A voters’ ID card is one of the most important documents an Indian citizen can possess. The voters’ ID card in India grants an Indian citizen the right to cast his/her vote at an election.
In India, a citizen with an age of 18-years or above 18-years can apply for a voter’s card and is eligible to get a voters’ ID card. With this being told, a voters’ ID card is not only a document that grants the right to vote, it also is one of the important proof document.
A voters’ ID card is also a proof of identity, nationality, age, and address. Almost every Indian institution accepts the voters’ ID card as a proof document. Currently, the Election Commission of India provides only two methods to apply for a voters’ ID
The offline method is the traditional method of visiting the Election Commission office in person and then filling in the form and submitting the supporting documents. However, the online method is the most used and preferred method today, as it is easier and less time-consuming. Here is everything you need to know about voters’ ID card Odisha online.
- Scanned copy of the applicant’s Passport size photo
- Scanned copy of Age proof
- Scanned copy of Address proof
Documents eligible for submission as proof
- Age Proof – Birth Certificate, Driving license, High school mark sheet, PAN card, Aadhaar letter issued by the UIDAI, andPassport.
- Address proof – Passport, Ration card, Driving license, Land phone bill, Electricity bill, Gas bill, Rent Agreement, Income tax assessment bill, letter or post delivered by the Indian postal department and Water Authority bills
Apply Voters’ ID online Odisha
Step 1: Visit the official Chief Electoral officer Odisha website or click here http://ceoorissa.nic.in/main.html
Step 2: On the CEO Odisha website home screen you will find several options, select the option “Apply online” or click here instead http://www.nvsp.in/ , now on the new screen that appears select the option “Apply online for registration of new voter/due to shifting from AC” or click here http://www.nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/form6
Step 3: Now the National Voters’ Services Portal appears on the screen with a heading “Form 6” and a fill-up form below it. PS: you will notice that the entire form is in Hindi medium. The page offers the option to change the language, all you have to do is click the drop-down menu above the “Form 6” and select medium suitable for you or click here for English http://www.nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/form6?lang=en-GB
Step 4: Now, you can start filling in the form carefully. At the beginning you see the option to select. Now, select the state as requested on the form, click the drop-down button and select “Odisha”, next select the “District” from the drop-down menu and then the “assembly/Parliamentary Constituency” accordingly from the drop-down menu. PS: remember every field with an asterisk (*) should be filled in mandatory. If the mandatory field are skipped without filling in the form will rejected.
Step 5: Once you have started filling in the form, be careful enough to enter all the details carefully. The form, at the “Optional Particulars” section has the field to enter the mobile number and email ID, enter the both information’s without skipping it. PS: The server will send a link to entered email id after the completion of application process.
Step 6: Now, after the “Optional Particulars” section fill-up form, you will find the next section as “Upload Supporting Documents” and the supported formats of the file that can be uploaded is provided near. The first field under this is “Your Photograph”, click the “Choose File” button near to upload the passport size photograph, a dialogue box pops up, select the file (jpg, png, bmp, jpeg) from your file destination and click the “open” button on the bottom of the dialogue box and the file will be uploaded
Step 7: The next field the “Your Photograph” field is “Age-Proof” field, click the “Choose File” button to upload the age proof document, a dialogue box pops up, select the file (jpg, png, bmp, jpeg) from your file destination and click the “open” button on the bottom of the dialogue box and the file will be uploaded. Now from the drop-down menu near, select the type of document uploaded.
Step 8: Now the next field after “Age-Proof” is “Address-Proof” click the “Choose File” button near to upload the address proof document, a dialogue box pops up, select the file (jpg, png, bmp, jpeg) from your file destination and click the “open” button on the bottom of the dialogue box and the file will be uploaded instantly. Now from the drop-down menu near, select the type of document uploaded
Step 9: After successful Uploading of supporting documents as requested on the form, next fill-up the declaration form provided below with the requested details and click “Submit” button.
Step 10: Now, a new screen appears on the screen with a reference ID and confirmation. Save this reference ID for tracking the status of the application in the future.
Once, the reference ID displayed on the screen, within 1-week a booth level officer from the Election Commission office of India will visit you for verification. After the verification is completed successfully, the voters’ ID card will be delivered to your address within 1 month.
Track application form status online Odisha
Once you have uploaded the documents and completed the application procedure, you can track the status of your application form. Currently, the CEO Odisha website does not provide the option to check the application status. However, you can check the status of voters’ ID card the National Voters’ Services Portal.
- Step 1: Visit the official National Voters’ Services Portal or click here http://www.nvsp.in/index.html
- step 2: On the home screen of National Voters’ Services Portal you will find the option “Track application Status”, select this option
- Step 3: On the next page enter the reference ID as requested on the form and click “Track Status” button.
Now the page will display the status of your application form.
Download Voters ID online
The Election Commission of India does not provide any option to download the voters’ ID card online. However, if there is any urgent need, you can download the voters’ ID card details from the voters’ list and this cannot be used for any official purpose. PS: voters’ ID card has its official value only when it comes in a hard copy and the card has the hologram on it.
Step 1: Visit the official website National Voters’ Services Portal or click here instead, http://www.nvsp.in/
Step 2: On the home screen page, you will find on the right-hand side a heading “Citizen Information” with two options below it. Select the “Booth, AC, and PC” option or click here instead http://electoralsearch.in/
Step 3: Now, a new page appears on the screen with two options “Search by Details” and “Search by EPIC No”, select one of the options and a fill in the form that appears below this includes Name, Husbands name, date of birth, gender, State, and district. Enter all the details carefully as requested and submit the form.
Step 4: Once, the filling task is completed, click the “Search” button below
Now, if your name has been added to the voters’ list, then the page will display your name on the screen; click this name and the voters’ ID card details will be displayed on the screen. The same screen will have the option to download and print the details. Click the print button and the details will be downloaded and printed.