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How to Download Voter ID Card Online? Research Team | Posted On Tuesday, January 15,2019, 07:13 PM

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How to Download Voter ID Card Online?



India is a democratic country and each citizen above 18 years has the right to choose their leaders by casting his/her vote. Nobody can simply go out and cast their vote. In order to cast votes, you must have a voter ID. The government issues voter ID to each citizen who has attained 18 years of age. 

Before we speak on how to download voter ID card online, let’s see how you can apply for the voter ID. Applying for voter ID is really simple and it can be done both online and offline. In this article, we will discuss how you can apply for voter ID online.

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Apply For Voter ID Card Online:

Applying for the Voter ID online is very simple and can be done in just a few steps. You can apply for voter id online through the official portal of the Election Commission of India. The website has got all information on the election process in India.

How to Download Voter ID Card Online?

Who can apply for a voter ID?

If you are 18 years or above, you can apply for the voter ID in India. The applicants can be categorized into the following three groups:

a) General new voter: You come under this category if you live in India and apply for a voter ID for the first time.

b) Change in constituency: You come under this category if you have changed your permanent address.

c) Overseas voter: Non-Resident Indians (NRI's) come under this category. NRI's have all the right to vote in India, even if they are not physically present in the country. But, they should not have citizenship of another country.

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Documents required in applying for a voter ID:

a) One recent passport-sized photograph.

b) Copy of age proof: Birth certificate/ passport/ PAN card/ driving licence/ Aadhaar card.

c) Copy of address proof: Passport/ Driving licence/ bank passbook/ ration card/ rental agreement/ utility bill.

Steps involved in applying for a voter ID online:

1. To apply for the voter ID online, you must visit, which is the official website of the Election Commission of India. After you visit the website, you must select the first option shown on the website, if you are a new voter staying in India. You must select the second option if you are an NRI.

2. As soon as you select the required option, you will be taken to a fresh page which has got Form 6. This form will appear in Hindi, and you can either translate to English or Malayalam from the available options.

3. Once you choose the language of preference, you have to select the State and District where you reside. You will then be asked if you are a first-time voter or you are applying for a voter ID due to a shift in constituency.

4. You must fill the entire form by attaching the required documents and submit.

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How to download voter ID card online?

This is how you download voter ID card online:

Downloading voter ID card online is very simple. After you apply for the voter Id, you will get an application number on your phone and registered email ID. By using this application number, you can check if your voter ID is ready or not. As soon as your voter ID is ready and uploaded on the website, you can download voter ID card by clicking on the 'Download' button. You can also take the physical copy of the voter ID.

Can I download a soft copy of voter ID?

You cannot download the soft copy of the voter ID as a hologram has been included in it. You can just see the information mentioned in your voter ID.

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