Every five years, election is conducted in India. The responsibility of all the citizens is extremely important in the election process as they need to elect the ideal leader by casting their votes. Voter's ID card is an identity provided to eligible voters, using which they can cast their vote in the elections in India. The voter ID card is authorized by the Government of India as an identification proof. Once you apply for the card, you can check the voter ID status online.
Using the reference number that you have obtained while submitting the Form 8 (online or offline), you can follow the listed steps to check for the correction status:
You can follow these simple steps to check the status for Voter Card Correction of your Form 8 application. The process for correcting a voter ID card takes around 2 to 3 weeks. You will be required to produce necessary documents (physical copies for offline submission and scanned copies for online submissions) in order to request for voter ID correction(s).
If you have applied for the Voter ID card, you must keep a track of it to know the voter ID status. Tracking the Voter ID card can be done in several ways. When you register for your Voter ID either offline or online, you are provided with an application number by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The application number is very crucial for keeping track of your voter's ID application online. It is usually around 11 digits.
EPIC is a unique number generated during enrolment for the Voter's ID, for every individual who has applied for the same.
It is important that after your application process is duly completed, ideally two things should happen: you receive your Voter ID in a month or two or at least the verification team visits your residence. In case neither happens within a span of two months, you must inform the ERO, Local Tahsildar, Zonal officer or the polling station of your area. If there is no response from them, you should log in to the official CEO website to understand the problem with your application and the stage at which it is stuck.
A couple of years back, if you needed to track the progress of your Voter ID application, you were required to physically visit the election office to know the Voter ID registration status. That was the only way to find if your application was in transit, under process or cancelled. However, the government of India has now devised easier and convenient ways to track your application.
You can follow the progress of your application in three ways:
The government of India has recently created a website exclusively for Voter ID information, wherein you can find all details related to your application.
The online tracking of your Voter ID has been made very simple and you just need to visit the official website of the election commission of the respective state. The information that you will enter online to attain the status of your Voter ID should match the information you filled during the application. Any mismatch or errors would not give you the correct status of your card and may lead to a failed result.
The steps to be followed for checking the status of Voter ID:
Correctly fill in all the required details.
However, sometimes the website faces issues and may crash or give out error messages. You can always re-enter your details and recheck.
India consists of 29 states and each state has an electoral office or election commission of its own. Therefore, each state has its respective official CEO website, where you can find details of your Voter's ID application.
Voter ID is one of the most the important legal documents that individuals need. Apart from allowing them to exercise their right to vote, it also serves as an important document for proof of identity and address. Customers can procure a Voter ID once they reach the age of 18.
Customers can apply for an ID through various methods such as by visiting the Electoral Office in their city or online as well. Once customers have applied for the status of their Voter ID either online, by calling the official helpline number or even through SMS.
In order to check the status of their Voter ID through SMS, individuals will have to follow the steps mentioned below -
For example, if an individual in Tamil Nadu wishes to find out the status of his Voter ID, then he will have to type EPIC ******** and send it to the number 9211728082.
Given below are a list of contact numbers for selected cities for finding out Voter ID Card Status via SMS:
Please note:The above numbers can be used to track the application status of voter ID cards in case of correction/issue of duplicate voter ID cards only.
There is no SMS facility to track new voter ID card applications.
Other options include finding the status through online methods as well.
The Election Commission of India has a toll-free helpline number through which individuals can make enquiries. The all-India toll free number is 1950.
For instance, voters belonging to the capital city of India-Delhi, can check their Voter ID status on the official website of CEO Delhi. If you are from Delhi, you can easily track your application status using your phone and contacting the registered number of the Delhi election commission. You will have to SMS the unique serial number on your application, which was provided to you when you completed your submission successfully. The CEO Delhi website also has additional features which enable you to locate their Block Level Officer (BLO), respective polling booths and other information on the elections.
Each state has a unique website address that allows you to keep track of your application, depending on the steps mentioned in their respective websites.
List of the states in India with respective website for tracking Voter ID card status:
When you check your election card status by name you will have to log on to the official website of for election cards and enter the following details.
If you need to know whether your name has been included in the electoral roll of the constituency, you can access the website for National Voter's Service Portal (NVSP) to carry out an electoral search. You will need to follow these steps in order to retrieve the information:
Once you have entered all the required details, the search result will provide you with various types of useful information listed below:
You can also carry out a national electoral search by sending a SMS to NVSP provided numbers. Please refer to NVSP’s website for various guidelines concerning the voter ID card.
Customers can find information regarding their Voter Id and its status through the following methods -