January 9, 2023
Reddy Mohith

How to Update Any Error in Voter ID

The voter id is one of the essential documents in many sectors. From taking identity as a citizen to the education system, the voter ID assists individuals in many ways. While it acts as a personal identity in some cases, it also helps to use it as proof of address. So, it is necessary to ensure that the information on the card is accurate and matches the other legal documents for a seamless experience. So, voter card verification is an option that the election commission of India offers netizens to correct their inaccurate information.

Followed by a simple procedure, the Election Commission of India's Electoral program allows you to take a voter card verification to correct your misspelled names. There are two ways you can do this:

Offline: You can directly contact the election commission in your nearby town and amend the required changes manually.

Online: Online mode can be the most effective method in your booked schedule. You can make all the changes online from your comfort zone without having to travel anywhere.

However, these two methods follow the same strategy with minor changes in the procedure.

Read further to know how you can amend the changes online.

Voter Card Verification

Steps involved in online voter card verification:

The election commission, with a motive to make the process seamless, opened a path for people online to amend the changes in their voter cards. Follow the below steps to amend the essential corrections in your voter card.

1. Log on to the official chief election website, which is dedicated to providing services to voters to access the NVSP (National Voter Service Portal) form. (Ensure that you can make all the changes in the government-issued documents through the official government portals only)

2. Click on the 'correction of entries in electoral roll' section. It will take you to a new page.

3. On a new page, click on 'form 8' on the page. It will take you to a page where you can request voter card verification.

4. Once you found the NVSP form, fill in the details in NVSP form 8 (form 8 is an application used to correct misspelled names in the electoral roll). Enter the state and assembly or parliamentary constituency to which you belong, your name, electoral part number, serial number, age, and gender. The form also requires you to provide your family details, such as your husband's name, father's name, or mother's name.  

5. To submit form 8 or the name correction application, you must submit a few documents, such as other government-issued documents for address and name proof. These documents can include a passport, PAN card, or any other official document in which the name and address are accurate.

6. Once uploaded the essential documents and filled out the form, submit the application.

7. As soon as you apply, you will get the reference number, through which you can track your application status.

8. The electoral authorities process and verify your application after submitting it.

9. You will receive a notification if your application is successful. After a few days, you can collect your updated new voter ID card from your nearest electoral office. Meanwhile, you can track your application status via the reference number provided to you.

Documents you need for the voter card verification

1. To correct the name, you can upload the correct-spelt documents such as a passport, PAN card, or any other official document.

2. To change the full name to a new one, you must upload official proof, such as a government copy of the government gazette.

3. To verify the address, you should submit valid documents like an Aadhar card, driving license, passport, ration card, bank passbook, farmer ID card, PAN card, latest water, telephone, gas, and electricity bills, or any others as proof of address. Government officials can submit their ID cards.

Similarly, you can apply for a new voter card online without waiting in long lines.  

FAQs about the voter card verification

1. How many days does it take to amend the changes through form 8?

Form 8 is an application used for making particular changes on the electoral roll. Once you apply, it will take at least 15 days working days to get your application processed by the authorities. However, you can always track your application by the reference number you get.

2. I have lost my voter ID. So how can I get a new one?

Yes, you can apply for a duplicate EPIC (Electors Photo Identification Card) on the voter portal. Follow the following steps to get the reproduced voter ID card.

1. Register and verify your email on the voter portal and create a password.

2. Once registered, select the 'replacement of voter ID' option on the dashboard.

3. Search and verify the details using your voter ID number, and select the reason for the card's replacement.

4. Next, choose the card collection option from the three available options, then select the payment mode.

5. Preview and submit the form with the charges. Once submitted, you will get the reference ID to track your application status.

3. What other alternative ID proofs can I use to cast a vote when my voter Id is unavailable?

You can use other government-issued ID proofs, such as Aadhar card, PAN card, driving license, birth certificate, Indian passport, schooling mark sheets with the date of birth, and others.


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