Last Updated: 11 February 2016

Voter ID Card Correction online Name and Address Change

Election Commission of India has started the Voter ID card online correction process to facilitate all EPIC card holders to update their names in Voter list. NVSP is now providing online application Form 8 to correct your entries like name change and address change in official Electoral roll online. You can check status of Voter ID card correction / modification in PDF E-Rolls and download the application form to update your profile. Know the process of name correction, address change and photo update.

You can either fill and correct your details through online form, or else submit the form with required documents to your Booth level officer (BLO) of assembly constituency. They will take care of the remaining process and will hand over the updated new Voter ID card once it is approved after few days of time. Till then you can check status of your correction online through original EPIC ID details.

How to submit Voter ID correction application online for Name and Address change

National Voters Service Portal (NVSP) is the official partner site with ECI which is taking charge of all Voter ID card based queries, registration and correction information. In the online form, select your State and Assembly / Parliamentary constituency details from the drop down options. In Section 1, fill your basic information details like Name, Surname, Part number of Electoral roll, Serial number, Date of Birth along with your Father's name / Husband's name and relation.

In Section 2, provide full accurate address information - House number, Street / Area, Town / Village, Post office and most importantly Pin code. Kindly select the district name from the options available with Tehsil / Taluka details. In Section 3, provide your old Voter ID card details which was issued to you earlier containing the mistakes.

Select date of issue, state and constituency name from the list and proceed further to next step. In section 4, attach the necessary proof supporting your name and address correction update. This is mandatory process and you have to upload the original copy of identity and address proof. To know the list of documents required, visit below:

Identity proof and Address proof documents required for Voter ID card correction process

Upload a recent colour passport size photograph in the photo upload option in case you wish to update that too. In Section 5, provide the necessary details of entries that needs to be corrected in the original Voter ID card. You will have five options, select any number of options that apply - Name change / correction, Address change / update, Gender, Father's name / Mother's name / Husband's name and Photograph.

Voter ID Card Correction online - Name and Address Change - Form 8 Application Form

Enter the place details where you are signing up for the application form, current date of application, mobile number and email address. Click on submit to send the application request to the head office of ECI.

Once approved, you will receive a mobile SMS that your new Voter ID card has been generated and you can check status online to download the same as an official copy.

Voter ID card correction process by submitting application form to BLO office

Alternatively there is a provision to visit the nearest Booth level officer of your constituency and submit the application form with all necessary documents. First of all download the application by visiting here: Form 8 for Voter ID Card correction in Electoral Roll.

Now fill the form as per the details required and carry a set of photocopy of required documents with original for verification purposes. After verifying the details, officer shall return the original copy and keep the photocopies and look for your application. They will also ask for the old Voter ID card details which you possess with wrong name / address details.

Once completed, they will handover an acknowledgement copy which you should keep till the time of receiving new Voter ID card. Within a month or two, a mobile confirmation SMS shall be sent on your mentioned mobile number that your application has been approved and new EPIC number is generated.

After that you can track status of your Voter ID card online with new number.

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