The Election Commission all set to Download Voter ID Card in PDF format. This e-EPIC (Electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card) will have a secured QR code with Name, Photo and demographics like serial number, part number, Address etc. It can be easily downloaded on a mobile or a computer and can be digitally stored. The delays, losing cards and not been able to get the voter-ID cards is an issue that won’t be there. Moreover, most of the ID cards are moving on the digital platform.
Digital Voter ID card Download – A New Initiative
The Election Commission of India has come up with a new initiative e-EPIC as part of which registered voters can now download their Electronic Photo Identity Card (EPIC) on their registered mobile and can save the same as PDF or take a print of it.
What is e-EPIC?
So far, the EPIC, popularly called voter-ID card, could only be collected in person at Mee Seva centres but from January 25, which is National Voter’s Day, a digital version of it, called e-EPIC can be downloaded on mobile or in a self-printable form on the computer. It is a secure PDF version of the card.
e-EPIC is a non-editable secure portable document format (PDF) version of the EPIC and will have a secured QR code with image and demographics like serial number, part number, etc.
e-EPIC Card Download Program in 2 Phases
The e-EPIC initiative launched in two phases. In the first phase from January 25 to 31, all new voters who have applied for the voter-ID card and registered their mobile numbers in Form-6 will be able to download the e-EPIC by simply authenticating their mobile number.
The mobile numbers should be unique and not be previously registered in the ECI’s electoral rolls. “The second phase will start from February 1. It will be open for the general voters. All those who have given their mobile numbers (linked one) they can also download their e-EPIC”, said ECI official.
Steps to Download e-EPIC Voter ID Card Online
All registered voters who have a valid EPIC number are eligible to download e-EPIC from February 1, 2021 while new registrants may download the e-EPIC between January 25 and 31. e-EPIC can be downloaded through the following online links
Official Voter Helpline App:
- For Android Users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eci.citizen&hl=en
- iOS Mobile Users: https://apps.apple.com/in/app/voter@helpline/id1456535004
All registered voters who have a valid EPIC number are eligible to download e-EPIC from February 1. The New registrants may download the e-EPIC between January 25 and 31. The Election Commission is also planning on conducting mass awareness programs on e-EPIC in the coming months, under the campaign, “e-Voter Hua Digital, Click for EPIC”.