Kerala is one of the top states in India with its people having a literacy rate of 93.91 percentages. Like all the other states in India, this state too comes under the Election Commission of India.
A voters’ ID is one of the important document that grants an Indian citizen of age 18-years or above 18-years the right to vote. He/she can cast the vote to elect a representative at the election conducted by the Election Commission of India. A voters’ ID card apart from this major function also serves as one of the proof document that can serve as an identity proof, address proof, and age proof. Currently, most of the Indian institutions both private and public accept the voters’ ID as the proof of age, identity, and address.
Currently, there are only two ways to apply for a voters’ ID in Kerala
- Offline method
- Online method
The offline method is the traditional method of the applicant visiting the election office in person and filling in the form and submitting the form with all the proof documents attached to it. This method was long followed, but, considering the time consumption and remarks from the citizens the government has started the online method where the applicant can just visit the online portal and fill in the form, along with submission of proof documents and then complete the procedure at home within comparatively very less time than offline method.
Here is everything you need to know about the online method
- The applicant should be 18-years or above 18-years old
- The applicant should be an Indian citizen
- The applicant if NRI should be able to produce the necessary documents
- The applicant no matter what the circumstances are should be able to upload the proof documents during the online application process.
- 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
Step by step procedure to apply voters’ ID Kerala
Step 1: Visit the official website of “Election commission of India” or click here to skip
Step 2: On the Home screen of the ECI website, you can find on the right-hand side, an option that says “National Voters Service Portal” the same will be written in Hindi too. Select this option or instead click here
Step 3: Now, on the new tab that opens with a bold heading “National Voter’s Services Portal” there will be several options below, Select the option “ Apply Online for registration of new voter/due to shifting for AC” or click here to skip
Step 4: Now a fill-up form will appear on the screen with the heading “Form 6”. The entire form will be set to Hindi as default. Click the drop-down button and select the language or Click here for the English form 6 ,or click here for Malayalam
Step 5: Start filling in the form PS: all asterisks (*) marked fields are mandatory, do not skip the fields.
Step 6: Once have started filling in the form, enter all the details carefully. Provide a valid mobile number and email ID.
Step 7: Once, you have started the filling in. you will find mandatory fields like, to upload the documents as the proof for the details submitted. The first field will be to upload “Your Photograph”, to upload, click the “Choose File” button below and then a dialogue box pops up, select the photo (jpg, png, bmp, jpeg) from the file destination and click the “open” button.
Step 8: The next field will be to enter the “Age-Proof”, to upload, click the “Choose File” button below and then a dialogue box pops up, select the Age proof document (jpg, png, bmp, jpeg) from the file destination and then click the “open” button. Once, the file gets uploaded, select the type of document uploaded from the option below using the drop-down menu.
Step 9: Next, field will be requesting you the “Address proof”, to upload the proof, click the “Choose File” button below and then, a dialogue box will appear, select the Address proof document (jpg, png, bmp, jpeg) from the file destination and click the “open” button on the dialogue box and the file will be uploaded. Once, the file gets uploaded, select the type of document uploaded from the option below using the drop-down menu.
Step 10:After, completing the uploading document procedure, fill in the declaration form section below with all the requested details and then, click “Submit” button.
The screen will now display the acknowledgment slip and this slip will have the reference ID mentioned on it. Currently, it takes almost 1-month for the voters’ ID hard copy to be delivered to the applicant’s address. In the meantime, the applicant can track the status of the application submitted using the reference ID acquired after application.
Track application status
The CEO Kerala official website does not offer any application tracking service. However, the National Voters Services Portal has the option to check the application status.
Step 1: Visit the official “National Voters Service Portal” website or click here to skip
Step 2: Now, a page opens with the heading “National Voters’ Services Portal” and several options below it. Select the option “Track application status” or click here instead http://www.nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/trackstatus
Step 3: Now, on the new page enter the “Reference ID” as requested.
Step 5: After, entering the ID, click the “Track Status” button below.
Now the page will display the status of your application.
Download online voters’ ID Kerala
Step 1: Visit the official National Voters’ Services Portal or click here http://www.nvsp.in/
Step 2: On this page, on the right-hand side you will find a heading “Citizen Information” and two options below it. Select the option “Booth, AC, and PC” or click here instead http://electoralsearch.in/
Step 4: Now, on the page, you will find an option “Search by Details” and “Search by EPIC No”, select any one option and a fill-up form will appear. Enter all the details carefully as requested and submit the form.
Step 5: Once, the form has submitted the page displaying your voter ID information appears on the screen with an option on the down-right bottom to “Print Voter Information” click this option to print or download the info.
Once, the name is displayed click the name and the details will be displayed on the screen. Below the details you will find the option Print, click this and the details will be printed and downloaded.