Voter ID Rajasthan

The Indian voter ID card is dispensed by the Election Commission of India. Its key tenacity is serving as identity proof while a voter cast votes. It also functions as a general national identity proof, residence proof, and age proof for casting votes in addition to other purposes such as purchasing a mobile phone SIM or when you apply for a passport. It also goes by the name Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC). With upcoming elections in every state of India, election fever is catching up with every citizen in the country.

Everybody seems excited about casting vote. But numerous people must be mindful of the implication of voting and their rights and responsibilities. In such a situation, umpteen queries tend to chase each other in one’s mind. It might be strange for some that there are many who do not even know what a Voter ID Card is and hence do not have one. Electoral Board of Rajasthan provides sufficient and pertinent info about the office regarding electoral rights, voters id application procedure in the state. Together with co-operation from their citizens, Rajasthan has certainly succeeded in developing a people friendly and transparent system that encourage inputs from people.

Rajasthan  Election 2019
Rajasthan Election 2018

Type of Election Forms Available in Rajasthan

There are many elections forms listed on the site. Each form is fashioned for different purpose. You need to be careful to get the correct form.

The form names and their purposes are given below:

  • Form 6 (Application for inclusion of name in electoral roll)
  • Form 7 (Application form for objection/ deletion of a name in electoral roll)
  • Form 8 (Application form for correction of details given)
  • Form 8 A (to apply for transposition of an entry in the electoral roll).

How to Apply for Voter ID Card Online in Rajasthan

Spread in around 342,239 square kilometres area, Rajasthan is country’s biggest state in terms of area. Rajasthan legislative assembly boasts of 200 electorates and 25 parliamentary constituencies and the largest constituency here is in Jaisalmer. Most of the voters in the state are from rural areas and remote districts which is the reason why Rajasthan election commission has the additional work of getting new voters recorded for voter ids in Rajasthan.

To register for a voter ID card in Rajasthan, please visit the central election commission website (eci-citizenservices.nic.in) where you may go for signing up as a new user account with your email id and mobile number. You will be sent your login credentials to your email as well as phone so that you can go back to it anytime. After you have logged in to the website, you will be directed to a form. This form 6 has to be downloaded and duly filled for a new voter registration in Rajasthan. At the top of the application form you can pick your state as Rajasthan and then click on your district or assembly constituency.

Once you finish filling in required details such as complete name and permanent residential address, place of birth and others. You must also upload your passport sized photo (less than 1 MB size). You should also attach your ID and residence proof like driving license, passport, Aadhar card or PAN Card. There is a submission button at the bottom of the form and once that is done, you will be sent an application reference id number which will help you check your application status from time to time.

How to Apply for Voter ID Card Offline in Rajasthan

No matter how user-friendly or hassle free online application is, not everyone has the access or familiarity with new technology, especially in rural areas. Those people can still apply for a voter ID card offline in Rajasthan by going to the concerned electoral office to collect the forms.

Please follow the below steps for the same:

  • Secure the application form and other listed forms from your nearest electoral office. Form 6 (Application for inclusion of name in electoral roll), Form 7 (Application form for objection/ deletion of a name in electoral roll), Form 8 (Application form for correction of details given) and Form 8 A (to apply for transposition of an entry in the electoral roll).
  • Along with the correct form for application as in Form 6, you must also submit other necessary KYC documents as age proof, ID proof and residence proof.
  • Please remember to keep information of your family members who already possess Voter ID cards or if their name is included in the electoral roll.
  • Go to the closest Electoral Registration Office to give the documents. After approval and verification, the Booth Level officers (BLOs) sent by the ERO will call at your place to check if all the info given are accurate.
  • To give a voter ID for all listed voters, regular drives are structured by the Election Commission of India (ECI) at Designated Photographic Locations (DPIs). Such drives are normally promoted in every new media.

How to track status in Rajasthan

Tracking Voter ID Status Online

The facility to track your voter ID application is not available on the Rajasthan CEO website. You can search for your name in the electoral rolls to ensure that your name has been included.

  • On the home page, click on “Search Name in Electoral Roll”.
  • Click on “Click here to continue”.
  • You can search for your name using the following:
  • Search by ID card number
  • Search by name
  • Search by Area or Locality

Tracking Voter ID status via SMS

This facility is currently unavailable in Rajasthan but may be rolled out in the near future.

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.

Verification process of the Voter ID card in Rajasthan

The role of Rajasthan election commissioners in the processing and verification of new voters is highly important as they organize the voter list of qualified applicants. They conduct Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections as well as look after Gram Panchayat elections.

After your form is submitted, the verification process starts. The state CEO is in charge of this. A booth level officer will call at your home to validate your given residential address along with all the papers submitted. The verification will take at least 60 days after which you will be sent your new voter id card. It will be sent by the district level officer of election commission.

How to Apply for Duplicate Voter ID Card in Rajasthan

Voters ID is one of the most important document every citizen must have. That is why if you lose it, you must lose no time in notifying the police as well as applying for a duplicate card. The whole process commences with availing the right duplicate voter ID card form that can be collected from your regional state election commissioner’s office. You also have the option to download it from the state CEO website.

Nevertheless before you apply for a duplicate voter ID card in Rajasthan, there are a few legalities to be done as mentioned below.

  • Firstly, the minute you lost your voters ID, file an FIR at the local police station, explaining the circumstances. Keep a copy of FIR with you in case the election commission officer requests for it.
  • Now either collect the 002 form (for duplicate voter ID card applicants) from your regional election commission office or download it from their online portal.
  • Fill the form as specified and submit it along with an FIR copy, age proof, photo ID and residential proof. It could be utility bill, passport, driving license, Aadhar card, SSLC book, rental/ lease agreement among others.

Process of Voter ID Card Correction Online in Rajasthan

The form 8 is particularly useful for those people who wish to make any kind of alteration or correction in their old voter ID card. Sometimes people also end up getting the wrong voter ID card. To make these corrections online without the hassle of multiple visits to regional electoral office, you can download the form for correction of voter id. After submission, the same verification process will ensue. An official will visit your place of residence to validate given information and then you can collect your new voters ID card.

Process of Voter ID Card Correction Offline in Rajasthan

If you do not want to do the correction process online, you can visit your regional electoral office and collect the Form 8 from there. Fill it as directed and submit it. They might ask you for supporting documents for proof required for change. For instance, if you are newly married and wishes to change your surname, you will be asked for your marriage certificate. After submission, the same verification process will ensue. An official will visit your place of residence to validate given information and then you can collect your new voters ID card.

Process of changes of Address for Voter Card Online in Rajasthan

If your residential address has been printed incorrectly in the Voter ID card issued in Rajasthan or if you have shifted residence to a new assembly constituency or a city, you have to make sure that the address is updated accordingly at the earliest in your Voter ID card too. This is not as frazzling a process as it once was thanks to online services.

Please follow the below steps for the same:

  • Log in to the Chief Electoral Officer’s using your credentials. Click on ‘Electoral Services’ in the home page.
  • Select the option ‘Change of Address’ and a form will be displayed.
  • Please enter EPIC number. If you do not have it with you, you can also click on ‘Don’t know EPIC’, the system will request for your district and constituency by which your number can be tracked.
  • Enter the new and old address as asked and agree to the declaration (that the information given is correct). Click on submit after which the usual review and verification by an officer follow. You will soon get the new card.

Process of changes of Address for Voter Card Offline in Rajasthan

You can also go the old fashioned way about this, which is collecting Form 8 A in person from the regional office and doing as directed by any staff there.

The procedure on how to change address in Voter ID in Rajasthan is as follows.

  • Duly fill and sign the form number 8 A which is specifically designed for this purpose.
  • With all required documents for new address such as utility bill, passport, aadhar card or ration card, submit the form at the closest Electorate office.
  • The Election Commission Office will analyse your form and will send a new, modified Voter ID card to your new address.

Rajasthan Elections 2019

The Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan will be held in two different phases. The dates for the election are 29th April and 6th May. The results of the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 were as follows:

Name of the political party Number of seats won
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 25
Indian National Congress (INC) 0

Facts about politics in Rajasthan

The major political parties in Rajasthan are Indian National Congress (INC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In the legislative assembly elections that were held recently, Indian National Congress (INC) came to power after a period of 10 years.

Chief minister of Rajasthan

The current chief minister of Rajasthan is Ashok Gehlot

Election commissioner of Rajasthan

The election commissioner of Rajasthan is Anand Kumar.

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Rajasthan Elections 2018

The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election will be held on 7th December 2018 and the massive preparations are being made by all the major contesting parties for all of the 200 seats. In an attempt to gain another term in the state, the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is considering dropping a large number of their MLAs. Apart from the BJP and the Congress, there’s a third front taking shape in this year’s Rajasthan election who aims to free the state of the two bigger parties. Samajwadi Party, the Janata Dal (Secular), and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) are some of the major parties in this front. The results of the election are expected to be declared on 11th December.

Facts about Rajasthan politics

Assembly constituencies 200
Ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje
Chief Electoral Officer Anand Kumar (IAS)
Opposition party Indian National Congress
Parliamentary constituencies 25
Governor Kalyan Singh

Chief Minister of Rajasthan – 2018

Vasundhara Raje Scindia is the 13th and the current Chief Minister of Rajasthan. The first lady to hold the position, she is confident that her party would get another term in the state. However the distress a substantial number of farmers in the state is a genuine source of concern for her and the BJP.

Election Commission of Rajasthan

Position Name
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Anand Kumar (IAS)
Additional Chief Electoral Officer Dr.Rekha Gupta, Dr.Joga Ram
Joint CEO cum Joint Secretary Surendra Maheswari
OSD (Election) Hari Shankar Goyal

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News About Voter ID Rajasthan

  • Congress releases first list of candidates for the upcoming elections in Rajasthan

    Congress has released its first list of candidates for the upcoming legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan. The elections will be held in Rajasthan on December 7. Ashok Gehlot, former chief minister and a veteran of Rajasthan politics will be contesting the elections from Sardarpura with Sachin Pilot, another senior leader to contest the elections from Tonk. In total, Congress has released names of 152 candidates. Some of other notable candidates whose name is in the list are former National Commission for Women chief Girija Vyas who will be contesting from Udaipur and senior party leader CP Joshi from Nathdwara.  

    Rameshwar Lal Dudhi who is the leader of opposition in Rajasthan will contest the elections from Nokha with MP and former BJP member Harish Meena contesting from Deoli Uniara. As per reports the list was supposed to be released earlier but differences in the distribution of party tickets delayed it. In the previous legislative assembly elections BJP had won the majority in the 200 member legislative assembly. The results for the elections will be declared along with the results of 4 other states where elections will also be held simultaneously. The exit polls have backed Congress to come back into power by overthrowing the BJP government.    

    20 November 2018

  • High profile names from BJP not given ticket for the upcoming elections in Rajasthan

    A number of high profile names from the BJP have not been given a ticket to contest in upcoming legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan. The list of high profile names who will not be fighting the elections from the saffron party this time include 44 MLAs who did contest the elections last time. A more surprising fact to come out of this is that 4 of the 44 omitted names are ministers in the cabinet. BJP has to date released a list of 162 candidates and will release furthermore the names of 32 candidates to complete the list. The polls are scheduled to be held on December 7.

    Overall, 92 MLAs who contested the elections last time have been given a ticket again by BJP. In 2013, BJP won 163 out of 200 seats with its main rival Congress only winning 21 seats. Historically its either been Congress or the BJP that has been in power since the formation of the legislative assembly in the state. To date, the BJP has given ticket to 19 women for the upcoming legislative assembly elections with four candidates also been given tickets after they joined the saffron party from other political parties. Some of the high profile names to be denied a ticket include Babulal Verma, Dhan Singh Rawat, Rajkumar Rinwa and Surendra Goyal. Of these, Goyal has announced his resignation from the party and will contest the elections as an independent candidate.   

    17 November 2018

  • Rajasthan state EC set to introduce Braille enabled EVMs and voter slips

    The state election commission of Rajasthan is all set to introduce the Braille-enabled EVMs and voter slips for the visually impaired voters in the upcoming legislative assembly elections. The script for the voter slips will be provided by the polling booth level officers on the day of the polling to the visually impaired voters. The new M3 EVMs will be used so that the visually impaired voters can vote without any problems.

    As per the data collected by the election commission, there are 51,796 polling stations in the state and there are 4,36,125 registered voters who are specially abled. Out of these, 72,694 voters are visually impaired. It is to   that if the visually impaired person is not accompanied by another person is the only condition in which he or she will be allowed to vote via the Braille-enabled EVM. The election commission has brought in 76,000 ballot units for the same.  

    30 October 2018

  • Former BJP leader creates new political party in Rajasthan

    Former BJP leader in Rajasthan, Hanuman Beniwal has launched his own party with a view of the upcoming legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan. The name of the political party is Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP). Beniwal said that the party will currently focus on the upcoming legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan and will provide the general public with an alternative to the traditional heavyweights in the state which are Congress and BJP.

    Like Beniwal, Ghanshyam Tiwari, ex leader of BJP in Rajasthan formed his own party which is named as Bharat Vahini Party (BVP) and has promised RLP his support in the upcoming elections. The support by Tiwari was to RLP was extended at a rally where leaders of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Samajwadi Party were also present. All these parties are have common agenda of defeating the ruling party led by Vasundhara Raje in the upcoming legislative assembly elections. The leaders of these parties and Vasundhara Raje have clashed on may issues such as agricultural distress, distribution of funds etc.        

    30 October 2018

  • Former BJP leader creates new political party in Rajasthan

    Former BJP leader in Rajasthan, Hanuman Beniwal has launched his own party with a view of the upcoming legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan. The name of the political party is Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP). Beniwal said that the party will currently focus on the upcoming legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan and will provide the general public with an alternative to the traditional heavyweights in the state which are Congress and BJP.

    Like Beniwal, Ghanshyam Tiwari, ex leader of BJP in Rajasthan formed his own party which is named as Bharat Vahini Party (BVP) and has promised RLP his support in the upcoming elections. The support by Tiwari was to RLP was extended at a rally where leaders of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Samajwadi Party were also present. All these parties are have common agenda of defeating the ruling party led by Vasundhara Raje in the upcoming legislative assembly elections. The leaders of these parties and Vasundhara Raje have clashed on may issues such as agricultural distress, distribution of funds etc.        

    30 October 2018

  • Congress to release first list of candidates for Rajasthan elections

    Congress will release its first list of candidates for the upcoming legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan by 22 October. The list will be decided only after recommendations from the Pradesh Election Committee (PEC). The PEC has currently 44 members. The polling date for the Rajasthan legislative assembly elections has been decided as December 7, 2018. If the recommendations of the PEC matches with that of the secretary in charge in the state, the list of candidates will be finalised. In addition to this, the party will also take into account the survey on the ground.

    Congress is leaving no stone unturned in order to list only those candidates that have a good chance of winning the election. The ground survey is being given special importance as it will reflect the opinion of the people who will eventually decide who wins the election. The PEC members also have to be very careful while giving their own recommendations as they will be held liable for the candidate’s performance in the elections. Currently the BJP is in power in the state and has been since 2013 but the exit polls are indicating change this time.    

    17 October 2018

  • Preparations for upcoming legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan begin

    The preparations for the upcoming legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan have begun. The election commission has decided that the elections will be held in a single phase. The date of polling has been decided as 7 December, 2018. In the previous elections, BJP won 163 out of the 200 seats. As per the current seat break up, out of the 200 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has 160 members in the legislative assembly, Congress has 25 members, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has 2 members with National People's Party having 1 member and National Unionist Zamindara Party with 2 members. There are 7 members who do not belong to any political party and 3 seats are vacant.

    The BJP has won the last two legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan and it recently it has been a stronghold for them with good performances in the Lok Sabha elections as well. However, exit polls have been indicating a clear majority for Congress this time. The exit poll conducted by ABP C-Voter, see BJP only winning 57 seats as compared to Congress’ 130 seats with 13 seats going to others. The ABP CSDS voter survey backs Congress to get 44 percent votes as opposed to BJP who will gain only 39 percent of the votes during the elections.    

    12 October 2018

  • Rahul Gandhi accuses Rajasthan government of favouring industrialists over farmers

    Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the Rajasthan government is favouring industrialists over farmers and poor people. With the legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan set to be held next year, Rahul Gandhi was in Bharatpur to campaign for the same. In his speech, the Congress president laid a seething attack on prime minister Narendra Modi saying that in 4 and a half years that the NDA government has been in power, it has only helped industrialists clear their debt. He also claimed that the condition of farmers in the country has become worse in the past 5 years with the overall debt rising.

    In the speech, Gandhi also criticised the Goods and Services Tax introduced by the government saying that it had only made matters more complicated. The Congress president also lashed out at Modi for belittling the previous government's achievements over the last 70 years of independence. Aiming to boost Congress’ chances in the elections, Gandhi has started a road show which began in Dholpur which is the constituency of current chief minister, Vasundhara Raje. Bringing the Rafale issue into the picture, Gandhi criticised the NDA government saying it had failed on multiple fronts.    

    12 October 2018

  • EC planning to install women only polling booths for the upcoming elections in Rajasthan

    The state election commission of Rajasthan has decided to install women only polling stations in the state for the upcoming legwomen-onlyislative elections. The date of the polling has been decided as 7 December, 2018. The all women booth will be a part of a bigger new initiative by the election commission to make the elections accessible for all. Other than allowing only women voters into the polling booths, the government is also planning to hire only female staff to conduct the polling process and provide security as well. If achieved, this will be the first time ever that polls will be conducted by all women staff.

    The state election commission has asked the district officials to set up as many booths like this as possible. The only worry for the whole exercise is whether enough woman will be available for it or not. Another initiative for the elections launched by the EC is the vigil app which allows its users to report any misdeed happening during the election to the election commission which will be acted upon within 100 minutes of it being reported.     

    11 October 2018

  • Defective EVMs seized in Rajasthan by the election commission

    During the checking of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the cities of Jaipur and Jodhpur, defective EVMs have been seized by the officers of the election commission. In the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur alone, 38 ballot units and 58 control units have been found to be faulty. In another city, Jodhpur, the number of ballot units and control units that were found defective during the investigation were 5 and 7 respectively. The faulty EVMs from both the cities have now been sent to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) office for repair.

    As per deputy district election officer, Sunil Bhati, first level verification checks have already been conducted on all the EVMs in the state at the Lal Kothi office which has been set up for the sole purpose of verification. The Election Commission is planning on using Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines along with EVMs for the upcoming elections in Rajasthan. The EVMs to be used will be compatible with the VVPAT machines.

    Jodhpur district magistrate Ravi Kumar said that verification of the EVMs had been conducted thoroughly by experts in the presence of a representative of all political parties and the number of faulty machines found during the investigation was less than 1% of the total. The examination of the machines was carried out between June 18 and June 28.     

    20 July 2018

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