Here’s how to download a digital voter ID card to your phone

Last year, on National Voters Day, which falls on January 25, the Indian Election Commission launched the e-EPIC (Electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card) program. Voters can avail this digital option for the next five state elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. Assembly elections in these states will take place between February 10 and March 7. Votes for all Assembly elections will be counted on March 10.

Here’s everything you need to know about the digital voter ID card:

What is e-EPIC?

The e-EPIC is a secure portable document format (PDF) version of the EPIC that can be downloaded on mobile or in self-printable form on a computer. A voter can thus store the card on his mobile, download it in PDF format on Digi locker or print it and self-laminate it. This is in addition to the currently issued EPIC VCP.

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How can I download e-EPIC?

You can download e-EPIC from the Voter Portal or the Voter Helpline or NVSP Mobile App

Voter Portal: http://voterportal.eci.gov.in/

NVSP: https://nvsp.in/

Voter Helpline Mobile App

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eci.citizen

iOS https://apps.apple.com/in/app/voter-helpline/id1456535004

Who is eligible for the e-EPIC?

All general electors who have a valid EPIC number. All new voters registered during the 2021 Special Summary Revision (i.e. those who applied in November-December 2020) and whose mobile number provided during application is unique will receive an SMS and will be able to download e -EPIC.

I lost my EPIC, how do I download the e-EPIC?

You can search your name in the voters list from http://voterportal.eci.gov.in/ or http://electoralsearch.in/, write down your EPIC number, then download e-EPIC

I don’t have an EPIC number but I have a form-6 reference number, can I download e-EPIC?

Yes, you can use the form reference number to download the e-EPIC

I don’t have an EPIC number, how can I download e-EPIC?

You can search your name in the voters list from http://voterportal.eci.gov.in/ or http://electoralsearch.in/ , write down your EPIC number then download e-EPIC

What is the file format of the e-EPIC?

You can download e-EPIC in portable document format (PDF)

What is the file size of e-EPIC?

250 KB

Can I print the e-EPIC to present it as an ID at the polling station?

Yes, you can download the e-EPIC and print it to present as proof of identity at the polling station.

What are the steps to download e-EPIC?

You can download e-EPIC from http://voterportal.eci.gov.in/ or https://nvsp.in/ or Voter Helpline mobile app by following the steps below:

• Register/Login on the voter portal

• In the navigation menu, click on Download e-EPIC

• Enter EPIC number or form reference number

• Verify with OTP sent to registered mobile number (if mobile number is registered with Eroll)

• Click on Download e-EPIC

• If the mobile number is not registered in Eroll, click on e-KYC to complete the KYC

• Pass the face liveliness check

• Update your mobile number to complete KYC

• Download the e-EPIC

What is eKYC?

eKYC is a liveness check with random body movements, involves capturing a live photo of the person in real-time image capture and comparing it with the image used in the EPIC data.

What if eKYC fails?

Visit the ERO office with photo ID proof and update your cell phone number

What is required for eKYC?

It requires a mobile phone/tablet with a camera or a laptop/desktop computer with a webcam.

My Mobile number is not registered in ERoll, can I download e-EPIC?

Yes, you can do eKYC to update mobile number.

I don’t use a registered mobile number in ERoll, can I update my mobile number?

Yes, you can update your new mobile number by completing eKYC.

Can I download e-EPIC on my smartphone?

Yes, you can download e-EPIC using the Voter Helpline mobile app

My family members linked to the same mobile number, how can I download eEPIC?

Each member can do eKYC against only one mobile number and after eKYC you can download e-EPIC.

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