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Obtaining a Duplicate Voter ID Card

Obtaining a Duplicate Voter ID Card

If you need to obtain a duplicate Voter ID card due to loss, theft, damage, or any other reason, follow these steps to apply for a replacement in India:

Step 1: File an FIR

  • In case your Voter ID card has been lost or stolen, the first step is to file a First Information Report (FIR) at your local police station. Keep a copy of the FIR, as it may be required during the application process for the duplicate Voter ID.

Step 2: Obtain Form 002

  • Download Form 002 from the Election Commission of India’s website or the National Voter Services Portal (NVSP) at https://www.nvsp.in/. This form is specifically for the issuance of a duplicate Voter ID card.

Step 3: Fill the Form

  • Fill out Form 002 carefully. You will need to provide details such as your name, address, Voter ID number (EPIC number), and the reason for applying for a duplicate card (e.g., lost, stolen, damaged).

Step 4: Attach Required Documents

  • Attach a copy of the FIR if the original Voter ID was lost or stolen.
  • Include proof of identity and address with the form. Acceptable documents can include Aadhaar card, passport, driving license, or any other government-issued identification.

Step 5: Submit the Form

  • Submit the completed Form 002 along with the necessary documents to the nearest Electoral Registration Office (ERO) or your local Voter Registration Center.
  • You can also submit it to the Booth Level Officer (BLO) of your area.

Step 6: Pay the Fee

  • A nominal fee may be required for processing the application for a duplicate Voter ID card. The amount and payment method can vary by state or Union Territory, so check with the local ERO for specific details.

Step 7: Collect Your Duplicate Voter ID

  • After processing your application, the electoral office will issue a duplicate Voter ID card. The time frame for receiving the duplicate card can vary, so inquire about this when submitting your application.

Additional Tips:

  • Keep Records: Keep a record of your application reference number and any other receipts provided during the application process for future reference.
  • Check the Status: In some states or Union Territories, you may be able to check the status of your duplicate Voter ID application online through the state’s election commission website or NVSP.
  • Correct Details: Ensure that all details provided in the application form are accurate and match the information in your original Voter ID card to avoid any discrepancies.

By following these steps, you can successfully apply for and obtain a duplicate Voter ID card in India.

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