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How to Order PVC Voter ID Card for Free

Elections are happening in our country, and citizens will vote using their voter ID cards. Most of us have black-and-white voter IDs with monochromatic print, making it challenging to recognize the person’s image. To remedy this, the government has introduced a new PVC Voter ID card, which you can order from your residence without any charges.

Order PVC voter card online.

Steps to Order a PVC Voter ID Card Online

A PVC Voter ID card has a color picture and a government-issued hologram, adding to its authenticity. It is easily available for the general public, and you can also get it delivered to your residential address. All you need to do is visit the official Voters ECI website and follow the steps below.

1. Go to the Voters service portal using a browser.

Voter's Service Portal dashboard.

2. Click “Sign up” in the top right corner of your screen, and log in with your account or create one.

Sign-up button highlighted in red.

3. To create an account, enter all the required details and click “Continue.”

A red arrow pointing towards the blue continue button on the sign-up page.

4. Once signed up, you can log in using the same credentials to see the dashboard.

Voter's Service Portal dashboard.

5. Click on the “Fill Form 8” icon from the dashboard.

Fill Form 8 highlighted in red on the dashboard.

6. Now, specify whether you are filling the form for yourself or another elector.

Applicant Selection pop-up with two options self and other elector.

7. After this, specify the reason for filling out Form 8.

  • Shifting of Residence: Choose this option when there is any change in your registered address.
  • Correction of Entries in Existing Electoral Roll: Choose this when you need to rectify or change details like your name, number, or date of birth.
  • Issue of Replacement EPIC without correction: You choose this option when your electoral roll does not need any correction and you want to get a duplicate copy of your voter ID.
  • Request for marking as Person with Disability: Select this if you want to specify or update that you or someone is a specially-abled person.

A pop-up window with four options to select the reason to fill form 8.

8. Since we are requesting only a duplicate copy without any correction. Click on “Issue of Replacement EPIC without correction.”

Red arrow highlighting Issue of Replacement EPIC without correction.

9. Scroll down to the third section, where you must mention the reason for EPIC replacement.

  • Lost: Choose this in case your voter card is lost or stolen. You will be asked to attach the FIR copy as well.
  • Destroyed due to reasons beyond control: Select this when your voter ID has deteriorated or was damaged in any natural calamity, such as a rainstorm, flood, or fire.
  • Mutilated: Choose this option if your voter ID is deformed or torn.

Preview of Form 8 reasons for application.

10. Now, fill in all the details asked for in the form.

Preview of Form 8 reasons for application.

11. After completing the “Declaration,” click “Next.”

Declaration section of the Form 8.

12. In the last step, review all your details and click “Submit” for final submission.

Preview and Submit button highlighted in red.

13. After successful submission, you will receive a reference number, which can be used to track the status of your application.

Acknowledgement number received after successful submission.


Q. What Are the Advantages of a PVC Voter ID?

A PVC voter card is much more durable and resilient to wear and tear than the old paper voter ID cards. Since it contains a colored photograph, it helps with easy identification and better readability.

Q. Where Can I Order a PVC Voter ID?

You can order it by visiting the voter service portal website. To help you out, we have created a walkthrough guide with detailed steps above.

Q. Is the PVC Voter ID Card Free?

Yes. You can order a PVC voter ID card for free from the Voter’s Service Portal; refer to the steps mentioned above to learn more.

Wrapping Up

As Indian citizens, it is our responsibility to cast a vote. Having a voter ID card is the first step in this process. Following the above-discussed steps, you can order a voter ID card from the luxury of your own home to make it seamless. Upgrading to a PVC voter ID comes with many benefits over the old-issued voter ID card, so it is a wise move to get a PVC card. Stay tuned to GadgetsToUse for more such reads.

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Dev Chaudhary