Women make up 49% of the voting population, yet a large number of women are not even registered voters. This year it's time to change that! With the 1st phase of the election starting soon, ensure that you register to vote now. Follow this easy process to create your Voter ID :

1. Fill in the Form 6

The first step to registering for your Voter Card is filling in Form 6 -

2. Organize your Documents

There are some basic documents you need to submit with your Form 6. These documents need to be attested or certified before you submit them.

ID proof: Everyone needs to submit ID proof: Any government recognized photo identification will suffice. For instance:

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Pan Card
  • Student Identification Card

Address Proof: You need to submit a proof of residence. You need to have lived at that address for 6 months to register to vote at that address. Any of this documentation will serve as address proof:

  • Bank / Kisan / Post Office current Pass Book
  • Ration Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Income Tax Assessment Order
  • Latest rental agreement
  • Latest Water / Telephone / Electricity / Gas Connection Bill for that address, either in the name of the applicant or that of his / her immediate relation (parents) etc.
  • Any post / letter / mail delivered through Indian Postal Department in the applicant’s name at the address of ordinary residence.

If these documents are not in your name and are in your landlord's name, she or he can sign an affidavit stating that you stay at the mentioned address. If your proof of address is in a family member's name, you need to prove the relationship; you will need a birth certificate to prove a relationship to your parents, and a marriage certificate if the address is registered in your spouse's name.

Age Proof: If you are between the ages of 18 - 22, you need to submit age verification. Any government recognized documents will suffice, such as the following:

  • Birth certificate issued by Municipal Authority or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths or Baptism certificate
  • Birth certificate from the school (Govt. / Recognised) last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution
  • If a person is class 10 pass (or above), he should give a copy of the marksheet of class 10, if it contains date of birth as a proof of date of birth
  • Marksheet of class 8 or class 5 if it contains date of birth
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Driving License
  • Aadhar letter issued by UIDAI.

3. Submit your form 6

You need to submit your Form 6 and certified documents to your nearest ERO. You will receive a receipt on submitting your form; keep it handy as you might need it to trace your forms!

It should take about a month to 45 days for you to find out about the status of your voter ID. Either you will get a call or receive it in the mail. If you haven't received it, you could contact the ERO office where you submitted your form with the receipt you received upon submitting your form.

If Election Day arrives and you still don’t have a voter's ID card, you need not worry - as long as your name is on the election rolls, you will be allowed to vote. Just carry your photo id (DL, Pan Card, Passport etc.)

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