A Voter ID, also known as EPIC (Electors Photo Identity Card) is a photo identity card issued by the Election Commission of India to all Indian citizens eligible to vote. The purpose of voter ID is to serve as an identity proof for voters, increase efficiency and prevent impersonation and fraud during free and fair democratic elections. This card is also commonly known as an election card, voter’s card, or Voter ID card.
A voter ID card is an accepted form of personal identification in India as it is issued by a government body. The voter ID consists of the following details:
- A unique serial number
- Photograph of the cardholder
- A hologram containing respective state/national symbol
- Name of card holder
- Father’s Name of card holder
- Card holder’s Gender
- Card holder’s Date of Birth
The card holder’s residential address and signature of the issuing authority (Electoral registration officer) are on the rear side of the voter ID card.
All eligible citizens of India who have attained the age of 18 years can apply for a Voter ID card. These applicants are categorised into three groups:
- General Resident Electors
- Service Electors
- Overseas/NRI Electors
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How to Apply for Voter ID card?
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