The Election Commission of India issues Voter Identification card for producing the proof on the day of voting. It is only given to those who are eligible for voting that is all above 18 years of age. Voter’s identity card comes in use in various applications to be shown as identification proof. It really comes in handy while you are applying for passport, PAN card, credit card, etc.
One can apply for voter’s identity card by filling in the form 001 to get registered for voter’s identity card availability and one needs to fill Form 006 to see their name appearing in the list of voters. Both forms can be filled simultaneously.
For those who want to apply for duplicate voter’s identity card, they need to fill in the Form 002. Duplicate voter’s identity card is issued in case the previous one lost. Before applying for duplicate voter’s identity card, one needs to first file an FIR in the police station in their local vicinity. After one has filed the FIR, the photocopy of the FIR is needed to be produced along with the form 002 and after filling the form it should be duly attached.
A penalty of 25 INR is needed to be submitted by the applicant to the local Electoral Registration Office. The other documents required other than the photocopy of FIR while applying for duplicate voter’s identity card are some kind of identification proof such as PAN card, driving license, ration card or passport photocopy. Also one needs to give address proof such as electricity bill, gas bill, etc.
Therefore, in case of voter’s identity card is lost, one must avail the new one in order to vote without failing and duly exercising one fundamental right. It is very important to vote in a democracy and exercise once power to elect right candidate.
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