Documents Required To Apply For Voter ID Card

Voter ID is important for every Indian citizen as it works as an identity card as well as allows the citizens to cast vote during election time. If you do not have a Voter ID card and are thinking of applying for one, then you might find this article really helpful.

What is a Voter ID Card?

The Election Commission of India issues an Indian citizen a voter ID card, also known as a "Voter Registration Card" or a "Election Card," which serves as proof of citizenship and permits them to vote in this country. This photo identification card aids in enhancing the electoral roll's accuracy and preventing incidences of election 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?

Follow the steps mentioned below to apply for a Voter ID card in India:

  1. Log in to the Election Commission official website.
  2. 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.
  3. Log in to your account. If you are are a new user, click on the “Register” button.
  4. 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.
  5. Once you enter these details and click on “Continue”, your login credentials will be sent to your registered email ID.
  6. Once you log in with the credentials you received, you will be asked to change your password for security reasons.
  7. Once you have logged in, click on the “Form 6” or “Application for including name in assembly constituency voters list” option.
  8. Fill the form accurately, attach a passport size color photo, and click on the “Submit” option.
  9. 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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