP Chief) and Yogi Adityanath (UP chief minister). In addition, other star campaigners of the election are Union health minister JP Nadda, Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address rally in all the four parliamentary constituencies. The motive behind involving PM is that Virbhadra Singh— Congress leader and Chief Minister— will be contesting from Arki, Himachal Pradesh.

    The party has already declared its list of 68 candidates on 18 October, but didn’t announce the candidate for chief ministerial seat. Amid the lection pressure, the BJP has also filed a complaint against Congress for misusing the official powers.

    23 October 2017

  • The Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election 2017

    The Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election is one of the most important event of the year 2017. This is when people in HP will choose their ruling government. The Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election is all set to be conducted on the 9 November 2017.

    All work related to this election is going as per plan. A three-member screening committee was headed by MP Jitendra Singh to finalise the deserving candidate. Any Indian citizen above 18 years of age can vote in any states and union territories in India if the person is a resident of that particular states. Get your Voter’s ID to cast your vote for this election. Also, many people from Tibet fled to Himachal Pradesh few years back. The Government of India now allows Tibetans born between 1950 to 1987 in India to vote in this elections.

    The two most likely choices for the post of Chief Minister are Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal who has been the CM for Himachal Pradesh twice and Union Minister JP Nadda. While the filing for nominations will start from 16 October 2017 and go on till 23 October 2017, the party for now hasn’t named any candidate in particular.

    17 October 2017

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