Voting is the fundamental rights of the people in the Indian democracy. However, in order to practice the rights, one must enrol to the electoral roll of the Election Commission of India. The Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal ensures that the process is done easily and smoothly for the Indian citizens who have attained 18 years of age. The Voter ID card is the proof of nationality and also determines the constituency you belong to with the region and the part code. The Voter card was once applied during the elections, but now the Election Commission has made the process easy to participate in the local and national elections. A person can apply for it online or offline. Here is the step by step guide for the people in West Bengal.
The applicant must visit the website ceowestbengal.nic.in for the registration process and activation of the account.
Once the registration is completed and the account has been activated, the applicant must fill out the form for the fresh application. The Form No 6 should be filled online. It is very important to ensure that the form consists of the valid and original data. Any discrepancy of the data may cause rejection of the application.
The information provided must be supported by the valid documents as well. As per the regulations, the applicant must provide the proof of birth, proof of address and proof of identity. There are numbers of supporting documents that are available on the website; the applicant has to provide any one of them for the verification. Aadhar Card is generally accepted for the voter ID card. However, other documents can also be uploaded such as the Government welfare card for the family under the name of the head of the family with the name of the applicant as dependent.
Once done, the applicant must provide submit the form. This will generate an acknowledgement slip and a reference number. This number can be used for the future reference and should be used to check the status of the application online.
It takes around a month of time for the election commission to prepare the voter id card. It is sent to the applicant to the registered address via post.
The applicant must find out the nearest electoral office for the application submission and visit the center.
The applicant is provided with the Form No 6. It should be duly filled and ensured that that there is no discrepancy in it.
The Form No 6 and the supporting documents must be submitted to the counter for the verification process.
The applicant is given a reference number for the future reference. The same number can be used to check the status of the application online.
The average time for the voter card to generate is around one month. The election commission sends the card to the registered address of the applicant.