Voter ID In Tripura

Voting is an important responsibility of each and every citizen. Though many pay no heed to this right, many have realised the difference one vote can make. Every vote counts and contributes towards shaping the destiny of this country. In order to vote, citizens must be above the age of 18 years and need a Voter ID card. Learn more on how to get a Voter ID card, track its status and make corrections if needed.

Eligibility criteria to get EPIC

In order to be eligible for a Voter ID, you need to be eligible to vote.

  • All resident citizens who have attained the age of 18 years can apply.
  • NRIs above the age of 18 years who are not citizens of any other country.
  • All individuals must be of sound mind.
  • The minimum age criteria must be met on 1st January of the year in which the application is made. For instance, if you were born on 15th May, 1998, you will turn 18 on 15th May, 2016. So on 1st January, 2016, you will be 17 years old. You are not eligible to apply in 2016. You will have to wait till 2017.
Tripura Elections 2019
Tripura Elections 2019

How to apply for an EPIC?

An EPIC is an Electoral Photo Identity Card that enables eligible voters to cast their vote. To get a card, there are online as well as offline methods available.

How to apply online for Voter Id?

To apply for a new Voter ID online, follow the steps given below:

  • Login to the Tripura CEO website. (http://ceotripura.nic.in/)
  • On the left-hand column, click on “Online Registration”.
  • You will be directed to the ECI portal.
  • Click on the link “National Voter’s Service Portal” and you will be directed to the NVSP website.
  • Click on “Apply online for registration of new voter” to get an application form.
  • Fill out the form and ensure all your details are entered accurately.
  • You can save your form and complete it later. Once you are ready to submit your application, click on “Submit”.
  • A unique reference ID will be issued which you can use later to track the status of your application.

How to apply offline for Voter ID card?

To apply for your Voter ID offline, you can follow this process in Tripura:

  • You need to procure Form 6 which is available online or at your ERO’s office.
  • Fill in the application form ensuring all details provided are accurate.
  • Submit this form to the ERO of your Assembly Constituency.

Revisions of the Electoral Roll are held on an annual basis. During this time, an enumerator may visit your house to collect data on the number of voters in your household. You will be required to provide your details if you are not already included in the roll. The person will provide you with a record of enumeration which is your acknowledgement slip. A draft roll will be published at designated locations or at the ERO’s office. You can check if your name has been included there.

Documents requires for Voter ID card

  • Application Form 6 for resident citizens, Form 6A for NRIs.
  • Age proof for citizens between 18 years and 21 years.
  • Address proof such as Driving Licence, Ration Card, Passport, Bank passbook and utility bills.
  • Passport size photograph

Tracking Voter ID Status

After you have applied for your Voter ID, it is important to check that your name is included in the electoral roll.

Tracking Voter ID Status Online

You can search for your name and details in the electoral roll by visiting the Tripura CEO website.

  • In the left hand column, click on “View Status of Application”.
  • You can find out the status of your application by entering the following information.
    • Enter your District number and name.
    • Enter Part number and name.
    • Select your Assembly Constituency.
    • Choose your form.
    • You can enter the date which is optional and click on “Show Records”.
  • Alternatively, you can enter your Form number and click on “Show Records”.

Tracking Voter ID status via SMS

There is no SMS facility available to track your voter ID status in Tripura yet.

Calling on the Dedicated ECI Helpline Number

There is a dedicated helpline which individuals can use to address all complaints and queries. It can also be used to track your application number. The helpline is available between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on all working days.

  • Toll free - 1950

How to apply for duplicate Voter Id card?

A Voter ID card is valid for a lifetime. There is no need to renew the card, however, people do need replacement cards in case of theft, loss or normal wear and tear.

Online

  • You need to fill in Form EPIC-002 which is available online.
  • Fill in the form and sign it, and then submit it at your Electoral Office.
  • For damaged cards, you need to deposit the old card.
  • For lost, misplaced and stolen cards, you need to deposit a copy of the FIR.
  • A reference number will be issued which you must keep safely to track the status of your application.
  • The date for issuing EPIC cards will be published in all leading newspapers.
  • The charges for a duplicate ID is Rs.25.

Offline

  • Visit your concerned Electoral Office and deposit your old ID along with Rs.25.
  • If you have lost your ID or it has been stolen, then you need to deposit a copy of the FIR.
  • Submit Form EPIC-002 and fill it in accurately.
  • Submit the form at the office along with the required documents.
  • A reference number will be issued which you must keep safely to track the status of your application.
  • The date for issuing EPIC cards will be published in all leading newspapers.

Documents required for duplicate Voter ID

  1. Application form EPIC-002.
  2. Old Voter ID card.
  3. For Voter ID cards that have been stolen, lost or misplaced, you will need an FIR (First Information Report).
  4. Recent passport sized photograph.
  5. Age proof for applicants between 18 and 21 years of age.
  6. Address Proof (Any one of the following)
    • Bank, Post Office, Kisan current Pass Book.
    • Assessment Order or Income Tax Return filed.
    • Government issued ID such as Passport, Ration Card, Driving License, and so on
    • Utility bills in the name of the applicant or immediate relative such as latest Telephone, Electricity, Gas Connection, Water Bill for the address.
    • Postal department’s posts received and delivered in the applicant’s name at the given address.

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

On several occasions, due to high volumes of cards issued, there maybe errors made on your EPIC card. In some cases it maybe the fault of the applicant, in others it maybe the fault of the office. But the getting the details corrected is important as your Voter ID allows you to vote and it also serves as a widely accepted proof of age, identity and address.

Correction/updating Using Form 8

  • To make corrections in your Voter ID online, you need to fill in Form 8 which will be available online on the NVSP website.
  • Select “Correction of entries in electoral roll”.
  • Pay special attention to Section IV of the form. Ensure all details are accurate as the correction will be taken from this section.
  • Submit all relevant documents along with the form.
  • A reference number will be issued which you must keep safely to track the status of your application.
  • The date for issuing EPIC cards will be published in all leading newspapers.

Changing constituency using Form 8A

When you shift your residence, you need to move your name to the electoral roll of your new assembly constituency. You cannot be enrolled in more than one AC as per the law. You can apply for your name to be transposed between constituencies.

  • Fill up Form 8A and submit it to your previous Electoral Office.
  • You can also fill up this form online on the NVSP website by selecting “Correction of entries in electoral roll”.
  • Ensure that you enter your new address accurately in Section IV of the form.
  • Section V can be left blank if the applicant is the same as the person filling the form. THis section should be filled only in case the person filling the form is seeking transposition for someone else.
  • A reference number will be issued which should be kept for future reference.

Documents required

  • For corrections, use Form 8
  • For change of address, use Form 8A
  • Recent passport sized photograph.
  • Age proof for applicants between 18 and 21 years of age.
  • Address Proof (Any one of the following)
    • Bank, Post Office, Kisan current Pass Book.
    • Assessment Order or Income Tax Return filed.
    • Government issued ID such as Passport, Ration Card, Driving License, and so on
    • Utility bills in the name of the applicant or immediate relative such as latest Telephone, Electricity, Gas Connection, Water Bill for the address.
    • Postal department’s posts received and delivered in the applicant’s name at the given address.

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

Traditional methods are available for applicants to make corrections to their Voter IDs

Correction/updating Using form 8

During the annual revisions of the Electoral Rolls, applicants who wish to get their Voter IDs corrected can fill up Form 8 and submit it at the designated locations. During the rest of the year, the form can be submitted to the ERO or AERO of your concerned assembly constituency.

Changing constituency using Form 8A

To change the address in your Voter ID, you can follow the method given below:

  • Fill up Form 8A and submit it at the designated locations during the Electoral Roll revisions.
  • The form can be submitted at the previous residence’s ERO office.
  • Alternatively, you can fill up Form 6 and submit it at your new AERO or ERO of your new residence but you must ensure that your name is deleted from the old Electoral Roll.

FAQs on Voter's ID In Tripura?

  1. I am 40 years old, do I need to submit age proof?

    No, age proof is required only for applicants between 18 and 21 years of age. For all other applicants, a declaration of their age is enough.

  2. Is it necessary to give my contact details for my Voter ID?

    No, this is not mandatory but optional. Providing your contact information allows the ERO to communicate further about Voter ID information.

  3. My landlord has requested me not to enroll for a Voter ID, what should I do?

    Every citizen has the right to be enrolled in the Electoral Roll. You can simply approach your ERO, fill up Form 6 and submit it. As per the law, your landlord cannot tell you not to regist to Vote.

  4. Someone I know has made a fake Voter ID. How do I report this?

    If you wish to object to anyone’s name being included in the Electoral Roll, you need to fill up Form 7 and submit it to the ERO’s office by post or in person.

  5. I have recently shifted my residence. How do I find out my new Assembly Constituency?

    You will need to visit the nearest ERO office to find out which Assembly Constituency you belong to. There is also a provision online to search your name in the Electoral Roll. You can pinpoint your location on the map provided.

  6. What age proof is acceptable for EPIC application?

    You can submit any of the following documents as age proof:

    • Baptism Certificate
    • Birth certificate issued by a recognised school or Government school at which the applicant was enrolled
    • Birth certificate issued by Municipal Authorities or district office of the Registrar of Births and Deaths
    • Driving License
    • Aadhar Card
    • PAN Card
    • Indian Passport
    • Class 10, 8 or 5 marks sheet with date of birth
    • For individuals who have not passed Class 10, the parents must make a declaration in the prescribed format given in Annexure-1. The applicant will have to be present before the ERO/BLO/AERO for verification
    • Individuals who have not cleared Class 10 and do not have parents, then the concerned Municipal Corporation or Committee, or a sarpanch of the concerned Gram Panchayat must issue a certificate of his age

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News About Voter ID In Tripura

  • 80 percent turnout recorded during Charilam assembly election

    Elections held in Charilam constituency of Tripura saw a total turnout of more than 80 percent. As per information received around 36,793 voters casted their votes in the elections held on Monday. Of the 36,793 electors who casted their votes, 17,880 were female voters. The elections in Charilam constituency got deferred after the original CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma died due to cardiac arrest on February 11. A total of five candidates were in the fray for elections into the assembly from the constituency. However, based on the information received, the competition was merely between the candidates of Bharatiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India Marxist’s.

    It needs to be mentioned that the BJP - IPFT coalition government was formed in the state on March 9 with the state president of the Saffron party taking oath as the Chief Minister of the state. The oath taking ceremony was attended by many leaders of the BJP. Some of them present on the occasion were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, veteran leaders L.K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.

    13 March 2018

  • Repolling to take place in six polling stations in Tripura

    The Tripura Chief Electoral officer was directed by the Election Commission to carry out repolling in six polling stations of the state. Of the six polling stations to undergo repolling one falls in Dhanpur segment, from where Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is contesting. It needs to be mentioned that CPI(M) and Congress had criticized the officials of Election Department as well as the Election Commission for criminal negligence and playing a biased role.

    In the elections that was held on February 18, 2018 saw 92 percent voters casting their votes, which set a new record in the history of electoral process in the country. The state had registered 92 percent and 91 percent voting in the preceding assembly elections of 2013 and 2008 respectively.

    28 February 2018

  • Exit polls predict BJP’s win in Tripura

    Tripura which went to polls on February 18 is to set to be ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as per two exit polls. Axis My India exit poll and the NewsX survey stated that the BJP will come to power and thus bring an end to the CPI(M) rule in the state. While the Axis My India exit poll gave BJP and its allies 44-50 seats, the NewsX survey showed BJP winning 35-45 seats. C-Voter exit polls however predicted that it can go either way between the ruling left government and the BJP. It showed Left winning 26-34 seats while BJP winning 24-32 seats. It needs to be mentioned that Tripura has been under the rule of CPI(M) for the last 25 years.

    In Nagaland, the Axis My India exit poll showed ruling NPF of having an edge without mentioning the numbers of seats that the party can win while NewsX survey and C-Voter exit poll predicted that the alliance of BJP and NDPP will come to power when the results are declared on March 3. As for Meghalaya, two exit polls showed NPP as a favourite to emerge as the winners while one predicted Congress to continue ruling the state like it has done for the past 10 years.

    28 February 2018

  • Re-polling in six constituencies

    The Communist Party of India (Marxist), which is the ruling party in Tripura had accused the ELection Commission of failing to conduct a proper election. Bijan Dhar, State Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) stated that political action must be taken on those who were responsible for the carelessness. On the other hand, an EC Official stated that several complaints on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) not working was found to be false.

    However, in Dhanpur, Sonamura, Teliamura, Kadamtala-Kurti, Ampinagar and Sabroom Assembly constituencies in Tripura, re-polling is being held.

    27 February 2018

  • Elections for Charilam assembly seat in Tripura to be held on March 12

    Tripura’s Chief Electoral Officer Sriram Taranikanti has informed that the elections for the Charilam assembly seat will be held on March 12. The election for the seat was postponed after the CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma died of cardiac arrest on February 12. The filing of nomination from CPI(M) candidate which started today will end on February 22 while the last date for withdrawal of nomination is February 26. The result of the elections in the constituency will be declared on March 15. It needs to be mentioned that polling for the remaining 59 assembly seats will be held on February 18.

    20 February 2018

  • 78 percent voters turn up for Tripura elections

    Tripura underwent elections for 59 constituencies on February 18. As many 25,36,589 voters casted their votes across the 3,174 polling stations. The elections in the state were stated to be peaceful and incident-free. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Tapas Roy informed that officially the voter turnout was 78.5 percent. He further informed that due to certain problems with EVMs and VVPATs in a few polling stations, voting was allowed to carry on till 9 pm. The elections in the state is a direct fight between the left and the BJP with the saffron brigade determined to overthrow the Left government which has been in power for the last twenty five years.

    It needs to mentioned that though the state election commission stated the elections to be incident free, the Left Front have alleged that voters were intimidated. According to them, voters who went to cast their votes at the three polling booths located at Takarjhala were forced to cast their votes in favour of IPFT candidates. As such, they have demanded repolling at the specific polling stations.

    19 February 2018

  • 92 percent voters cast their votes in Tripura

    In the recent Tripura elections, over 92 percent voters casted their votes. The voting percentage according to an official set a new record in the country’s electoral history. The election official stated that though the final vote tally was 89.80, it went up to 92 percent after the postal ballots were taken into account. Around 50,000 polling and security personnel deployed on election duty casted their votes through postal ballots, informed the official from the Election department. The official went further and stated that had EVMs and VVPATs not faced technical issues, the overall percentage would be have been much higher. It needs to be mentioned that on February 18, casting of votes were done in 59 of the 60 assembly constituencies. Balloting for the remaining one constituency would be held on March 12, which was deferred following the death of CPI(M) candidate and sitting MLA Ramendra Narayan Debbarma.

    19 February 2018

  • BJP Vows Free Smartphones, More SEZs in the Manifesto

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its vision document for the upcoming Tripura Assembly election. It promised free smartphones to youth for free if they are voted to power. In addition, the party vowed to set up more Special Economic Zones (SEZ) for food IT, bamboo, and food processing. The manifesto also promised employment, free education for women till graduation, clean drinking water and more. In a bid to garner more votes, the BJP manifesto promised for 7th Pay Commission for all employees of the state. Furthermore, a detailed health insurance coverage of up to Rs. 5 lakh to app BPL households was also mentioned in the manifesto.

    The 60-member assembly selection will be held on 18 February 2018 where BJP is contesting 51 seats.

    13 February 2018

  • CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarama Dies

    The Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarama died owing to a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. He was contesting the upcoming Tripura Elections from the Charilam Assembly Constituency.

    CPI (M) member, Santosh Biswas stated that 63-year-old Debbarama was campaigning when he felt pain in his chest, following which he was taken to the hospital.

    As per the electoral laws, the election in Charilam will now be countermanded. The 60-seat Tripura Assembly Elections are scheduled to take place on 18 February 2018, while the vote counting is slated for 3 March 2018.

    11 February 2018

  • A Survey Indicates That BJP May Win The Tripura Assembly Elections 2018

    There is a bad news to the ruling The Communist Party of India (Marxist) Party in Tripura. As the state Assembly Elections are all set to be held on the 18 February 2018. Before the elections, a survey was conducted to find out which party will win the upcoming elections. The opinion poll has forecasted some bad news for the ruling CPI (M)). As per the poll, BJP-IPFT coalition in Tripura is likely to win 31-37 seats out of the total 60 assembly constituencies in the state.The survey also predicts that the ruling CPI(M) may get 23-29 seats; while the Congress and other parties may not win any seat in the state.

    7 February 2018

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