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How to get your Voter ID

February 02, 2012

Voting is an essential part of the democratic process and is a responsibility every citizen of India must undertake enthusiastically. This cannot be done without the Voter ID. The Voter’s Id is essential for voting during elections and can also be used as address proof, age proof and as a Photo Id card for all government programs and other situations like applying for a loan, at a domestic airport and to open a bank account.

Pre – Process requirements:

In case of any error in the details furnished in your voter ID card, please follow this process.

  1. Download Form 8 and fill it up carefully.
  2. Arrange for the following documents, in case they required by the authorities.
  1. Address proof (any of the following)
  • - Mobile telephone bill
  • - Land phone bill
  • - Water bill
  • - Electricity bill
  • - Property tax receipt
  • - Bank statement
  • - Passport
  • - Ration card
  • - House Lease/Rental agreement
  • - LPG receipt
  • - Driving license
  • - Identity cards given by the employer
  • - Any of the 17 alternative documents prescribed by Election Commission for identity proof
  1. Age proof document if you are 1st time voter
  • - High School Certificate / SSLC Mark Sheet.
  • - Birth Certificate.
  • - Passport.
  • - Driving License.
  1. Passport size photographs.
  1. Submit the Application Form along with the documents required to the concerned Electoral Officer of the Assembly constituency where you reside. Collect the receipt duly signed by the ERO.


Documentation required:

Documents required for obtaining voter ID card are:

  • 1. Address proof
  • 2. Age proof
  • 3. Passport size photographs
  • 4. Application form


 Department /Organisation: Election Commission

Contact person: Electoral Registration Officer in your area

Website :

Location: Contact guide

Do remember: (Important points: Checklist)

Be extremely careful when filling in the form. Make sure your handwriting is clear and legible. Do remember to check the details of the Voters Id Card immediately for errors and get the same corrected.

Related information:

Related website :

Find your Electoral Registration Officer

Electoral FAQs

Contact guide

General links:

Jaagte Raho –A Janaagraha Initiative

How to register to vote?

How to get your voter id details corrected


Electoral Forms

Form 6: For inclusion of names on the voter's list, missing names and transposition of names from the previous to the present constituency (enclose copy of address proof and age proof if you are enrolling for the first time)

Form 7: For deleting or objecting to the non-resident and deceased persons’ names from the list.

Form 8: For making corrections to your particulars on the list.

Form 8A: For transposition of entry from one part of the roll to another part in the same constituency.

Helplines : 080-4175 7550


Disclaimer : * This information is subject to periodic government policy / process change. Kindly contact the concerned department to crosscheck for recent updates, if any.