As part of its duties, the Election Commission also enrols new voters based on the eligibility criteria as laid down by the Constitution of India. Once a long and cumbersome process, the Election Commission has streamlined the process to make it easier for all eligible individuals to register and exercise their franchise.
Voter Id card In Bihar
India is one of the world’s largest democracies with over 8 crore citizens enrolled as voters and a large number added to that electorate every year. Bihar is one of the largest states in India, with over 40 parliamentary seats and 243 members in the state assembly. Conducting the election process for such a large population is done by the Election Commission in the state, which registers voters and ensures the transparency of the process.
What is Voter ID?
In India the election commission department issues an identity card called the voter ID. This card is be used for casting votes in selecting the leader for Indian government. The voter ID is used as an identity card for age proof and address proof. It is used for getting ration card, passport and other such government related documents. Voter ID is also known as electoral photo ID card
Application process of voter ID in Bihar:
Every citizen of India above the age 18 must have a voter ID card. In early days people need to go the government electoral office and apply for the voter ID card manually. In recent times NIC have provided online application for easy way to get this ID card.
Voter ID form explanation:
In the online portal, register yourself and download the application form. Form 6 is used to apply for voter ID. In the form you need to fill up your
• Full name
• Complete Address
• Date of birth
• Birth place details
• Father / mother / husband details need to be filled
• Present address
After filling the details, add the necessary supporting documents by uploading it. The vital documents can address proof, any valid identity proof and photograph. Documents such as educational certificate (SSLC certificate), ration card, electricity bill etc., can be used as identity proof and address proof. After this save and submit the form. Take a printout, attest it and scan it, upload again.
Online status checking of the application
Once the online registration of the form is finished, the details you entered needs to be verified by the officials. After the verification process is done, you will be notified with the issue date. If any details filled by you are wrong you need to repeat the process again. All these various status are notified in the online portal. You need to check the application status regularly. The whole process takes a long time to complete, approximately two months.
Correction of Voter ID
After you receive the card, if there are any mistakes say like your name spelling is incorrect, or you need to change address etc. can be done online. Forms are available for these corrections. Need to fill the form and upload it to add your corrections. Form 7, form 8 and form 8A are available in the portal for corrections.
Photo change process
Similar process needs to be followed to change the photo in your voter ID card. Same steps and time is taken to change the photo in your voter ID
Voter id card correction
Correction of voter id card facility provides online to voters.It provides by the Cheif electoral officer, Bihar or election commission.In the process of correction voter id card in Bihar state use name/EPIC number.Voter id is also known as an electoral photo identity card which is allowed by the election commission of India.Use the Form 8 for correction voter id card in Bihar.The process of correction of voter id card listed below.
Steps for voter id card correction:
- Firstly, visit official website of chief electoral officer Bihar:http://ceobihar.nic.in/
- And next click on the Form tab. and select Form 8 for correction voter id.
- You will get Form 8 Pdf and take print out.
- Next fill the details assembly constituency name, your name, father name, address and other details whatever you change in voter id card.
- Finally, submit the form 8 with supporting documents to a nearest electoral officer in Bihar state.
Voter list available sources
Sources for voter list are available in the chief electoral office. Also in the official portal of the electoral department, we can find the voters list. During the election the officers must have your name on their list, sometimes you might have the voter ID card, but the name might not be there on the list. The main source of the list is taken during census calculation of the state population.
Voter’s list of Bihar state available on an official website of the election commission, Bihar.Find/check/search voters name and voter id card number through online.Find the voters list at Constituency level/municipal level/village level available.The process of verifying name in electoral roll/voter list is below.
Steps fo finds the name in voter list/electoral roll:
- Firstly visits the official website of Ec Bihar:http://ceobihar.nic.in/searchinroll.html
- Select tab search e-roll.
- And you will get new page appears Search E-roll or search in PF tab.
- If you select e-roll tab that goes to another page and select language Hindi/English.
- enter the following details that are the name, address, constituency, age, voter id and other details.
- Finally, enter a captcha and click on show tab.
Search name in E-roll via SMS
Check Epic Details- Type ELE <space> 10 digit <Voter Id No.> & sent to 56677