Types of Election Forms Available in Jharkhand

The Election Commission of Jharkhand has a number of forms listed on the website that correspond to different purposes. The list of forms available and the purpose of each is mentioned below:

Form 6- Application for Inclusion of Name in Electoral Roll.

Form 7- Application for Objection/Deletion of Name in Electoral Roll.

Form 8- Application for Correction of Details.

Form 8A- Application for Transposition of Entry in Electoral Roll.

How to Apply for a Voter ID Card Online in Jharkhand

Residents of Jharkhand who are above the age of 18 years can apply for a voter ID card through the Election Commission of Jharkhand. Known as EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card), this is a colour identity card that contains information such as the holder’s name, address, date of birth, constituency and the EPIC number.

To make the application process more convenient, the Election Commission of Jharkhand has introduced online applications as well. Applicants can follow the steps outlined below:

  • Visit the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Jharkhand and click on the ‘Online Registration for EPIC’ option from the ones mentioned on the left hand menu on the homepage.
  • In the new window that opens, click on the ‘National Voters’ Service Portal’ option and click on the ‘Online Registration of New Voter’ tab from the options provided.
  • Fill in the form and upload the supporting documents as mentioned on the form.
  • On submission, an application reference number will be generated, which serves as a receipt of the application.
  • Once the application has been processed, a Booth Level Officer (BLO) will visit your home to confirm the details mentioned in the form.
  • On successful verification of the information, the voter ID card will be sent to you by post.

Track Voter ID Status Online in Jharkhand

Applicants can now track the status of their application online through the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Jharkhand. Applicants can visit the website and find the current status of their application by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Jharkhand and click on the ‘Track Your Application Status’ link on the homepage.
  • Select your district from the options provided in the drop down menu and then select your assembly constituency, followed by the form type (for example, Form 6/7/8/8A).
  • Enter the date and submit the information.
  • The current status of your application will be displayed on screen.

How to Apply for Duplicate Voter ID in Jharkhand

A voter ID card is an essential document that serves as an identity document during elections. However it can also be used as a proof of address and identity document.

In the event that you lose your voter ID card or misplace it, you can now apply for a duplicate voter ID card. The application procedure is given below:

  • In case of theft or loss, file an FIR (First Information Report) at a local police station. The FIR should mention that the voter ID card was lost/misplaced, thus the need to apply for a duplicate.
  • Collect a copy of Form EPIC 002 from an electoral office or download a copy of the form from the website of the Electoral Officer, Jharkhand.
  • Fill in the form and submit the form and supporting documents to the electoral office.
  • On successful verification of the application, the duplicate voter ID card will be sent to your address.

Verification Process of Voter ID Card in Jharkhand

The application forms that are submitted are verified before the voter ID card is issued. The verification process is done on submission of Form 6 and the KYC documents. A Booth level Officer (BLO) will make a visit to your home to verify the information submitted in the application form.

On successful verification, the voter ID card will be dispatched through the post.

Process of Voter ID Correction in Jharkhand

Voter ID cardholders who have noticed errors in the information printed on their voter ID card or wish to change the information can do so by submitting an application online.

The procedure to make the application is mentioned below:

  • Visit the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Jharkhand and click on the ‘Online Registration for EPIC’ option from the ones mentioned on the left hand menu on the homepage.
  • In the new window that opens, click on the ‘National Voters’ Service Portal’ option and click on the ‘Correction of entries in electoral roll’ tab from the options provided.
  • Select Form 8 from among the options provided.
  • Fill in the form and upload the supporting documents as mentioned on the form.
  • On submission, an application reference number will be generated, which serves as a receipt of the application.
  • Once the application has been successfully verified, the changes will be reflected in a new voter ID card.

Process of Voter ID Card Correction Offline in Jharkhand

Voter ID cardholders can also choose to submit applications to make corrections in their voter ID cards offline by following the process given below:

  • Visit an electoral office and collect a copy of Form 8.
  • Fill in the details required and submit the form along with the necessary documents to the electoral office.
  • On successful verification of the application, the details will be corrected and a new voter ID card will be dispatched containing the changed information.

Process of Change of Address in Voter ID Online in Jharkhand

Voter ID cardholders who have moved residence need not apply for a new voter ID card in their new constituency. Instead, they can opt to have their name transposed from the electoral roll of the former residence to the new one.

An online application can be submitted to this effect, with the process mentioned below:

  • On the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Jharkhand, click on the ‘Online Registration for EPIC’ option from the ones mentioned on the left hand menu on the homepage.
  • In the new window that opens, click on the ‘National Voters’ Service Portal’ option and click on the ‘Correction of entries in electoral roll’ tab from the options provided.
  • Select form 8-A from among the form provided and fill in the form.
  • Upload supporting documents such as the documentary proof of the current residence and submit the form.
  • On verification of the information, the changes will be made and a new voter ID card will be dispatched with the relevant information changed.

Process of Change of Address in Voter ID Offline in Jharkhand

Voter ID cardholders can also choose to change their address as mentioned in their voter ID cards offline by following the process mentioned below:

  • Visit an electoral office and collect a copy of Form 8-A or download the form from the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Jharkhand.
  • Fill in the form and submit it to the electoral office along with the supporting documents.
  • After the verification of the application is completed successfully, the information will be changed and a voter ID card with the corrected information will be dispatched.

The above processes enable an individual to apply for a voter ID card as well as submit applications to change or correct information in their voter ID cards.