Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populated and fourth largest state that is located in northern region of India. Lucknow is the state capital and Kanpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Moradabad, Bareilly, and Aligarh are the other cities known for industrial importance. The state is home to many cultural heritage sites and monuments such as Taj Mahal and also known for its empires of ancient and medieval India.
Uttar Pradesh has been the most politically heavy weight state in India with several regional and national parties active in the state politics. UP represent the highest number of parliamentary constituencies. It represents 80 Members of Parliament. Out of 80, 17 constituencies are reserved for SC candidates, and unlike other states there are no seats reserved for ST candidates in UP. On the other side, the state Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly has 403 constituencies. Currently the state government is ruled by the Samajwadi Party with clear majority in the assembly. Chief Minister of the state is Akhilesh Yadav who is the son of SP chief Mr. Mulayam Yadav.
As we all are aware of the fact that Indian is leading towards becoming a technology driven country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s digital India initiative, the procedure of government operated institutions has been slowly but steadily going online. Election Commission of India has also made the new voter id registrations in Uttar Pradesh completely online which is operated by the UP CEP website.
In this guide residents of Uttar Pradesh who pass the eligibility criteria of registering for voter id in the state will learn how to apply for it online with all the steps explained in easy to understand manner. If you are looking for information on making correction to current voter id, issuance of duplicate ID card, or checking voter id status on UP CEP website, you will get all the info in this guide.
Applying for electoral photo identity card in Uttar Pradesh starts with filling the form 6 but before we proceed with that, please understand that you must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of India and must be living in the current location for at least 6 months or more to be able to apply for voter id in UP.
To been the procedure, please visit this page: http://ceouttarpradesh.nic.in/State/Forms/Form_6_English.pdf to download the form 6 for new ID enrollment. Take a print of this PDF form and begin with filling your details in it.
First of all attach your passport size photograph to the format the right hand side top corner. Make sure it is 3.5 CM x 3.5 CM in size. Now move on to Applicant’s details section and fill in asked details such as name, surname, gender, date of birth, birth place, mother/father’s name etc.
Below that fill in your full address and fill other asked details in the form and go to declaration part of the form. Double check filled in details and then sign the form. With the form you also have to attach identity proof documents for address and photo identity proof.
Use an envelope to put the form and attached documents in it and then visit your nearest election commission office to submit it to the booth level officer. After submission they provide a reference number that is used to track voter id status in Uttar Pradesh.
After successfully submitting your application, the state election commission will send a booth level officer at tour home for verification of form details and documents. After verification you new voter id will be mailed to your Uttar Pradesh home address.
Those who want to make correction in credential details such as name or address in their current voter id card can download the appropriate form and submit it to the state CEO. Similarly already registered voters may also search their name on Uttar Pradesh CEO website. Application status can be tracked here: http://126.96.36.199/claims/ for UP voters.