You can register for a new Voter ID Card for free either in person or online by filling out Form 6, which is the application form to register as a voter in India.
If you meet all the requirements, your name will be added to an ‘electoral roll’ which is a list of names of voters in a particular constituency.
Step 1: Fill out Form 6
Download Form 6 which is available in Hindi, English, and Malayalam and fill it out, or look up your Electoral Registration Officers or the Booth Level Officers and request for Form 6. If you are a disabled person, you will receive assistance at the office.
Step 2: Include Supporting Documents
If you are filling the form online or in person, you will need self-attested documents:
- Recent colored, passport-size photo
- Copy of Age Proof (Birth Certificate, School Certificates (Xth and XIIth))
- Copy of Address Proof (Passport, Aadhar Card, Driving License)
Step 3: Submit the Form
If you have filled the application in person, you must submit the Form and the documents to the Electoral Registration Officers or the Booth Level Officers of your polling station. You can find out where the offices are here. If you have filled Form 6 online, then you do not have to visit the office. You can even send the form via post to the offices along with the required self-attested documents.
Step 4: Wait for Voter ID Card
A booth level officer will visit the address given in the Form, to verify the details you gave in your application. After the Voter ID card is ready, a booth level officer will either send/drop it off to your address or will request you to collect it from the Electoral Registration Office. Your name will be added to an ‘electoral roll’ which is a list of names of voters in a particular constituency. You can even check online if your name is on the electoral roll.0