What Is EPIC Number And How To Find EPIC Number In Voter ID Card?

By Adnan Ali


Updated on: May 31st, 2024


4 min read

A voter ID is an important document for every Indian citizen since it is essential to cast a vote in the election and also serves as proof of identity. The Voter ID card, also known as an Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC), has a unique 10-digit EPIC number assigned by the Election Commission to help you cast your vote.

This article explains what an EPIC number is in a Voter ID and how to find your EPIC number.

What is an EPIC Number on a Voter ID Card?

The Election Commission of India provides every registered voter in India with a unique identification number. You can find this number on your voter card. This unique number is a Voter ID or EPIC number. The EPIC number in voter ID is a 10-digit alpha-numeric code

You will find the EPIC number or Voter ID card number on the front side of your voter card. An EPIC number in a voter ID card saves your voter ID details online. You can visit the Election Commission's online portal to download your voter ID details with an EPIC number. 

What Does an EPIC Number Mean in a Voter ID Card?

An EPIC number proves that you are a registered voter in India. Your EPIC must be present on the electoral list or voter list to cast your vote during the elections. 

The EPIC number signifies that your voter identification information is digitally stored in a colored photo identity format. You can conveniently access this information through your DigiLocker account or download it as a PDF from the National Voters' Service Portal (NVSP)

Where to Find the EPIC Number in a Voter ID Card?

You can easily find the EPIC number on the front side of your Voter ID card. In case you do not have this card, you can visit the official portal of the NVSP and get the EPIC number. 

How to Find the EPIC Number Online?

Follow the below steps to learn how to find the EPIC number on your voter ID online

EPIC number search
  • Step 3: A new page will open. Select any one of the options - ‘Search by Details’ or ‘Search by Mobile’.
  • Step 4: Choose your state and preferred language option from the drop-down list. Enter the required details, captcha code and click ‘Search’. 
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  • Step 5: Your EPIC number will be displayed in the ‘EPIC Number’ column along with your voter ID details as per the registration in the electoral roll. 
EPIC number online

How to Download Voter ID with EPIC Number?

Follow the simple steps below to download the voter ID with EPIC number: 

  • Step 1: Go to the official NVSP portal. 
  • Step 2: Click ‘Login’. Enter the mobile number, password and captcha code and click the ‘Request OTP’ button.  
  • Step 3: Enter the OTP received on your mobile phone and click the ‘Verify & Login’ button.
  • Step 4: Click on the ‘E-EPIC Download’ tab. 
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  • Step 5: Select the ‘EPIC No’ or ‘Form Reference no.’ option.
  • Step 6: Enter EPIC number or Form Reference Number, select state and click ‘Search’. 

The reference number is available in the acknowledgement received after submitting Form 6.

How to download Voter ID

  • Step 7: The Voter ID details will be displayed on the screen. Click the ‘Send OTP’ button. Please note that if your mobile number is not updated, the ‘Send OTP’ button will not be available. You can update your mobile number by filling Form 8 on the NVSP Portal.
steps to download Voter ID card
  • Step 8: Enter OTP and click on ‘Verify’.
e-EPIC download
  • Step 9: Click the ‘Download e-EPIC’ button to download the Voter ID card.
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Uses of EPIC Number in Voter Card

The points below will take you through some of the important uses of EPIC numbers in Voter ID. 

Participation in Election Process

An EPIC number signifies that you are a registered voter in India and are eligible to vote. The central and state governments add your name and details to the electoral roll based on your EPIC number. Once successfully enrolled in the electoral list, the Election Commission will provide you with the voter slip necessary for voting.

An EPIC number indicates you are a registered voter of India and are eligible to cast a vote. The central and state governments enroll your name and details in the electoral roll based on your EPIC number. Upon successful enrolment in the electoral list, the Election Commission will assign you the voter slip required for voting. 

Identifying Registered Voters

The EPIC number on your voter ID proves you are a registered voter. You can use this number to locate your details in the electoral list. Therefore, your EPIC number or voter ID details can be used to prove your eligibility as a voter.

Avoid Instances of Fraudulent Activities

The Election Commission assigns a unique EPIC number to each voter. The EPIC number in voter ID constitutes a photo and other necessary information. This helps the Election Commission lower and control instances of identity fraud and bogus voting. Thus, EPIC number helps the Election Commission conduct smooth and effective election processes, keeping undemocratic attempts at bay. 

Accessing Electoral Services

With the EPIC number, you can gain access to several electoral services. This includes applying for a Voter ID, updating details on your voter card, or checking the voter status or enrollment in the electoral list. 

To sum up, an EPIC number in voter ID is a unique alpha-numeric code that the Election Commission assigns to every voter. This code marks your eligibility to participate in the electoral process and democratically cast your precious vote. 

So, if you do not have your physical Voter ID or want to know your EPIC number, follow the steps above to find your EPIC number and download and print the voter card containing the EPIC number. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the EPIC stand for?

EPIC is the acronym for Election Photo Identity Card. The EPIC number is the Voter ID card number available on the Voter ID card.

How do I know if my voter card is ready?

You can visit the official portal of NVSP to track the application status of your voter ID using the reference number received at the time of submission of your voter enrolment application. Once your card is ready, you will also receive a notification on your registered mobile number and email ID. 

What does an EPIC number look like?

You can find an EPIC number on the front side of your Voter ID. This is a 10-digit alpha-numeric code. This means your EPIC number will be a combination of letters and numbers. 

What is an EPIC example?

Your EPIC number on your voter ID will look something like this: NUO1234561.

What does an EPIC number mean?

The EPIC number is a 10-digit alpha-numeric unique identification number that proves you are an eligible voter for elections in India. This number is present on your Voter ID. 

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