In a Voter ID card, the residential address of the voter is very important. To receive the voter ID card it is important to make changes in the card if there arises any sort of discrepancies in the residential address printed portion on the card and the current place of your residence.
A Voter ID card is a very important document as well as national proof of identity for its holders and election commission of India (ECI) takes up the registration, verification and the distributive process of the Voter ID Cards. In order to avoid severe discrepancies ECI has introduced numerous forms for people who have some corrections in their card or want to update their card with some new details.
How to Change the Address of Your [*Voter ID*]
India has been divided into several assembly constituencies and there is a perfect updated record of voters list of each assembly constituency. Constituencies are also there in district levels. Each of the assembly constituencies is now divided into various polling booths which is used at the time of elections for voting and which are recognized by means of their Part Number. The polling booths are for election purpose where people have to come on the day of election and cast vote for their elected nominee. Thus on the polling booths people have to come one by one and vote their election representatives.
Need to Transpose a Card
Election commission of India appoints its own Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) for each state who plays a very important role in elections and functions under the orders of ECI. The Chief Election Officers’ (CEO) website comprises number of links which redirects to various forms for the purpose of applying for some changes in the Voter ID Card, some corrections of data in the card, Change of Address within that very assembly constituency or transposition. The CEO website has links to various forms where voters can apply for changes in the voter card, rectification of data in the card, or change of address within the same assembly constituency or transposition (rectification) of the voter ID card.
Let us have some practical examples, let us assume a situation where a voter having a place residence was given a polling booth, which has a long distance to cover up from the house (residence). Even though the polling booth allotted to that voter is of same assembly constituency, the voter has travel a long distance at the time of elections in order to cast his vote.
Applying for Change of Address – Form 8A
Form 8 is used to change the residential address, and is employed only when some sort of error has incurred, be it in Voter ID, spelling mistakes in address, and other similar errors. You should follow few steps before downloading and filling up the form 8.
Fill up first part, by illustrating:
- Part Number as well as Serial Number of the voter list where you are already registered.
- Electors Photo Identity Card Number (EPIC)
- Relation’s Name
Fill up second part, by illustrating:
- Residential Address of the new place where you are shifted or about to shift:
Fill up the third part, by illustrating:
- Part Number of the new region of residence or the nearest polling booth where you will carry out your franchise
It is mandatory to submit the form 8 along the proof of the address of the new residence. Any document can do such as rent bills, telephone bill, or electric bill as well as the Voter ID Card Xerox copy.