We all have cribbed about the sad state of affairs in our country! But how many of us have taken the pain and effort to actually do something about it? Voting responsibly is an important step in helping with the development of our nation.
If you haven’t voted yet there is no better time to start than now! If you haven’t got yourself registered as a voter, you should think about getting it done soon. With the national elections 2014 around the corner, it would be a good opportunity to exercise your universal adult franchise as a voter.
Confused with where to start? Don’t worry, follow the simple step by step process, to apply for your voter’s card, and become a responsible citizen of India.
For those issuing voter cards for the first time you simply need to fill in the application Form-6. Once your form gets accepted your name is included in the Electoral Roll as a voter. The form is available online, which is the easiest and fastest process.
Step 1: Go to the Election Commission website http://eci-citizenservices.nic.in/
Step 2: New users can click on the New User Registration link can you will be prompted to sign up. You will also be allotted with a new id and password.
Step 3: The form 6 will then appear, having some mandatory information that needs to be filled like your name, age, ate of birth, sex, address, etc.
Step 4: Upload a coloured passport size picture in the space given in the form.
Step 5: Then upload the scanned copies of required documents in the space mentioned in the form. These include:
- Driving license
- Bank pass book
- Birth certificate
- School leaving certificate
Step 6: Make sure all the details mentioned on the page have been filled. Then you can click on the submit button. You will be notified immediately if you haven’t filled anyone of the columns provided. Recheck, and fill up any pending items and then try submitting again.
Once you have successfully submitted the form, you will receive an application ID Number. This number can be saved for further enquires and to track your application status.
Another option one can go for is to download the Form-6 from the website, and complete the form manually, attach the passport size photograph on the space given. Attach the required documents like your residence proof and your age proof and send the form and documents to the “Voters Registration and the EPIC Centre” of the Assembly Constitution in your area.
In case you have already registered but require some correction in your voter ID card, you can fill in the following forms to rectify it.
- For changes in name – Form 6
- For any objection on inclusion of name- Form 7
- For correction of entries in the electoral rolls- Form 8
- For the transposition of entry in electoral Roll- Form 8A
If you have shifted to a new location you need not be worried about enrolling at the new place of residence and deleting your name from the old place.
- If your new residence is in the same constituency, fill in the form 8A.
- If your new residence has been relocated to some other state then you are supposed to fill Form 6 to the ERO of the area of your new residence.
Don’t you take pains to find out the nearest gas dealer and get your connection shifted? Then why be lethargic when it comes to your voter id card? Do accord the same importance to your voter’s id card when moving, as you do to your gas connection and be a part of India’s growth story.