Voter ID Details

The Constitution and the Representation of People's Act, 1951, protects the common man of India for practicing his voting right. This is essentially one of the most important rights as a democratic country since it is in the hands of the people in a democracy to elect their representatives in the Government, so that they benefit from it. However this right can be practiced by Indians over the age of 18. Some citizens despite of meeting the citizenship and age parameter may be restricted for certain violations that they may have been a part of against the country and it’s people’s interest. But that is still not enough. A person should have a Voter ID card to be eligible to be able to cast their vote. The voter ID card also has several functions as an ID and address proof. It is also linked with an individual’s Aadhaar card making it one of the most important documents that an individual should own. But it is essential to know what are the details given in the Voter ID card and how they can be changed when necessary?

Elements in the Voter ID Card

The following are a list of voter Id details that come with the card:

  1. Voter’s Full Name
  2. Voter’s Father’s Name
  3. Voter’s Date of Birth
  4. Voter’s Permanent Address
  5. Voter’s Voting ID
  6. Voting Ward Number
  7. Signature of an Electoral Officer in Power
  8. Photo ID of the Voter

How to make Changes to your Details in the Voter ID

Follow the steps to be able to make changes to your Voter ID Card details:

  1. Make sure that you check voter ID details before you start, and know what you need to change.
  2. Visit the National Voter’s Service Portal on your browser.
  3. Scroll down the page to a button that reads, “Correction of entries in Electoral roll”
  4. Click on the this button that is labelled, ‘Correction of entries in Electoral roll’
  5. You will be directed to a page with various online application forms.
  6. Click on “Form 8”

Form 8: Voter ID Details Correction Request Form

This form is meant for changing particulars entered in electoral roll. Keep in mind to have your voter Id card for the details so that you have accurate details of what needs to be corrected ot changed. Follow the steps given below to fill up the form and make sure that you enter the spellings correctly:

  1. Select your Parliamentary Constituency and State. If unaware of any of these details, check your voter ID card.
  2. You need to then provide your own details. Make sure that you have the spellings right.
  3. Enter your full address as mentioned in your voter ID card.
  4. You need to then enter your Voter ID card number. This is an alphanumeric number on your card.
  5. You need to upload certain documents for verification. They need to be scanned. So, have them ready in your system already.
  6. The following things can be changed. Choose the detail that you need to change and click on the checkbox that is relevant:
  7. Make sure that you enter the details that have to be changed, correctly.
  8. Enter your email address and cell phone number as well.
  9. You need to also upload documents as proof of legitimacy for the detail change.
  10. Read the form again and check voter ID details to ensure that everything has been entered correctly. You can also click the Save button if you need to save the details and not lose the information if you have already entered.
  11. Click the Submit button when you are absolutely sure.
  12. You will get a confirmation message.
  13. The change will appear on the next voter list that is released.

Voter ID Details FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

  1. Where can I find the EPIC number in voter ID?

    The EPIC number can be found on the hard copy of your voter’s ID. In case you do not have the hard copy, you may visit the official NVSP website and follow the steps mentioned below to determine your EPIC number.

    • Visit the official NVSP website.
    • Click on ‘Search your name in electoral roll’.
    • Under the tab ‘Search by details’, fill in all the required details.
    • This will allow you to print a provisional voter ID which will also contain the EPIC number.
  2. What is EPIC ID number?

    An EPIC (Elector's Photo Identity Card) ID number or voter ID number is a ten-digit unique alpha numeric code printed on your voter ID. This is used to cast vote and helps to prevent electoral fraud.

  3. Is EPIC number and voter ID same?

    While EPIC and voter ID are the same, the EPIC number and voter ID are not. The EPIC number is unique 10-digit alpha numeric code assigned to the EPIC/voter ID.

  4. How many digits are there in voter ID number?

    The voter ID number or EPIC number is a 10-digit alpha numeric code.

  5. Does the voter ID expire?

    The voter ID remains valid up until a voter moves to another constituency or remains inactive if you haven't voted in the last two general elections.

  6. What is reference ID in voter ID?

    Reference ID is a unique ID provided while applying for an EPIC that will help in tracking the process.

  7. Which states do not require a voter ID?

    All states require you to have a voter ID in order to cast a vote.


News About Voter ID Details

  • J&K Plans Infra Increase For Voter Helpline

    The Jammu and Kashmir government plans on hiring manpower and increasing infrastructure for a ‘de-centralised’ voter helpline across districts. This is being done ahead of a delimitation exercise (due to start after 31st October, 2019) and possible elections in the new union territory next year.

    The universal helpline number 1950 was launched in January 2019 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Under the new decentralised plan, individuals will be hired to man helplines in each district.

    The Chief Electoral Officer’s office aims to make the 1950 helpline the primary resource for citizens looking for electoral services and information. Complaints and grievances would also be lodged through the helpline and calls logged with the National Grievance Service Portal run by the EC.

    4 September 2019

  • CIC upholds PMOs decision to not disclose PM Modi’s Aadhaar and Voter ID details

    After the Prime Minister’s Office decided not to make public the Aadhaar and Voter ID details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Central Information Commission supported the move. The commission stated that the details cannot be disclosed as per the exemption available under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005. The answer comes after a person named Soni S Eramath filed an RTI asking whether the Prime Minister was administered the oath of office in the name of ‘Mr. Narendra Modi’ by the president as well as had demanded information about PM’s Aadhaar and Voter ID. It needs to be mentioned that as per the section it excused the disclosure of information as it has no relationship to any public interest or one which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual. It also informs that the records can be disclosed only if the official handling the application is satisfied that the disclosure will be helpful in the larger public interest.

    5 March 2018

  • Aadhaar Pan linkage and E-filing

    As announced earlier, it is now mandatory to link the Aadhaar to the PAN card in order to carry out the filing process for income tax return (ITR). Moreover, Aadhaar is an important document which is required for the application of Aadhaar. There are many taxpayers who do not have the Aadhaar, however, they found a workaround for this situation. If the taxpayers have completed the ITR filing manually before the 30th of June, he/she is not required producing of Aadhaar, henceforth, the taxpayers must produce his/her Aadhaar for the e-filing process.

    27 July 2017

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