Documents Required To Apply For Voter ID Card

During election time in India, we hear many opinions about the government that rules and how change is very necessary to set things right. But, many do not register their name in the electoral list or have a valid Voter ID Card. Many aren’t aware of the documents required to get a Voter ID.

What is a Voter ID Card?

A voter ID card, also known as “Voter Registration Card” or an “Election Card” is issued to an Indian citizen by the Election Commission of India which acts as a proof of his/her citizenship and allows them to cast their votes in this country. This photo identity card helps in improving the accuracy of the electoral roll and to help prevent cases of electoral fraud.

Documents required to get a Voter ID Card

  • Recent passport size photographs
  • Address proof (any one of the following)
  • Copy of proof of age
    • 10th Standard Certificate
    • Birth Certificate
    • Pan Card
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Driving Licence
    • Copy of Passport
    • Kisan Card
  • Identity proof (any one of the following)
    • Pan Card
    • Driving Licence
    • Ration Card
    • Passport Copy
    • Bank Passbook with Photograph
    • SSLC Certificate
    • Student ID Card
    • Aadhaar Card

Why is it important to have a Voter ID Card?

  • It is a form of identity proof which can be used to avail services in this country.
  • It allows you to cast your vote in elections.
  • It proves that you are an Indian citizen.
  • It helps in reducing electoral fraud.
  • People with a valid Voter ID can avail special offers which are rolled out by the Government of India from time to time. For example, you cannot apply for a ration card in India if you do not have a voter’s ID.

How to apply for a Voter ID Card in India?

  • Log in to the Election Commission official website.
  • Select the state you reside in from the drop-down. Once you have done that, you will be redirected to your state-specific Chief Electoral Officer page.
  • Log in to your account. If you are are a new user, click on the “Register” button.
  • If you are a new user, you will be asked for your basic details like your first name, last name, email ID, mobile number, and your gender to create an account.
  • Once you enter these details and click on “Continue”, your login credentials will be sent to your registered email ID.
  • Once you log in with the credentials you received, you will be asked to change your password for security reasons.
  • Once you have logged in, click on the “Form 6” or “Application for including name in assembly constituency voters list” option.
  • Fill the form accurately, attach a passport size color photo, and click on the “Submit” option.
  • Once you have completed these steps, you will have to walk into the nearest voter ID facilitation center with supporting documents like address and identity proof to finish the formality.

Alternatively, you can walk into a voter’s ID facilitation center with supporting documents directly and ask them for a Form 6 and apply for a voter registration card.


Voter ID Card by State

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