In a democratic nation, the power of the people lies in their ability to cast their votes and choose their representatives. The Election Card, often referred to as the Voter ID Card, is not just a piece of plastic; it’s a symbol of your democratic right and a tool for active participation in shaping the future of your country. Whether it’s a national election, a state assembly election, or a local municipal election, your Election Card is your key to being heard in the corridors of power.
But what happens when you’ve applied for your Election Card, and it is yet to arrive? Or perhaps you’ve recently relocated and need to update your card with your new address? The solution lies in an easy yet crucial process – checking your Election Card status.
In this blog, we will take you through the essential steps to ensure your voting rights are intact by helping you track the status of your Election Card.
How to Check your Election Card Status Online?
Using the Official Website of the Election Commission of India
- Visit the official website of the Election Commission of India
- To log in, provide either your EPIC number or your registered mobile number and password.
- Once these details are entered, click on “Request OTP” button. The OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number.
- Afterward, proceed to the “Track Application Status” section on the next page. Here, you’ll need to input your reference number and select your state.
- Finally, your Voter ID card status will be presented on the screen.
Note: If you don’t have an existing account on the official website of the Election Commission of India, you will need to create one before tracking the status of your Election Card.
Using the Official ‘Voter Helpline App’ by the Election Commission of India
- Start by downloading the ‘Voter Helpline’ app either from the Play Store or App Store.
- Once the app is installed, open it, accept the terms and conditions, choose your preferred language and locate the ‘menu’ option situated at the bottom left corner.
- Tap on the ‘Status of Application’ option from the menu.
- Now, log in to the app using your mobile number to receive a One-Time Password (OTP).
- Enter the OTP along with the password that you used during the registration process for your voter ID.
- Proceed by entering the reference ID and click on ‘Track Status’.
- From this point, you will be able to view the current status of your voter ID.
How to Check Election Card Status Offline?
Through Helpline Number
Step 1: Dial the Toll-Free Number 1950
- Begin by dialing the toll-free number 1950 from your mobile or landline phone.
Step 2: Follow the Instructions
- Once connected, follow the automated instructions provided by the call service.
- You will receive the necessary information related to your Voter ID status.
Be prepared with either your reference number or registered mobile number, as the system will require one of these to proceed with the status check.
What is a Voter Card Application Number?
The Voter Card Application Number is a unique identification number assigned to an individual’s application for a Voter ID card. When you apply for a Voter ID card, whether through an offline or online process, the Election Commission of India (ECI) provides you with an application number. This number serves as a reference for tracking the status of your application and is typically composed of around 11 digits.
Also Read: List of Documents Required for Voter ID Card
Your Election Card is your ticket to participating in the democratic process. Whether you’re awaiting your card or need to update your details, tracking its status is essential. Now, armed with the knowledge of online and offline methods, you can ensure that your voice is heard in the corridors of democracy, where every vote matters.