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How to Apply for Voter ID card in Karnataka

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The Voter ID card is an essential document that can help to establish one’s nationality and citizenship. In India, the voter ID card is issued by the Election Commission of India. It serves primarily as an identity proof for citizens while casting their votes. Here is a few useful information which will help you understand how to apply for voter id card in Karnataka.

It can also be used as an identity proof, address proof, and age proof for all other purposes such as applying for a passport, SIM card, electricity connection, etc. The voter ID card is also known as Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC). It contains the voter ID number that is unique for every card holder.

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In Karnataka, one can apply for voter ID card by two methods:

  • Online Method: Voter ID Card Online Registration
  • Offline Method: Submission of Form 6 directly at EPIC Office

Mentioned below are the details to obtain a new voter ID card in the state.

Eligibility to apply for voter ID card in Karnataka

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicant must have permanent address in Karnataka
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the voter list of Karnataka

Documents required to applying for voter ID card in Karnataka

  1. Latest Passport Sized Photograph
  2. Age proof(Any one of the following)
  • High School Certificate / SSLC Mark Sheet
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport/PAN Card
  • Driving License
  1. Address proof(Any one of the following)
  • Ration card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Telephone bill or Electricity bill

Step by step procedure to apply for voter ID card in Karnataka

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Online method to apply for voter ID card in Karnataka

Step 1: Login to the CEO website of Karnataka
Step 2: Fill up the Form no. 6
  • Visit www.voterreg.kar.nic.in once again and log in using the temporary username and password
  • Select Form no. 6 to register for a new voter ID card
  • Duly fill up Form no. 6 by providing the required details such as your name, age, address, etc. Remember that the information you provide must be as per your documents.
  • Upload your image and all relevant documents as required in the form.
Step 3: Submit the Form no. 6
  • Submit the Form no. 6 by clicking on the ‘submit’ button.

Offline method to apply for voter ID card in Karnataka

Step 1: Get Form no. 6
  • Visit the Karnataka state election office in your area and get a printed copy of Form no. 6 from there
Step 2: Fill up the Form no. 6
  • Fill up Form no. 6 carefully by providing the relevant details such as your name, age, address, etc.
  • Paste your photo in the space provided for the same and sign the completed Form no. 6
  • Gather all the documents that are required for submission along with the Form no. 6
Step 3: Submit the Form no. 6
  • Visit the Karnataka state election office once again and personally submit the Form no. 6 along with the necessary documents.

How to get The ID card

After you submit the Form no. 6, the officials of the Election Commission will verify the information provided by you in the registration form. For verification of the details, an Electoral Registration officer will visit your place. Once he or she confirms all the details and all official formalities are finished, your voter ID card will be created. You will receive your new voter ID card by post within a few months.

Note:

  • One applicant can fill only one registration form for voter ID card
  • If there is any difficulty in submitting the Form no. 6 online, you can take a print out of the form and submit it to your nearest Electoral office

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