A voters’ ID is a very important document in India and one of the essential documents an Indian citizen should possess. According to the constitution of India, every Indian citizen of an age 18-years and above has the right to cast their vote at an election to elect their representative.
In India, the voters’ ID card is issued by the Election Commission of India at the same time they are responsible for conducting and controlling the elections in India. One of the most important things about the voters’ ID card is that it not only grants the cardholder the right to vote, but also is a proof document that can prove a person’s identity, address, age, and nationality. Almost every Indian institution accepts the voters’ ID as a proof document.
Currently, the Election commission of India offers two methods to the citizens to apply for voters’ ID card.
- Offline method
- Online method
Here is everything you need to know about the online method.
- Applicant should be an Indian citizen
- Applicant should be 18 years old or above
- Applicant if NRI, should be able to produce a document that proves his/her Indian citizenship.
- Age Proof – Birth Certificate, Driving license, High school mark sheet, PAN card, Aadhaar letter issued by the UIDAI, and Passport.
- 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
Things to remember
- All the proof document files have to be scanned and uploaded to the form during the registration process. The file scanned and saved should be less than the 100Kb file size
- The fill-up form for registration will have mandatory fields to fill in; if you skip any mandatory fields the form will be rejected.
Step by step procedure to apply for voters’ ID Sikkim
Step 1: Visit official Chief Electoral Officer of Sikkim or click here instead http://ceosikkim.nic.in/
Step 2: On the Home screen page you will find several options, select the option “Online Voters Registration” by clicking this option or click here http://www.nvsp.in/ .
Step 3: Now, on the new page, you will find the heading “National Voter’s Services Portal” and below that, you will find several options. Select the option that says “ Apply Online for registration of new voter/due to shifting for AC” or click here to skip http://www.nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/form6
Step 4: Now, the page will display a fill-up form with the heading “Form 6”. The default medium of the form 6 will be set to Hindi; the page will have options to change the language. To change the language, click the drop-down button above the heading and select the language or click here instead for the English “form 6” http://www.nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/form6?lang=en-GB
Step 5: Now, start filling in the form carefully with all the details as requested on the form. PS: All the asterisk (*) marked fields are mandatory, skip any of the asterisks marked field and the website will not accept your form.
Step 6: While filling in the form, remember to be careful enough to enter all the details correct as same as on the proof records.
Step 7: On the form, you will find fields that request you to upload the proof documents. At this section, the first field will be to upload “Your Photograph”, to upload the photograph, click on the “Choose File” button near and then a box pops up, now, select the photo to be uploaded(jpg, png, bmp, jpeg) from the file destination and then, click the “open” button on the bottom of the box and the file will be uploaded instantly.
Step 8: The next field will be to upload the “Age-Proof”, now, click the button “Choose File” button near and then 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: Next, 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 10: Once, you have completed the uploading procedure; the next field will be to fill in the “declaration form”. Fill in this declaration form as requested and click the “Submit” button below.
After successfully submitting the form, a booth level office will visit your residence within a week to verify the details submitted, on successful verification the voters’ ID card application processing continues and the voters’ ID card will be delivered to your address within 30 days.
Check form application status online Sikkim
The CEO Sikkim official website does not provide an option to check the application status online. However, the National Voters Services Portal provides the option to check form application status online. Here is the step by step procedure to check form application status online.
Step 1: Visit the official National Voters’ Services Portal or click here http://www.nvsp.in/ .
Step 2: Now, new pages appears on the screen with heading “National Voters Services Portal” click the option “Track application status” or click here http://www.nvsp.in/Forms/Forms/trackstatus .
Step 3: On the new page, enter the reference ID as requested and click the “Track Status” button.
Now, the website will display the status of your application online.
Download voters’ ID card online Sikkim
Step 1: Visit the official CEO Sikkim website or click here http://ceosikkim.nic.in/
Step 2: On the home screen of the page, click the option “Search your name in electoral roll” or click here http://electoralroll.sikkim.gov.in/
Step 3: Now, on the new page that appears, enter the details as requested and hit the “Search” button
Now, if the name is added to the voters’ list, the name will be displayed on the screen. Click this name and then hit the print button on the down bottom of the screen and the voters’ ID card details will be downloaded and printed.