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How can I get my lost voter id card in India?


The voter ID Card is an essential document in India. It helps you to vote in the elections, check your details and find out if you are eligible for any other schemes that the government is offering. It is necessary to get your voter card before you can vote, but this can take some time as many people need to apply for it at the same time. So if you lost your voter card, then don’t worry. Here we will tell you how to get it back:

How can I get my lost voter id card in India?
How can I get my lost voter id card in India?

Voter ID Card Application Form

Once you have all the necessary documents, it’s time to fill out the application form. You can use this link to download a PDF version of it. Fill in your name, DOB, permanent address, and other details as per the instructions given on the form. If you don’t have any of these documents but are eligible as per UIDAI guidelines (e.g., you were previously enrolled with electoral roll), then write so instead of entering any details related to those categories that are not available now.

Next comes where you need to provide an acknowledgement for payment made at bank counters or post offices via electronic means such as NEFT or RTGS along with proof of making payments through these methods—a photocopy/scan copy will suffice here if yours is a physical bank statement printed using NEFT/RTGS facility from where the payment was made earlier on which your name and UID number is visible for them not let someone else use their account after checking both sides against each other before issuing duplicate voter ID card.

Election Commission of India

The Election Commission is a constitutional body established under Article 324 of the Constitution of India. It is responsible for conducting free and fair elections, keeping an eye on the electoral process, and taking care of the maintenance of purity in politics.

The ECI was set up as per Parliament’s Conduct of Elections Rules 1961. In addition to these rules, several other laws provide guidelines for conducting elections and creating related policies.

Details of Form 6

Form 6 contains the following details that are required to apply for a voter’s identity card:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Age of the applicant
  • Gender of the applicant
  • Name of father/mother/guardian (if applicable), or name of one’s spouse or widow/widower if divorced, separated or widowed
  • Place of birth (state, district and town)

Details of Form 7

A voter ID card is an essential document in India. Every citizen above 18 and registered as a voter in their constituency has to possess a voter ID card. The Election Commission of India issues this card to citizens who fulfil all the requirements, such as being a citizen of India and having attained the age of 18 years on or before January 1st of that year (i.e., 2018).

However, sometimes people lose their wallets with all their documents, including their voter Id cards. In that case, they will have to apply for another one from their respective district authorities or the state Election Commission using Form 7, which is available on its website –

Details of Form 8

  • Name of the applicant
  • Address of the applicant
  • Name of father of the applicant
  • Name of the mother of the applicant
  • Representation of a spouse to be printed on voter id card (if married) or name/surname/age proof in case they are unmarried. The terms and age proof must be provided by one who is 18 years old and above and resides with you permanently.
  • Details such as name, address & evidence age can also be submitted online via

Details of Form 8A

  • Form 8A is to be filled up by the applicant.
  • Form 8A is to be signed by the applicant.
  • Form 8A is to be attested by a gazetted officer (i.e., a person holding an office in the government and has been granted this rank).
  • The application form will also have to be submitted at your polling booth along with two passport-size photographs, one photograph bearing a serial number on it while the other without a serial number, a photocopy of an Aadhaar card/Voter ID copy and any document that establishes address such as Driving License/Passport/ Ration Card etc.

This article is the step-by-step process of getting a voter’s card back once you have lost it.

If you have lost your original voter card, you can apply for a new voter card. The process is straightforward. All you need to do is contact the Election Commission of India office in your jurisdiction and file an application for a duplicate copy of your lost voter’s identity card.

Once they receive your application, they will create a new Voter ID Card with all updated information and send an acknowledgement certificate to inform them that the application has been received successfully.


You can get the lost voter ID card if you have lost the original one. But, first, you have to follow a few simple steps:

Section 1: Fill out an application form & submit it with copies of your photograph, address proof and signature.

Section 2: Receive your Electoral Roll Nomination Slip, which will be sent via postal mail within 30 days.

Section 3: Register your name in the Electoral Roll by submitting Form 6A at any designated polling station near where you live or work on election day (May 20th 2019).

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