Voter ID In Nagaland

Voter Card, also known as “Electoral Photo ID Card” or “Voter Identity Card” is a very important document for people in Nagaland. It is a government issued document that allows one to cast a vote in elections conducted in the state. Apart from that, it also proves one's’ citizenship and is accepted as an identity and address proof almost everywhere in India.

The State Election Commission of Nagaland issues a Voter ID Card to anyone above 18 years of age if they have the required supporting documents like age proof, proof of residence, and identity proof.

Nagaland Elections 2019
Nagaland Elections 2019

How to apply for Voter ID Online in Nagaland?

  • Log on to the Election Commission official website.
  • You will see a drop-down to select the state you are from, please select “Nagaland”. Once you enter the state name, you will be redirected to the state-specific Chief Electoral Officer page.
  • On this page, you will be asked to login to your account. Use your existing login credentials if you have already registered or click on the “Register” option to create a new account.
  • If you choose to create a new account, you will be asked to enter basic details like your first name, last name, email ID, mobile number, and your gender.
  • Enter all the details and proceed. Once you have successfully filled all the information, your login credentials will be sent to your registered email ID.
  • Please find “Form 6” on the website and download the same. It can also be called as “Application for including the name in assembly constituency voters list”.
  • You will be asked to enter basic details like your full name, your marital status, gender, permanent address, and date of birth. Enter all the mandatory details, sign where required, and affix a passport size photograph in the space provided on the top of the page.
  • Upload your duly-filled form and all supporting documents and click on the “submit” option.
  • Once you have submitted, a reference number will be generated which you can use to track the status of your application.

How to apply for Voter ID Offline in Nagaland?

  • Visit the nearest Electoral Office.
  • Ask for “Form 6” or “Application for including the name in assembly constituency voters list”.
  • Enter all the details required like your name, date of birth, and address.
  • Affix a passport size photograph on the form in the space provided.
  • You can now post the duly-filled for with the supporting documents like the age proof and address proof to the Electoral Registration Officer in your area.
  • Alternatively, you can submit the same in person to the Electoral Registration Officer.

How to track status of Voter ID application in Nagaland?

  • Once you have applied for a Voter ID Card in Nagaland either online or offline, you will be given a reference number to track the status of your application.
  • All you have to do is visit the Chief Electoral Officer website and choose “Track Status” option.
  • In the space provided, enter your reference number.
  • You will now be able to see the status of your application on the screen in just a few seconds.
  • If you are unable to go online, visit the Electoral Office in person and provide the reference number to know the status.

How to apply for duplicate Voter ID in Nagaland?

Please note that in Nagaland, a duplicate Voter ID Card will be issued only if you have lost your old card, misplaced it, or the Voter Card is in no condition to use due to wear and tear. You can apply for a duplicate Election Card either online or offline.

Online process to apply for duplicate Voter ID in Nagaland

  • Visit your state-specific Chief Electoral Officer's website.
  • Use your credentials to login or create a new account.
  • Download “Form EPIC-002”.
  • While filing the form apart from basic information about yourself like your name, date of birth, and address, you will be asked to mention the reason for applying for a duplicate card.
  • You will be asked to attach supporting documents like a copy of FIR, in case your card was stolen.
  • Upload the duly-filled form with all the supporting documents and submit.
  • You will receive a reference number which you can use to track the status of your application in the future.
  • Upon receiving your request, the electoral office will verify the information. After successful verification, you will be notified to come to the electoral office to collect your duplicate card.

Offline process to apply for duplicate Voter ID in Nagaland

  • Please visit the nearest electoral office and request for a duplicate Voter ID Card.
  • You will be asked to fill Form EPIC-002.
  • Form EPIC-002 will ask you details like your name, address, and the reason for applying for a duplicate card.
  • Fill all the necessary details and submit the duly-filled form with supporting documents like your address proof, proof of identity, and a copy of the FIR in person or by post to the electoral office/Chief Electoral Officer.

How to make corrections to Voter ID Card online in Nagaland?

  • Visit the Chief Electoral Officer's website.
  • Login to your account if you have already registered or create a new account.
  • Download “Form 8” once you have successfully logged in.
  • If you cannot find Form 8, check for “Application for Correction to Particulars Entered in Electoral Roll”.
  • You will need details like your full name, the name of the Assembly/Constituency, Part Number of Electoral Roll, Serial Number, and EPIC Number, if applicable while filing the form.
  • You will find various boxes like Name, Photograph, EPIC, Address, Date of Birth, Gender, Type of Relation, Name of Relative, and Age. Tick the box you want the corrections to be made.
  • You will also find a space to enter the correct information.
  • Affix a passport-sized photograph in the space provided.
  • Once you have entered all the details, upload the duly-filled form with supporting documents like address proof, government document with correct name, or age proof.
  • Once you have submitted the form, make a note of the reference number. You will need this number to track the status of your application in the future.
  • Upon successful verification, you will be notified if the changes are made.
  • You can download your updated Voter ID Card online or collect it from the Electoral Office in person.

How to make corrections to Voter ID card offline in Nagaland?

  • Collect Form 8 from the nearest Electoral Office.
  • Enter all the required information and tick the boxes you want the corrections to be made.
  • Enter the correct information in the space provided.
  • Affix a passport-sized photograph in the space provided.
  • Visit the nearest Electoral Office and submit the duly-filled form with supporting documents.
  • Make a note of the reference number which will help you track the status of your application.
  • Upon successful verification, corrections will be made to your Voter ID Card and you will be notified to visit the electoral office to collect your new Voter Card.

Process to change address in Voter ID online in Nagaland

  • Visit the Chief Electoral Officer's website.
  • Login to your account with your existing credentials to create a new account.
  • Once you have successfully logged in, download “Form 8A”.
  • Form 8A can also be named as “Application for Transposition of Entry in Electoral Roll”.
  • While filling Form 8, you will be asked to enter details like your full name, EPIC Number, and your new address.
  • Affix a passport-sized photograph in the space provided.
  • Upload the duly-filed form with supporting documents like address proof.
  • Once you submit the form, a reference number will be generated which you can use to track the status of your application online.
  • Upon successful verification, corrections will be made to your Voter ID Card and you will be notified to visit the electoral office to collect your updated Voter Card.

Process to change address in Voter ID Offline in Nagaland

  • Please visit the nearest electoral office and collect Form 8A.
  • While filling Form 8, you will be asked to enter details like your full name, EPIC Number, and your new address.
  • Affix a passport-sized photograph in the space provided.
  • Submit the duly-filed form with supporting documents like address proof, government document with correct name, or age proof at the nearest electoral office.
  • You will be given a reference number when you submit your application which you can use to track the status of your application.
  • Upon successful verification, corrections will be made to your Voter ID Card and you will be notified to visit the electoral office to collect your new Voter Card.

State Election Commission of Nagaland

Unlike many other states, Nagaland has a single-chamber legislative assembly called the Vidhan Sabha. Because of low population, Nagaland has one representative in the Lok Sabha and one member in the Rajya Sabha. The current Chief Electoral Commissioner of Nagaland is Shri Abhijit Sinha. He is from the 2000 batch IAS officer of Nagaland cadre and was appointed as the Chief Electoral Officer of the state on 28 May 2017.

News About Voter ID In Nagaland

  • One lakh students to stay away from voting in Nagaland Lok Sabha bye-election

    As many as one lakh students from Nagaland will abstain from voting in the upcoming Lok Sabha bye-election scheduled to be held on May 28. The All Nagaland College Students’ Union has stated that the move was a mark of protest against the failure of the state government in improving the education sector of the state. As part of the protest, students from 42 affiliated colleges will not take part in the voting and might hold protest rallies on the day of voting.

    It needs to be mentioned that the students union are also demanding that teachers who were attached to ministers, MLAs and other officials be removed within 30 days as well as to set up of a nodal cell department to streamline scholarships.

    The bye-elections in the state has been necessitated following the resignation of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio from the lower house of the parliament.

    20 May 2018

  • Nagaland Elections 2018 Update

    Kewe Khape Therie, The State Congress President of Nagaland, stated that his party will draw a blank in this elections. He further stated that it is best for him to resign from his position as he feels responsible for the failures of the Congress Party in the state so far. He added that logistics is very important for any party to win and that he did not want any of his candidates to resignb and hence allowed them to contest.

    When asked why the AICC did not support Nagaland State, he replied stating that one should ask Joshi that question. In two and a half years, when Joshi was in charge, he only visited the state only once.

    3 March 2018

  • Election Commission Has Asked for Re-polling in 11 Booths

    The Nagaland Assembly Elections was held on 27 February 2018. The voter turnout of this election was 79.14%. However, Arvind Anand, the Election Commission Secretary has ordered Abhijeet Sinha, the Chief Electoral Officer of the state to go ahead and conduct re-polling in 11 booths spread across 8 constituencies.

    In a letter drafted by Anand, the reason for the re-polling was mentioned as on the basis of reports submitted and after taking all material circumstances into account”. One has to remember that during the election, a mob had destroyed many Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and had also injured one person in a crude bomb. Will the re-polling be just and give us a transparent result? One has to wait to find that out!

    2 March 2018

  • Reports emerge of bogus voters and proxy voting from Nagaland

    Reports of voter impersonation, alleged booth capturing and distribution of fake voter slips have emerged from Nagaland in the elections held on Tuesday. As per reports, several persons were seen distributing fake voter slips in Kohima which had the signature and official seal of ADC Kohima and Election Returning Officer. In this regard two persons were caught in AG colony and handed over to the police. NDPP have even lodged a complaint regarding the matter with the Returning officer. In other instances, first time voters, mostly students were debarred from casting their votes as voting officials told them that there votes were already casted through ballots. The incident was reported to the police and a copy of the complaint was also sent to Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha by the Returning Officer of Kohima. There were also reports of voters casting their votes in two constituencies, booth capturing in some constituencies of the state etc.

    28 February 2018

  • Nagaland and Meghalaya record 67 and 43 percent voting

    In the recently held Nagaland and Meghalaya elections, both the states recorded voting percentages of 67 and 43 respectively with polling about to come to an end. The northeastern states with saw polling start at 7 am saw people turn up for elections in lesser numbers as compared to that of Tripura. Both Nagaland and Meghalaya have 60 member assemblies. While Meghalaya has been under the rule of the Congress for the last ten years, BJP was in power in Nagaland as it had an alliance with the ruling NPF.

    Ahead of the elections, both Congress and the BJP had carried out high profile campaigning in the states with some big names visiting the states to woo the voters. While both Congress and the BJP have gone sole in Meghalaya, both the parties are depending on regional parties to come to power in Nagaland. It needs to be mentioned that elections in Nagaland have been held for the first time since the Central government signed the framework agreement with NSCN (IM) in 2015.

    27 February 2018

  • One killed in Nagaland due to poll-related violence

    According to a top election official, one person was killed while three others were injured during the Nagaland elections when supporters of the ruling NPF and NDPP clashed. The clash occurred between the supporters at around 11.10 am under Akuluto constituency, informed the official. The contest for the said constituency is a direct fight between NPF candidate and present parliamentary secretary K Khekaho Assumi and BJP’s candidate Kazheto Kinimi. It needs to be mentioned that the Bharatiya Janata Party is an ally of the newly-floated National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). In other instances of poll related violence, a village council member sustained a minor leg injury after a handmade crude bomb was lobbed at a polling booth at Tizit village. The results of the elections are to be declared on March 3.

    27 February 2018

  • 114 candidates contesting Nagaland elections are crorepatis

    According to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) which had analyzed the affidavits of the candidates contesting in the Nagaland elections, as many as 114 candidates are found to be crorepatis. The average assets per candidate is Rs. 3.76 crore. Of the 114 candidates, 43 belong from Naga People’s Front (NPF), 24 from Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), 13 from Bharatiya Janata Party, 12 from National People’s Party, 7 from Janata Dal (United), 6 from Indian National Congress and 2 from Nationalist Congress Party. According to the affidavits filed by the candidates, only 3 candidates each have declared of having criminal cases or serious criminal cases against themselves. Of the total candidates in fray, 27 percent has declared their educational qualification to be between classes 8 and 12. 71 percent candidates have possessing a graduation degree or above while 2 percent have declared themselves as being illiterate. In the elections that are slated to be held on February 27, only 3 percent of the total candidates would be women, the analysis of the affidavits revealed.

    22 February 2018

  • Nagaland CM open to coalition with the BJP

    With only a few days to go for Nagaland elections, Chief Minister T.R Zeliang has stated that his party Naga People’s Front is still open to a possible coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party. He however made it clear that the BJP must not stress on issues of culture and religion. Zeliang’s comment bears significance as the comment comes at a time when there the saffron brigade and the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) led by former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio entered into an agreement.

    The Chief MInister while looking forward to the elections stated that his party has set its priorities and wants a fast solution to the Naga issue. He stated that if his party comes to power, they will focus on revamping the education, healthcare, water supply system in the state as well as improving the road network.

    15 February 2018

  • Poster Campaign To Make People Aware of their Voting rights in Nagaland

    The office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has launched an innovative poster campaign in Nagaland to encourage voters to use their voting rights wisely. This campaign was introduced to motivate the people to choose the representatives of the 13th Legislative Assembly in an intelligent manner.

    At TCP junction in Kohima one can see a poster that reads “ Don’t slumber. Participate! Your vote is valuable”. Many such posters are seen in the state on account of the upcoming elections. The Nagaland Assembly Elections are all set to be held on 27 February 2018. The results will be announced on 03 March 2018. Will these posters urge the voters to make the right decision? One has to wait and see.

    13 February 2018

  • Congress Party to Support Secular Candidates In Places They are not Contesting

    The Nagaland Assembly Elections is all set to be held on 27 February 2018. The Congress Party has come out and stated that they will be supporting a secular political party in constituencies they are not contesting in. The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) further added that their aim is to stop the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and their new alliance party, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) from compromising the lifestyle of people of Nagaland. Now has to wait for the Nagaland Assembly Elections to see how the future of the state unfolds.

    13 February 2018

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