How to Download e-EPIC Card, Digital Voter ID Card Download

How to Download e-EPIC Card, Digital Voter ID Card Download: Vaters will able to Download e-EPIC Card or Digital Voter ID Card form 25/01/2021.

All general voters who have a valid EPIC Number. All new electors registered during special summary revision 2021 (i.e. those who applied during Nov-Dec2020) and whose mobile number provided while applying is unique will get an SMS and may download e-EPIC between January 25 and 31, 2021. Other general electors may download e-EPIC from February 1, 2021 onwards. (they will however not get any SMS).

The e-elector photo identity card is non-editable digital version of the elector photo identity card and it can be saved in facilities such as digital locker and can be printed in the PDF format, Election Commission officials said.

A digital version of the Elector Photo Identity Card can be accessed through the Voter Helpline App and websites and

Eligibility to apply for Voter ID card:

To be eligible for a Voter’s ID, an individual must fulfil the three following conditions:
  • Citizen of India
  • 18 years of age
  • Have a permanent address
Other criteria that an individual needs to make sure that they do not possess a criminal history. It is of utmost importance that all the details furnished in the Voter’s ID are accurate.

Online Application:

Step 1: Visit the official Voter Services Portal.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Sign up’ option on the top right corner of the homepage.

Step 3: Enter the required details and register on the portal.

Step 4: Log in to the Voter Services Portal by clicking the ‘Login’ button and entering the mobile number, password, captcha and OTP.

Step 5: Click the ‘Fill Form 6’ button on the ‘New registration for general electors’ tab.

Step 6: Enter all the details on Form 6, upload the required documents and click the ‘Submit’ button.

Offline Application:

Step 1: Visit the Booth Level Officer’s (BLO) office and obtain Form 6 or download Form 6 from the Voter Services Portal by clicking the ‘Download’ button on the ‘New registration for general electors’ tab.

Step 2: Fill out Form 6 accurately.

Step 3: Submit the required documents and the filled form to the BLO.

Upon submission of Form 6 online or offline, the BLO will verify the form and issue the Voter ID card.

Documents Required to Apply for Voter ID card:

While applying for a Voter’s ID, the individual must ensure they have the following documents:
  1. Proof of date of birth
  2. Proof of address
  3. Photograph

Step-by-step guide to download your digital Voter ID card

The government launched the e-EPIC in January 2021. e-EPIC is the electronic version of the Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC). Individuals can download e-EPIC cards or Voter ID cards in the PDF version online, which can be later uploaded on Digi Locker or laminated to use as a hard copy.

Please note that your mobile number must be updated to download the e-EPIC card. You can update your mobile number by filling in Form 8. Follow the below steps to update your mobile number:

Step 1: Visit the official Voter Services Portal.

Step 2: Click ‘Login’. Enter the mobile number, password and captcha code and click the ‘Request OTP’ button.

Step 3: Enter the OTP received on your mobile phone and click the ‘Verify & Login’ button.

Step 4: Click the ‘Fill Form 8’ button under the ‘Shifting of residence/correction of entries in existing electoral roll/replacement of EPIC/marking of PwD’ tab.

Step 5: Select the ‘EPIC No’ or ‘Form Reference no.’ option.

Step 6: Enter EPIC number or Form Reference Number, select state and click ‘Search’.

The EPIC number is the Voter ID number. The reference number is available in the acknowledgement received after submitting Form 6.

Step 7: The Voter ID details will be displayed on the screen. Click the ‘Send OTP’ button. Please note that if your mobile number is not updated, the ‘Send OTP’ button will not be available.

Step 8: Enter OTP and click on ‘Verify’.

Step 9: Click the ‘Download e-EPIC’ button to download the Voter ID card.

How to download Voter ID in the Voter Helpline app?

Step 1: Download the Voter Helpline App from the Google Play Store or Apple Store.

Step 2: Click the ‘Personal Vault’ option.

Step 3: Click on ‘Login’.

Step 4: Enter your mobile number, password and OTP and click ‘Login’.

Step 5: Your e-EPIC card details will be displayed on the screen. Click the ‘Download’ button.

The E-EPIC card will be downloaded on your mobile phone.

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Frequently Asked Questions What is a Voter ID card?

A Voter ID card is a photo identity card issued by the Election Commission of India. The primary function of a Voter ID card is to serve as an identity proof for voters, increase efficiency and prevent fraudulent behaviour during a free and fair democratic election.

Why is it important to have a Voter ID card?

The Voter ID card is primarily used for identification during the casting of a vote by an Indian citizen. However, it also serves as a government-issued identification proof for the holder.

Who is eligible to apply for a Voter ID card?

You must be an Indian citizen who has attained 18 years of age and has a permanent residence in India to register as a voter in India.

How long does it take to process an application for a Voter ID card?

After submission of the Voter ID card application (Form 6), it is usually delivered to your address or mail within 15 to 21 days after the verification process concludes.

What if I lose my Voter ID card?

If you lose your Voter ID card, you should apply for a duplicate Voter ID card. You can apply for a duplicate Voter ID card by following the below steps:
  • Visit the nearest electoral office and get the Form EPIC-002 application.
  • Fill in the form with the required details.
  • Attach the required documents and submit the form to the electoral office.
  • The Electoral Officer will verify your application and issue the duplicate voter's ID card.