A voter ID card issued by the election commission of India is one of the important documents every Indian citizen over the age of 18-years should possess. A voter ID is not only an identification document but also a card/document that grants the cardholder the right to vote. In many instances, voters’ ID card can be used as identity proof, and as address proof. The voters ID also reveal the nationality of the cardholder.
Every voter ID in India is issued by the election commission of India. Today, the voters’ ID can be acquired through two methods
- Offline method and
- Online method
The offline method is the traditional method followed by India citizens for years and there is nothing new about it. However, the online method is completely new and many states have been implementing the online method. Below mentioned is the procedure to apply online for voters’ ID in Chhattisgarh, how to check the status of the application, and how to download voters’ ID online.
Apply for fresh Voters’ ID Online
Step 1: – Visit the official website of the Chief Electoral Officer Chhattisgarh or click here instead http://ceochhattisgarh.nic.in/en
Step 2: – On the home screen of the CEO Chhattisgarh website, scroll down to find the heading “Important Link”. Below this heading you will find an option “Add Your Name in Electoral Roll/Correction (NVSP), select this option or click here http://www.nvsp.in/
Step 3: – Now the website will redirect you to the “National Voters’ Services Portal” you will find several options arranged in rows. Select the option “ Apply Online for registration of new voter/due to shifting for AC” by clicking the “click here” option near or click here instead http://www.nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/form6
Step 4: Now, the page will redirect you to another page with a heading “Form 6” and a fill-up form below it. The default language of the form will be set to Hindi;however, the page provides options to change the language. To change the medium of the form, click the drop-down button above the “Form 6” heading and select the language or click here for the English form 6 http://www.nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/form6?lang=en-GB
Step 5: On the English or Hindi form 6, start filling in the details carefully as requested. PS: Theasterisk (*) marked fields are mandatory to be filled. If you skip the asterisk marked fields, the server will not accept your form.
Step 6: If you have completed the form filling, you will find the next field is to upload the proof documents. The first field is to upload “Your Photograph”, to upload the photograph, click “Choose File” button near and a box pops up, now select the photo (jpg, png, bmp, jpeg) from the file destination and click the “open” button on the bottom of the box and the file will be uploaded instantly.
Step 7: The field will be to upload the “Age-Proof”, click the button “Choose File” button near and a box pops up, select the document required (jpg, png, bmp, jpeg) from the file destination and click the “open” button at the bottom of the box and the file will be uploaded. Now, select the type of document that you have uploaded from drop-down menu near.
Step 8: Next, The field will be to upload the “Address-proof”, click the button “Choose File” button near and a box pops up, select the document required (jpg, png, bmp, jpeg) from the file destination and click the “open” button at the bottom of the box and the file will be uploaded. Now, select the type of document that you have uploaded from drop-down menu near.
Step 9: Once, you have completed uploading the documents, fill in the “declaration form” below the form as requested and click the “Submit” button.
Step 10: Now, the server/ the host will send an email to the email id provided on the form and the page will display a reference code on the screen. Save this reference number for future use.
Checking status of the application
Once, you have completed the registration and application submission the voters’ ID will be delivered to the card holder’s address within 50 days. Under some circumstances, this duration can change. However, the applicant can check the status of the application and also download the voters’ ID
Currently, the CEO Chhattisgarh website does not offer any service on their website to check the status of the application. However, it can be checked on the “National Voters’ Services Portal”
Step 1:Visit the official website of National Voters’ Services Portal, or click here http://www.nvsp.in/
Step 2: Now, Select the option “ Track application status” or click here instead http://www.nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/trackstatus
Step 4: Now, apage appears with heading “Online Application Status” appears on the screen and also single field fill-up form, below it. Fill in the “Reference ID” as requested on the form. PS: you would have received the reference ID in the end of application submission procedure online.
- Step 5: Click the “Track Status” button below after filling in this form
Now the page will display the status of your application.
Download voters’ ID online
Voters ID cannot be downloaded online. However, a temporary voters’ ID can be downloaded for the time being. But most of the institutions do not accept it for any official reasons.
Step 1: Visit the official National Voters’ Services Portal or click here, 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 the voters’ ID is allotted and if your name is added to the voters’ list, new columns will popup below the form with your name and details. Click on the name that appears in this column. Now the page with all the details will appear on the screen with an option print. Click on this print option and save the details.