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Introduction

In today’s India, most eligible citizens are conscious of their voting rights and try their best to exercise the same. The process of getting a voter ID and being registered in the electoral roll could be cumbersome. However, one can apply for a Voter ID, make changes, cancel, or download a copy instantly using online modes.

Every registered voter in India gets a Part Number and a Serial Number which help the voter identify their profiles accurately. A Serial Number in a Voter ID card is very important as it is mandatory in case one wants to make corrections to his or her Voter ID Card.

Ways to Check Serial Number in Electoral Roll

Generally recognized as a ‘voter list’, an electoral roll is a list of individuals listed as voters living in an area. For appropriate management, the electoral roll of an area is distributed into numerous parts, which comprise particulars of voters of the corresponding voting areas. The appropriately listed voters can vote in Indian Elections. The minimum age for registering in an electoral roll is eighteen years.

You can check the Serial Number in the electoral roll in two ways. Check the Voter ID card of your any relative or neighbour living either at the same address or the same area as yours. The Serial Number will be on the front side of your Voter ID Card. Search it online by visiting the Election Commission of India’s website atwww.eci.nic.in.

  • Select the state you belong to from the list of all Indian states.
  • Select your district.
  • Search your profile by entering your complete name or EPIC Number.
  • Click on “Proceed”, after you have entered the correct information.
  • A list of profiles that match your search criteria appears on the screen; select the profile that matches yours.
  • After you have retrieved your profile, you will find all the information about your Voter ID Card.

Following these steps, you can now easily search for your serial number and get a new voter ID card in case you have misplaced yours or apply for a fresh voter ID card for the first time.

What is the Functional Unique Serial Number (FUSN)?

Every EPIC (Electoral Photo ID Card) is allotted a matchless EPIC Number. It is an alphanumeric series with three alphabetical codes followed by a seven-digit number. The Functional Unique Serial Number (FUSN) code is the first three alphabetical codes. Unique for each Assembly Constituency, it is delivered by the Election Commission. Following the FUSN code is a numeric code - a six-digit serial number and a one-digit checksum creating a total of seven digits.

Every listed voter in India will have a Part Number and a Serial Number on his/her Voter ID card. These numbers aid the voter to classify their profiles precisely. A Serial Number in your Voter ID card is very significant as it is obligatory just in case you wish to make amendments to your Voter ID Card.

Ways to Check Serial Number in Voter ID Card Online

  • Visit the Election Commission of India official website.
  • You will now see the list of states. Select the state you are from.
  • You will now be asked to select your district and you will have an option to search for your profile by the district details or by your account details.
  • You can also search for your profile by entering your full name or the EPIC Number.
  • Once you have entered the details and click on “Proceed”, you will find a list of profiles that match the search criteria.
  • Choose your profile from the list. Once you have accessed your profile, you will find all details about your Voter ID Card like your Part Number and your Serial Number.
  • You can download the Voter ID Card in PDF Format and Print it out for your reference.

FAQs

1. Who is eligible for enrollment as a Voter?

Every Citizen Who is 18 years old on the qualifying date - 1st January of the concerned year, unless disqualified is eligible to be enrolled

  • b) Enrolment only at ordinary place of residence.
  • Enrolment only at one place.
  • Overseas Indian deemed to be ordinarily resident at the address given in passport.
  • Service Voters deemed to be ordinarily resident at their home address.

2. Who is disqualified to become a voter?

Only persons who are of unsound mind and have been declared so by a competent court or disqualified due to 'Corrupt Practices' or offences relating to elections are not entitled to be registered in the electoral rolls.

3. If I have completed 18 years of age today, can I get myself registered as a voter?

You can get yourself registered as Voter only on 1st January or thereafter of the year in which the electoral roll is prepared or revised.

4. What proof of residence do I need to show to get enrolled as a voter?

You can show any proof of residence like Passport, Bank Pass Book, Driving license etc. or any government document to facilitate the work of registration.

5. Can a non -Citizen of India become a voter?

No. A person who is not a citizen of India cannot be registered as a voter. Article 326 of the Constitution read with Sec. 16 of R. P. Act, 1950 clarifies the point.

End Note

Once you are a registered voter in India, you’ll be assigned a Part Number and a Serial Number from the ECI. Part Number and a Serial Number numbers are the unique numbers assigned to your EPIC number by the ECI to identify the voters’ profiles accurately. These numbers are needed when you go for the correction in your Voter ID card details.

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