How to register for Voter ID

Voter ID card is mandatory to vote in the election and it also considers as an id proof for various purposes. To get a voter ID card first one should register as a general voter in Indian electoral roll.

Every Citizen who has attained the age of 18 on the qualifying date (1st of January of the year of revision of electoral roll) can enroll their name as a voter in Indian electoral roll.

To register in voter list, the applicant fills the Form 6 online at National Voters’ Service Portal as a General Voter. There is another way to register in voter list is that offline submitting.

In case you have registered, to vote in the past you can check that by visiting If your name appears in the list, you are qualified to vote, if not you need to enroll to vote.

Voter ID Registration in Offline

Download or collect two copies of Form 6 at free of cost from any one of the offices of Electoral Registration Officers / Assistant Electoral Registration Officers and Booth Level Officers.

Fill the two copies of Form 6 and enclose with relevant copies of the document, and submit or post to the concerned Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer. The Applicant can also hand over the document to the Booth Level Officer of the related polling area.

Criteria for registering for Voter ID

  1. The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  2. He/Her have attained the age of 18 on the qualifying date. (1st of January of
    the year that revision of electoral roll.)
  3. The applicant should be an ordinarily resident of the part/polling area of the constituency where he/she want to enroll.
  4. One should not be disqualify to enroll as an elector.

One can enroll only in an ordinary place of residence.

(c)An applicant can enroll only in one place.

(d)  In case of overseas Indian deemed to be ordinarily resident at the address given in passport.

(e)The service Voters deemed to be ordinarily resident at their home address.

Option I – Online application

Step I. Visit the website or, or particular states Chief Electoral Officer (CEOs) where fresh voter ordinarily resides. Click the “Online Voter Registration” tab.

Step II.  Sign up and obtain “user name” and “password”.


Step III.  Upload a colour photograph in passport size, the proof of residence and age (optional)

(NB: In case you fail to upload the supporting papers the Booth Level Officer (BLO) will come to your home to verify the information and will collect the necessary documents).

Residence Proof:  driving license, passport, bank passbook, any postal letter received in your name on your address etc

In case, you are a student residing in a Hostel of your University / Institute or elsewhere: Get a Declaration in the Performa at Annexure One in Form 6. In addition, you can upload a scanned copy of the affidavit of address.

Age Proof:  Birth certificate, school leaving certificate etc. It is only required if the applicant is between 18 and 21 years of age.

 E-Filling of Affidavits (Form-26) for Voter ID.

First user should register by clicking on “click to register” then enter the valid mobile number and email-id and proceed. After that, the user will get OTP (One Time Password) on mobile number and the specified email. Enter the OTP and fill the details. In the final set the password and click on the  “Register” tab.

After the successful registration, go to the login page and log in with the user id (it will be registered mobile number) and assigned password and fill the affidavit.

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