All that you need to know to get your voter ID online

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The website of Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer – http://ceokarnataka.kar.nic.in – makes the process of getting voter identity cards swift.

The website has primarily been set up to improve communication between the electorate and the State Election Commission. It provides adequate and relevant information about the office of the Chief Electoral Officer and the various activities conducted by the department.

How to apply online for voter’s ID?

People above 18 years can skip long queues to apply for Electoral Photo-Identity Card (EPIC) and apply online. Karnataka is the first state in the country to go online for voter IDs.

Applications for correction of name, age, addition and deletion of names from the list can be made online. Eligible voters can get EPICs within a month. The system was digitised and the process made faster last year. An applicant gets mobile updates on the status of his/her application.

Submission of hard copies of address and identity proof mandatory

Though applications can be filed online, hard copies of address proof and identity proof have to be submitted at a nearby voter facilitation centre.

Booth-level officials will verify the documents and conduct physical verification. With this, the entire process of electoral identification can be done within a month. EPIC will be dispatched to the applicant by post. It can also be collected from the booth-level office.

Instructions for new users

A Citizens’ Portal facilitates submission of Form-6 (Inclusion), Form-7 (Deletion), Form-8 (Modification) and Form-8A (Transposition) online. You need to first register yourself in the citizens’ portal to enable you to get your username and password for your online submission. Create your account by clicking on the “Register” button.

You need to provide your valid email ID and mobile phone number to complete the registration. After successful registration, your user name and password will be communicated to your email and mobile phone. You can login with the user ID and password to submit your applications.

Do you have an EPIC?

The Election Commission of India has made voter identification mandatory for voters at the time of polling. Voters have to identify themselves with the Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Commission or any other documentary proof as prescribed by the Commission.

Search your name in electoral roll

By logging in to http://ceokarnataka.kar.nic.in one can search for their name in Electoral Roll by searching with Epic Card Number or by making a search with your name. Both options are available on the website.

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