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Want to Cast your Vote? Check Out Simple Steps to Apply for Voter ID Card Online



The campaigning by political parties has reached great heights for the 17th Lok Sabha elections. The 1st phase of the 2019 elections was held on 11th April 2019. The Election Commission of India said that the first phase of polling was peaceful in most constituencies.

The table below shows the state wise voter turnout percentage of phase 1 polling:


Voter turnout in %

Andaman & Nicobar Islands


Andhra Pradesh


Arunachal Pradesh






















Uttar Pradesh




West Bengal


There are 6 more phases of polling and voters across India must cast their vote. If you are an adult Indian citizen, who wants to vote, but hates standing in long queues to apply for a Voter ID, then you can apply online.

Applying for Voter ID has now become easy and a hassle free process, unlike in the past when applicants had to visit the regional election commission office, several times. Citizens who have moved to a different constituency too can apply online for an updated Voter ID.

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Want to cast your vote? Check Out Simple Steps to Apply for voter ID card online

Here Are The Steps To Follow To Apply For Voter ID Card Online:

1) Log on to National Voters’ Services Portal (NVSP) at

2) Click on the option of ‘Apply online for registration of new voter/due to shifting from AC’, you may directly go to NVSP Form 6 page.

3) You can choose to view website content in your preferred language, from the drop-down given at the top right of the screen.

4) Fill all details like name, age and address.

5) Upload scanned copies of your latest photograph, along with identity proof and address proof.

6) Once you fill the form, check details to ensure accuracy and click on ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page.

7) On successfully submitting the application form, you will receive an email and SMS on the registered email ID and phone number, containing a reference number. This reference number can be used to track the application status.

Here Are The Steps To Follow To Apply For Voter ID Card Offline:

1) Visit the regional election commission office and fill Form 6.

2) Carry attested copies of identity and address proofs.

3) Attach a latest photograph and submit it at the regional election commission office.

4) On submission, you will be given a reference number which is to be used to track the application status.

SEE ALSO: How to Download Voter ID Card Online?

Here Are The Steps To Follow To Track Voter ID Card Application Status:

1) Log on to

2) Click on ‘Track Application Status’.

3) Enter the reference number.

4) Your application status would be displayed

How NRIs can also Apply for Voter ID Card? Here's the Way:

Non Resident Indians NRIs or Overseas Citizens of India OCIs, can also apply for a Voter ID online on the official NVSP website.

Log on to the website and click on the option ‘Apply online for registration of overseas voters’. Fill all required details and click on ‘submit’.

The Following Documents Are Accepted As Valid Identity Proof:

  • Passport
  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Date Of Birth Certificate
  • Marks Sheet of Class X

The Following Documents Are Accepted As Valid Address Proof:

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Bank / Kisan / Post Office Passbook
  • Ration Card
  • Income Tax Assessment Order
  • Rental or Lease Agreement
  • Water Bill
  • Telephone Bill
  • Electricity Bill
  • Gas Connection Bill
  • Post / Letter / Mail Delivered Through India Post.

Advantages of Applying for Voter ID Card Online:

There are several advantages applying for voter ID online. Some are as follows:

1) Comfort: The biggest advantage of online application for Voter ID registration is that applicants don’t have to travel to the electoral office multiple times for collecting the form, submitting the form and tracking it. Many applicants do not know where the regional electoral office is and won’t have time to go all the way to the electoral office. Online application process solves this problem. The complete application process can be done online, without having to visit the electoral office.

2) Track Voter ID Status: This service gives applicants an option to track application status of Voter ID online. Post submission of the application form, applicants would receive regular updates on the status of Voter ID application. Applicants need not visit the electoral office to keep a check on the status.

3) Quick processing: It usually takes a month's time for applicants to get Voter ID delivered to their residence. The entire application process can be completed from home or office.

SEE ALSO: Voter ID Card How to Apply in Online?

Eligibility To Apply For Voter ID

  • The applicant must be an Indian Citizen.
  • The applicant must be 18 years of age.
  • The applicant must have a valid ID proof.
  • The applicant must have a valid address proof.
  • The applicant must not have voter ID of any other constituency. If so, he or she must submit Form 6, to delete the name in the electoral roll of the old constituency.

How To Check Your Name On Voter List For Lok Sabha Elections?

  • Log on to
  • You can search your name in the electoral roll by entering details like name, father’s or husband’s name, age, date of birth, district, state, gender and assembly constituency.
  • Another option to search for the name is by keying in your electoral photo ID card number or EPIC number which is mentioned on the voter ID card issued.

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