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What is e-EPIC voter card, how to download it on your phone

What is an e-EPIC card exactly and how is it different from a usual voter ID card? It is basically a non-editable portable document format (PDF) version of the original voter ID card. Get more details.

Published:Thu, January 20, 2022 1:41pm

By Sneha Saha

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Aadhar card, Voter ID, and passport are among the most important IDs that one should have as a citizen of India. As for voter ID, the document not only acts as ID proof but also lets you cast vote.

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Since digital India is what the government is aiming to achieve now, the Election Commission of India has introduced a digital version of voter ID called e-EPIC or Electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card.

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So, what is an e-EPIC card exactly and how is it different from a usual voter ID card?

What is e-EPIC voter card

It is basically a non-editable portable document format (PDF) version of the original voter ID card. Since it is non-editable, we believe it to be a secured document and bad actors may not be able to tamper with or use it to steal users' personal information.

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The PDF version of the Voter ID can be used as identity as well as address proof. This digital ID proof can be stored as a PDF on a mobile phone or on a Digi locker for easy access.

How to download e-EPIC voter card

The process is quite simple. Here's a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Head over to http://voterportal.eci.gov.in/ or https://nvsp.in/

Step 2: Login on the Voter Portal

Step 3: Check for menu navigation and click on Download e-EPIC

Step 4: Enter the EPIC number or Form Reference Number

Step 5: Enter OTP sent on your registered mobile number

Step 6: Click on Download e-EPIC to save the file on your mobile.

Here's how to register your mobile number

Step 1: Click on e-KYC to complete the KYC

Step 2: Go through the Face liveness verification

Step 3: Update your mobile number to complete KYC. To complete KYC you need a device with camera, can be a smartphone / laptop.

Step 4: You will then be able to download e-EPIC.

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