What is voter ID? Voter ID is an official document issued to the citizens of India, by the Election Commission of India on application. An application is to be submitted to the respective regional election commission office, with the enclosure of required documents. Your application would be scrutinized by an inspector, your name would be added to the respective electoral roll of the constituency, if the details furnished are found legitimate and an identification card, which is Voter ID, would be issued.
Voter ID is primarily used while casting your vote. This document contains your photograph, full legal name and residential address including pin-code, ward and constituency numbers. Voter ID can be used as an official document for personal identification. Enrolling in the electoral roll is mandatory to cast your vote.
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What are the eligibility criteria to apply for voter ID? Voter ID is issued to all the eligible citizens of India. Below mentioned are the basic criteria to apply for voter ID;
What are the documents required to apply for voter ID? One needs to provide document for age and address proof, along with a latest photograph.
The following documents are accepted as Address Proof: Aadhaar card, valid passport, Bank passbook attested by the branch manager, ration card, latest rental agreement, IT assessment, latest electricity/water/telephone/LPG bill.
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What is voter ID correction? The election commission might print wrong details on your voter ID. For example, your name is wrongly spelled or your date of birth is incorrect. It is important that these mistakes are corrected, as voter ID is an official document. All you need to do is apply for voter ID correction, by filling Form 8 and this could be done online. There is no fixed time-frame mentioned by the election commission to correct the details. It would usually take about a month to get your new voter ID with the right details after submission.
What is Form 8? Form 8 is an application form in which you can apply for the correction. This is available on the official website of the state’s chief electoral officer. Below mentioned are the steps that you need to follow to correct name (or any other details) on voter ID;
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Below mentioned are the steps to track the online application for correction;
FAQs related to correction of voter ID details;
Q: How to apply for correction of voter ID details?
A: you can apply online on https://www.nvsp.in and offline by visiting the local electoral office.
Q: What are the documents to be submitted while applying for a correction in name?
A: You need to produce any of the acceptable documents which have the correct name mentioned. If your name has been changed, then you need to produce the legal documents for it.
Q: What’s the election commission’s processing time to issue updated voter ID?
A: There is no fixed time frame mentioned by the election commission, it usually takes around 30 days.
Q: Are there any charges levied on correction?
A: There are no charges for the correction.
Q: How do we track our application?
A: Tracking is very simple. You just need to follow the below mentioned steps;
Q: Is correction of details on voter ID important?
A: Voter ID is used primarily to cast your vote. It also serves as a document of personal identity, address proof and age proof. It is important to update the right details, in case you want to produce this as an identification proof.
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