For all those times you’ve complained, saying “Nothing can be done to change this country!” voting is a chance to begin the change.
We belong to the largest democracy in the world and a democracy runs on the power of its people. All the citizens who have attained the age of 18 years are eligible to cast their votes. For this, they need to have a voter ID card and their name should be present on the voter list.
What documents do I require to register as a voter?
A: To register as a voter, you need the following documents:
- A filled voter registration form
- Copy of proof of residence (Current bank passbook, ration card, Indian passport, driving license, Income tax assessment order etc)
- Copy of proof of age and identity (Indian passport, PAN card, driving License, Aadhar letter issued by UIDAI etc)
- 2 recent passport size photographs.
Steps to apply for voter ID cards online:
> Go to the National Voters’ Services Portal (NVSP) and click on ‘Apply online for registration of new voter/due to shifting from AC’. Alternatively, the applicant may directly go to the NVSP Form 6 page.
> Select language from the drop-down menu given at the top right of the page. Fill in all the details requested, including name, age, address, and others.
> Upload a scanned copy of your photograph along with an identity proof for age and address.
> Once the form is filled, double-check the details for ensuring accuracy and then click ‘Submit’ at the end of the page.
Once the application is submitted, the applicant will receive an e-mail containing details of the voter ID application status. It may take around 30 days for the application to be processed and for a voter ID to be issued.
How can NRIs apply for a voter ID card?
NRIs or Overseas Citizens of India can also apply for a voter ID online on the NVSP website.
Go to the website and click on ‘Apply online for registration of overseas voter’. Fill in the required details and click on ‘submit’.
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