As you reach the age of 18 years in India, you are able to make some important decisions in your life. One of them is to vote. A voter ID card is an identity document issued by the Election Commission of India. It is issued to every person who has attained a minimum of 18 years of age in India to enrol in the voter list so that they can vote in their country’s municipal, state and national elections.

example of voter id card

Voter ID Card can also be used as general identity, address and age proof for the following purpose like:

  • Buying a new SIM card.
  • Apply for passport.
  • Travel document (for Nepal and Bhutan, by land or air) etc.

Documents required to Apply for Voter ID Card (Online Voter Id)

  • Passport size photograph(which you will upload while filling the form online)
  • Age declaration form (it is required only when your age is more than 21 years )

Download Age Declaration Form

  • Age proof (like Pan card, Aadhar card, Birth certificate, Driving License etc)
  • Address proof (like Driving License, Passport, Electricity bill, Water Bill, Telephone Bill etc)

Procedure to Apply for Voter ID Card Online

Fill the age declaration form (it is required only when your age is more than 21 years) which you have downloaded. Along with your passport size photograph, age proof and address proof.

Go you official website https://www.nvsp.in/ where you will see this page. This is the official portal for voter id online registeration where you can apply for new voter id card as well as for the correction of any existing voter id card. Click on Form 6 for a new voter id card. Fill the form that appears in a new tab. Choose the language in the form and fill all the necessary details.

It is not mandatory but please fill your email address and mobile number. It will help you to track the status of your voter id card in future.

Upload your photograph, age declaration form (it is required only when your age is more than 21 years), age proof and address proof (choose the document which you are uploading from the dropdown aside)

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After uploading all the documents you will get this page from where you can track application status of your voter id card by reference number. This reference number will be sent on your email id and mobile number.

track application

Click on Track Application button and enter the reference id to rack status of you voter id card.

enter reference id

Track Status of your Voter ID Card (Voter ID card Search)

In future whenever you want to track your voter id status, Go to official website https://www.nvsp.in/ and go to Track Application Status and enter the reference id to track.

Track Application Status.

After entering the reference id you will see this page from where you can track the status of your voter id card.

track status after entering reference id

Now you will see the status and the steps for you voter id card application. For example as shown in the picture only first step is clear as indicated in green color.

example of application status

I hope now it is clear how to apply for voter id card and check voter id status. Keep voting folks.

keep voting