What is voter ID card?
Issued by the election commission of India, the Indian Voter ID Card serves as an identity proof while casting votes in the electronic voting machine in Assembly, Lok Sabha and Municipal elections in India. It can be issued to all the citizens of the country who are above the age of 18 years. The voter ID card carries the personal details of the person whereas a unique identification number. Till now more than 450 million voter ID cards have been distributed all across the country.
How to apply for a duplicate card?
Follow the step by step instructions given below to apply for duplicate voter ID card.
- Initially, the first step is to lodge a complaint in the nearest police station to your home regarding your lost voter ID card. This is to be done to prevent the misuse of the voter ID card by others.
- Provide all the information to the police in order to lodge the FIR. Make sure you provide all the details accurately.
- Keep the copy of the lodged FIR safe for future references.
- Now download the Form 002 from the official website of the election commission. Form 002 represents the government and election commission that you have lost your voter ID card or it is damaged severely and you wish to apply for a new one.
- Fill the form 002. Make sure you fill it very carefully without any mistakes.
- After filling in the form attach the copy of the FIR along with the documents of proof of identity and proof of address. Submit any one proof of identity and proof of address document from the list mentioned below.
Proof of Address Documents
- Electricity/Water Bill
- Statement issued by Bank
- MTNL / BSNL Telephone bills
- Bank Passbooks
- Driving License
- Ration Card
Proof of Identity Documents
- 10th Standard passing certificate
- Birth certificate issued by the civic agency of your state or any other appropriate document signifying the voter’s age.
- School Leaving Certificate Specifying Age
- PAN Card
- Driving License
- Senior Citizen Card (if applicable)
- Aadhaar Card
- Kissan Card
- After putting in all the documents together submit them to the nearest election commission office. Your duplicate voter ID card will be dispatched to your home after some time.
- This is how you apply for the duplicate voter ID card. After 2 or 3weeks you can track the status of your voter ID card online too.
List of Election Commission Offices of India
You can visit their website and obtain all the important information like phone number, address, postal code etc from the website.
- Andhra Pradesh–http://www.ceoandhra.nic.in/
- Arunachal Pradesh–http://ceoarunachal.nic.in/
- Goa– http://ceogoa.nic.in/
- Gujarat– http://ceogujarat.nic.in/
- Haryana– http://ceoharyana.nic.in/
- Himachal Pradesh– http://ceohimachal.nic.in/
- Jammu and Kashmir– http://ceojk.nic.in/
- Karnataka– http://ceokarnataka.kar.nic.in/
- Kerala– http://www.ceo.kerala.gov.in/home.html
- Madhya Pradesh- http://ceomadhyapradesh.nic.in/
- Manipur– http://ceomanipur.nic.in/
- Meghalaya– http://ceomeghalaya.nic.in/
- Mizoram– http://ceomizoram.nic.in/
- Nagaland– http://ceonagaland.nic.in/
- Odisha– http://ceoorissa.nic.in/
- Punjab– http://ceopunjab.nic.in/
- Rajasthan– http://ceorajasthan.nic.in/index.aspx
- Sikkim– http://ceosikkim.nic.in/
- Tamil Nadu– http://www.elections.tn.gov.in/
- Tripura– http://ceotripura.nic.in/
- Uttar Pradesh– http://ceouttarpradesh.nic.in/
- West Bengal– http://ceowestbengal.nic.in/
- Chhattisgarh– http://ceochhattisgarh.nic.in/
- Jharkhand– http://ceojharkhand.nic.in/
- Uttarakhand– http://ceouttaranchal.nic.in/
- Andaman and Nicobar Island– http://as1.and.nic.in/eComAN/
- Chandigarh– http://ceochandigarh.nic.in/
- Dadra and Nagar Haveli– http://ceodnh.nic.in/
- Daman and Diu– http://ceodaman.nic.in/default.asp
- NCT of Delhi– http://ceodelhi.gov.in/
- Puducherry– http://ceopondicherry.nic.in/