One of the most important documents that can be procured by the individual is a Voter ID as this document not only allows an individual to exercise his or her right to vote, but also acts as a proof of address and identity. Applicants can apply for their Voter ID online or offline. If they wish to apply online, they can visit the website of the Chief Electoral Officer in their area and procure the forms. The relevant form will have to be filled and submitted along with the respective documents. In case individuals wish to apply offline, they will have to visit the Electoral Registration Office and procure the forms from there, fill and submit them along with the relevant documents. It is imperative for individuals to have their identity documents with themselves as verification cannot be complete without the same.
When you apply for a Voter ID, either offline or online, you must make sure that you keep a track of the application number so that you can check at any point the status of your application. You will be assigned an application number by the ECI (Election Commission of India) when you register for a voter’s ID. This number is usually a set of 11 digits.
EPIC (Electors Photo Identity Card)Number:
This is a set of unique digits that are generated when an individual enrolls for the Voter’s ID.
India has a number of political parties vying for a seat in the country and each party will try its best to gain the maximum number of votes. There are times when methods that are unsavoury are used, compromising the integrity of elections. One of of methods through which this was done was to procure fake Voter ID cards and use this to get multiple illegal votes. Additionally, a Voter ID would be used multiple times as well. In order to curb these illicit activities and to preserve the sanctity of democracy, stringent measures have been placed when it comes to issuing Voter ID/EPIC cards.
The process mentioned above is used in all states in India. State Election Commission officers are responsible on the whole regarding the process of election and provide eligible citizens with a Voter ID card. Each state will also have a Chief Electoral Officers who are responsible for conducting State Assembly and Lok Sabha elections along with Gram Panchayat elections. The State Election Commission will have to work in tandem with the Election Commission of India for Voter ID verification in a particular state.
Individuals have questions regarding whether a Voter ID can be procured or verified without necessary identity documents. However, this is not possible. Applicants will have to compulsorily provide a valid proof of identity and address along with a passport size photo, if they wish to receive their Voter ID.