What is a Voter ID Card?

If you are 18 or above you can apply for your Voter ID Card and be a part of the community of Indian Voters. The new generation needs to vote and learn everything about voting opportunities and manners.

In this article we are going to cover some topics related to Voter ID Card, for example, What is Voter ID Card? Benefits of Voter ID Card and some important and minor details about it. 

So let’s start our topic and know more about it.

What is a Voter ID Card? 

Voter ID Cards are thin, rectangular and pocket-sized cards which makes any Indian Citizen eligible to do fair voting. The authority that issues the Voter ID Card is the Election Commission of India.

The Voter ID Card is also accepted everywhere as Identity Proof of the respected person. Every person who holds a Voter ID Card can take part in the free and fair Indian Democratic Elections.

Most of us don’t know that this card is also known as EPIC (Election Photo Identity Card). As a serious Indian Residence, you should apply for the Voter ID card via online as well as offline portals. 

New Voter ID Card Structure and Appearance 

As we all know recently the whole look and appearance is changed of the previous Voter ID Card. The previous Voter Cards look so dull and unattractive because of their black and white colour but the new ones come in an attractive look and colourful print.

The New coloured Voter ID card will be authorised by the Election Commission of India. In the new Voter ID card, you will get the full name, address, photograph, constituency and date of birth of the cardholder.

This card will be issued to new users and users who send a request for an updated one. You can also apply for this new and improved Voter ID Card by just paying Rs 30. This is a nominal charge that every citizen has to pay.

If any website or organization asks a penny more from it then it’s your right to file a complaint about that.

Benefits of Voter ID Card

The Voter ID Card comes with a lot of benefits. We have listed some of them for you. 

  1. Voter ID Cards are necessary while casting Vote after 18 years of age.
  1. Voter ID Card can be used as an Identity Proof to the Cardholder. It is accepted everywhere.
  1. Voter ID Cards can save the constitution from the rising frauds in the elections and helps you to play a fair game.

Eligibility Criteria 

To apply for a Voter ID Card appliers are required to meet the given points.

Must be an Indian Citizen.

Age should be 18 or above it.

Must not be Bankrupt.


While applying for a Voter ID Card users need to submit some documents, which are: 

1.Photo of the cardholder 

2.Proof of Address

3.Proof of Age

How to apply for the Voter ID Card?

Given below we have mentioned the process of applying for the Voter ID Cards. If you are a General Elector you can follow these processes. All the citizens who live within the country (India) come in the list of General Electors.

Online Process To apply for the voter ID Card via online process you can follow the given steps:

  1. Visit the Official Site which is the NVS Portal (National Voters Service).
  2. Fill up all the details.
  3. Attach required documents.
  4. Confirm or Submit all the details.

Offline Process To apply for the voter ID Card via online process you can follow the given steps:

  1. Ask for the Application Form from the Electoral Registration Officer/ Assistant Electoral Registration Officer/ Booth Level Officers.
  2. Fill all the required details mentioned in the form.
  3. Attach all the important documents.
  4. Submit the Form. 

In this article, we have covered all the important details regarding a Voter ID Card. Also, we have discussed the online as well as the offline procedure through anyone can apply for their Voter ID Cards. We recommend every single Indian citizen to apply for this if they are legally eligible. We hope that this particular article covered all your queries and you get a detailed answer to all your questions. 

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