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Voter ID Address Change: How to Change Address Details on Voter ID Card?

By Mayashree Acharya


Updated on: Mar 1st, 2024


9 min read

A voter ID card acts as a significant official document used for various purposes, such as your identity proof, address proof, proof of date of birth and more. Moreover, this card makes you eligible to vote during elections in the country. All Indian citizens over the age of 18 have the right to vote and thus need to get a Voter card.

However, if you have recently changed your permanent address, then it becomes mandatory to make the changes in your Voter card as well since it is an official document. Scroll below to learn about Voter ID address change.

How to Apply for Correction of Voter ID in Case of House Change?

Here are the steps you will have to follow for Voter ID address change online:

Step 1: Log in to the official National Voters Services Portal

Step 2: Surf and find the ‘Shifting of Residence/Correction of Entries in Existing Electoral Roll’ section on the main page. 

Step 3: Tap on the ‘Form 8’ button. You will be redirected to a new page where you should enter the required details. 

Step 4: Select the option ‘Self’ and click ‘Submit’. 

Step 5: Select the option ‘Shifting of Residence’. Next, select ‘Within Assembly Constituency’ or ‘Outside Assembly Constituency’ and click ‘Ok’.

Step 6: Select the ‘State, District and Assembly/Parliamentary Constituency’ to which you belong and click ‘Next’. 

Step 7: Provide your Aadhaar number, email and mobile number and click ‘Next’. 

Step 8: Enter the address and the supporting documents required for the address change.

Step 9: Upload the supporting document and click ‘Next’.

Step 10: Fill in the declaration, enter the captcha code and click ‘Submit’. 

Once you go through the above-mentioned steps, the ECI or Election Commission of India will process your request. After successful processing, relevant changes will be made to your Voter ID card. 

Documents Required

You can upload any one of the following documents as proof of residence to change your address:

  • Utility bills not older than a year, such as water, electricity or gas bill
  • Aadhaar card
  • Current passbook of bank or post office
  • Indian passport
  • Revenue Department's land-owning records, including Kisan Bahi
  • Registered rent lease deed (in case of tenant)
  • Registered sale deed(in case of own house)

How to Change Address on Voter ID Offline?

Here’s how to change address in Voter ID card using the offline mode:

Step 1: Visit your nearest electoral office.

Step 2: Fill up Form 8 with all the necessary information.

Step 3: Submit the form along with proof of residence.

Once your application is processed, you will get a notification regarding your Voter ID address change.

Form for Transfer of Address in Voter ID

You need to fill out Form 8 to change the address on your Voter ID card. After properly filling out the form with all the necessary details and attaching the required documents, you will successfully change your address.

How to Track the Application Status?

To track the status of Voter ID card address change online, you can follow the simple steps below:

Step 1: Log in to the official National Voters Services Portal

Step 2: Click on ‘Track Application Status’.

Step 3: Enter the reference number, select the ‘State’ and click ‘Submit’. 

The screen will display the progress status of your request application. 

Overall, updating your address on your Voter ID card is important if you have changed your residence. Once you have read the article, you get to know the easy steps involved in the Voter ID address change process. After the updating process of your address is complete on the Voter ID, you can once again vote in your constituency.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the Aadhaar card as proof of residence for Voter ID address change?

Yes, you can use the Aadhaar card for Voter ID address change online in India.

How can I update the address on my Voter ID card?

You can visit the online portal of Voters Service Portal to change the address on your Voter ID card.

Which form has to be filled for Voter ID address change?

Form 8 is the form you have to fill up to update the address on your Voter ID card.

Can I change the address on my Voter ID card offline?

Yes, you can visit your nearest electoral office for Voter ID address change.

Can I download the Voter ID card offline?

Yes, you can visit the online portal of the Election Commission of India to download your Voter ID card online.

How can I register my complaint with the Election Commission of India?

You can ring 1800111950 or send an email to

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Quick Summary

Voter ID card serves as a crucial official document for identity, address, and voting purposes. Changing address requires online or offline process with specific documents. Use Form 8 for address change and track application status on National Voters Services Portal. Understanding the steps involved ensures successful address update on the Voter ID card, allowing you to vote in your constituency.

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