How to Make a New Voter ID Card From Mobile & Check Application Status

A Voter Card is also known as an “Electoral Photo Identity Card” (EPIC) or simply a “voter ID card,” is an official government-issued document in India that serves as proof of identity and residence for eligible Indian citizens. The primary purpose of a voter card is to enable Indian citizens to participate in the democratic process by casting their votes in elections.

How to Apply Online for Voter Card

To apply for a voter card (Electoral Photo Identity Card or EPIC) online in India, you can follow these general steps. Please note that the specific process may vary by state, so it’s essential to check the official website of your state’s Election Commission for state-specific instructions:

  1. Check Eligibility:
    • Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for voter registration in India. You must be an Indian citizen and at least 18 years old as of the qualifying date specified by the Election Commission.
  2. Visit the National Voter’s Service Portal (NVSP):
  3. Register as a New User:
    • If you are not already registered on the NVSP portal, click on the “Apply online for registration of new voter/due to shifting from AC” link.
    • Register as a new user by providing your mobile number and email address. You will receive an OTP (One-Time Password) for verification.
  4. Login to the Portal:
    • Once registered, log in to the NVSP portal using your credentials (mobile number and OTP).
  5. Form 6 – Application for Voter Registration:
    • In your NVSP dashboard, select the “Form 6 – Application for Inclusion of Name in Electoral Roll” option.
    • Fill out the online Form 6 with your personal details, address, and other relevant information.
  6. Upload Documents:
    • Scan and upload the necessary documents, including proof of identity, proof of address, and passport-sized photograph. The specific documents required may vary by state, so check the guidelines provided on the portal.
  7. Review and Submit:
    • Review the information you provided in Form 6 and the uploaded documents to ensure accuracy.
    • Click the “Submit” button to submit your application.
  8. Application Reference Number:
    • After successfully submitting your application, you will receive an application reference number. Note this number for future reference and tracking.
  9. Verification Process:
    • The Election Commission and election officials will verify your application and documents. This process may take some time.
  10. Downloading Voter ID Card (EPIC):
    • Once your application is approved and your name is included in the electoral roll, you can download your voter ID card (EPIC) from the NVSP portal.
  11. Physical Voter Card Delivery:
    • In some cases, a physical voter ID card may be sent to your registered address.

Documents Required for Online Apply Voter Card

To apply for a voter ID card online, you would require the following documents:

  • One passport sized photograph
  • Identity proof- this could be a birth certificate, passport, driving license or high school mark sheet.
  • Address proof- this could be either ration card, your passport, driving license or a utility bill (phone or electricity).
Voter’s ID Card Eligibility
  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • The applicant must have a permanent residential address.
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old.

How to Check Voter ID Card Application Status

To check the status of your voter card application in India, you can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Official NVSP Portal:
  2. Click on “Track Application Status”:
    • On the NVSP homepage, you will find an option labeled “Track Application Status.” Click on it to proceed.
  3. Enter Reference ID:
    • You will be prompted to enter your reference ID. The reference ID is typically provided to you at the time of submitting your voter card application. It may also be referred to as the application reference number.
  4. Enter Captcha Code:
    • Type in the captcha code displayed on the screen for verification purposes.
  5. Click on “Track Status”:
    • After entering the reference ID and captcha code, click on the “Track Status” button.
  6. View Application Status:
    • The next page will display the status of your voter card application. It will indicate whether your application is under processing, approved, or any other relevant status.
  7. Additional Information:
    • Depending on the stage of processing, you may also receive additional information about the status, such as the expected date of approval or dispatch of your voter card.
  8. Download Voter Card (if applicable):
    • If your application is approved, you may have the option to download your voter card (Electoral Photo Identity Card or EPIC) from the NVSP portal. This is subject to your state’s policies and procedures.
  9. Print or Save the Status:
    • You can print or save the application status for your records.