Lost Your Voter ID? Here’s How to Secure a Duplicate Voter Card Online

In case of a lost or misplaced Voter ID card, citizens can now conveniently apply for a duplicate Voter ID through the online process initiated by the Election Commission of India across all states and union territories.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to obtain a duplicate Voter ID:

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Procedure for Online Application:

  1. Visit the website of the Chief Electoral Officer of your respective state and download form EPIC-002.
  2. Fill out the form accurately and ensure all required documents are attached.
  3. Provide a reason for the duplicate Voter ID, and if the card was stolen, attach a copy of the FIR.
  4. Submit the completed form to your local election officer, and you will receive a reference number.
  5. Use the reference number to track the status of your application on the State Election Office’s website.
  6. After verification, you will be notified, and you can collect your duplicate Voter ID from the local election officer.

Offline Application Process:

Alternatively, citizens can apply for a duplicate Voter ID offline by visiting the election officer’s office and following these steps:

  1. Submit necessary documents along with an application form provided by the election officer.
  2. Complete the form, including details such as name, address, and old Voter ID card number.
  3. Provide the required documents as mentioned in the form.
  4. After document verification, you will be issued a new Voter ID card.

Whether online or offline, the process ensures that citizens can easily replace their lost or stolen Voter ID cards, enabling them to exercise their voting rights without any hindrance.

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