Now, apply for Voter ID card through mobile app

Voters can get his or her voter card or make changes through mobile phone, by telephone or by online portal service.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published:October 9, 2015 10:19 pm

Ahead of next year’s state Assembly polls, an Electoral Assistance System tapping mobile and online facility for accessing voter details, was launched here today, claimed to be the first such in the country.

Through the new facility – EASY – a voter can get his or her voter card or make changes through mobile phone, by telephone or by online portal service, State Chief Electoral Officer Sandeep Saxena Saxena said, launching it.

“We have introduced for the first time in the country these type of facilities, through which duplication of voter details can be avoided and one can get the voter identity card in 15 days,” he told reporters here.

Compared to the earlier model of updating details of voters district wise in Tamil Nadu, he said under the new system the details of voters in all the 32 districts has been “integrated”.

“Through this method, we will be able to remove errors in voters data and also remove duplicate entries. It can be done very accurately,” he said. He said the election commission website was undergoing changes and a revamped website will be launched on October 16.

To a query whether the existing method of adding voters details manually through special camps would be phased out, he said, “It is not so. The new facility would be available along with the existing model.” During the recent special campaign undertaken by his office, he said 14.5 lakh voters’ applications were received.

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    jaswinder singh
    Feb 10, 2017 at 5:52 am
    my sellf jaswinderlt;br/gt;i want to know that is it possible in punjab
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      Sudhir Sharma
      Jan 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm
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        Sudhir Sharma
        Jan 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm
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          Sirius
          Oct 10, 2015 at 8:13 am
          I request the Election Commission to test this App thoroughly before its deployment. Earlier , I used the website to apply for my Election-ID, for which I uploaded my AADHAAR card as proof of ID/residence. I did receive my Election-ID, but the address details were completely messed up, apparently because the web interface for applications truncates the address field inconsistently. This forces the staff to guess the 'rest of address', who invariably make a mess of things. This necessitates a painful rework, including a visit to EC office on specific dates (not publicized) and filling of a physical form (defeats the original purpose). I have realized that the e-route was just not worth it for Election -ID. However, the e-route for PAN card works extremely well.
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            Ranjith
            Oct 10, 2015 at 8:02 am
            App is not opening...i think they have to check it before realeasing
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            jmadhusudanarao
            Oct 14, 2015 at 6:44 am
            Good move
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              kalpesh
              Oct 10, 2015 at 7:24 pm
              In Gujarat we have already online system working where we can get file online for new voter card application. I personally got my voter card online in 2013.
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                Mahesh Chauhan
                Oct 10, 2015 at 2:39 am
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