Voter ID card: How to check your name online on National Voters’ Service portal

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New Delhi: Voter ID card is provided to eligible voters who are on EC’s electoral rolls and is considered one of the most important document for the citizens. Such voters are provided with a physical voter identity card. Introduced in 1993 for the first time, the election photo identity cards are acceptable as proof of identity and address.

Here is a step-by-step procedure through which you can check your name in the electoral roll using your Voter ID.

First visit the National Voters’ Service portal on

On the top left corner of the website, you will find the option ‘Search in electoral roll’

Now you will be taken to this page (

You can either choose to search by details or choose search by EPIC number. EPIC stands for Electors Photo Identity Card and is commonly known as Voter ID card.

For Search by EPIC number, you will have to provide the alphanumeric number that is provided in your voter ID card.

If you choose to search by details, you will be required to feed in your details like your name, age, sex, state, date of birth, district, father’s or husband’s name.

Fill in the required details and provide the captcha code.

Now hit the search button.

If your name appears on the portal, it will mean you are eligible to vote in your area.

On the electoral search you can search your name in National Electoral Roll by entering basic details, locate polling station on map, print voter information slip. You can also apply for Enrolment, Modification, Deletion and change of address in electoral roll. Alternatively, you can also know booth level officer (BLO), electoral roll officer (ERO) and know district election officials and officials in Chief Election Office, among other services.

Election Commission postpones e-Voter ID facility for general public until further notice

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) has postponed its plan to allow citizens to download an e-Electoral Photo ID Card, or e-EPIC, starting on February 1, according to an announcement by the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat. It appears that the recently set-up Voter Portal of the ECI was supposed to let users download an e-EPIC, but the page now shows a message directing users to “Please download through”, referring to the pre-existing National Voters’ Services Portal (NSVP).

“Looking at the high demand, Commission has decided to give first priority to the newly enrolled voters and has therefore decided that e-EPIC download for voters who have been newly enrolled during SSR2021 will be continued till end of February 2021,” the Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer said on Twitter. “For other voters, wait for our announcement.” We have reached out to the Election Commission’s spokesperson for comment on the delay. Based on the CEO’s statement, it is possible that government systems may not have been prepared for the demand. The e-voter card was announced for all Indian adults registered to vote with a smartphone or computer.

As of now, only voters who were added during the year’s first Special Summary Revision (SSR) are eligible to download an e-EPIC. That doesn’t necessarily mean that people who successfully registered to vote this year are eligible; users will also have to have been included in the SSR this year, which may not be the case if their registrations were approved after that roll was prepared.

The e-KYC facility, which would have enabled Aadhaar-based authentication of electors, doesn’t appear on the Voter Portal or NVSP either. We have also asked ECI why this is the case.

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021: How to check name in voter list and download voter slip

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021: How to check name in voter list and download voter slip


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Chennai, Jan 20: The Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021 are round the corner. Elections are also being held in the states of West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Though one has been registered as a voter for quite sometime, or even when a person has transferred the registration to a new place, it is at times hard to check one’s name in the local voter’s list. Below we will provide you with step-step instructions on how to check your name in the voter list.

Visit The National Voters’ Service portal: Log on to or National Voter Services Portal’s Electoral Search page (NVSP).

Keep your ID number handy if you have one. If you have the EPIC number then click on search by EPIC.

After you add the EPIC number, then select the name of the state

Once done, enter the details and click on the search button. Your details will appear at the bottom of the page.

If you do not remember EPIC number, then click on search by details

Fill the form that appears. Enter details such as name, age, gender, district, assembly constituency

Chose the option Search your name in the electoral roll

Click to see details when your name appears

How to download photo voter slip online:

Before you head out to the booth you will need to download your voter slop and online photo ID proof. Here are the steps on how to do the same.

Go to the election commission’s webpage of your respective state

Go to voters corner

Click on Search Name n Electoral Roll

Fill in the details

Your name will appear. Click on view details and then you will be directed to your voter slip.

Now you can take a printout

Documents needed for identification purpose:


Driving License

Service Identity Cards with photographs issued to employees

Passbooks with photographs issued by the Bank/Post Office

PAN Card

Smart Card issued by Registrar General of India under NPR


Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour

Pension document with photograph

Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs and

Aadhar Card