To change address on the voter ID card the individual needs to contact the BLO of the area and fill up form 8A and form 001A and submit it along with the new address proof.
The Commission has decided that the EPIC issued once to an elector from any place in the country shall remain valid for electoral identification purpose everywhere else also, even when the person has changed residence and is registered as voter in any new place.
It means an EPIC once issued, shall not be issued another EPIC due to change of place as the EPIC already issued to him is valid for identification anywhere.
However, if the elector himself seeks a fresh EPIC with a view to have the new address incorporated then, in that case the old EPIC will be taken back and a fresh EPIC issued but only with old EPIC number and on payment of the prescribed fees. The fresh EPIC will show the same number (repeat the same number) as the old one. The old EPIC number shall be continued irrespective of the fact that the Constituency of the elector has changed or even if the old Constituency has ceased to exist due to delimitation.
Fresh EPIC shall be issued after getting the old EPIC surrendered. The old EPIC surrendered by the elector shall be destroyed by cutting it into two halves diagonally across.
Any replacement EPIC shall be re-issued always with old EPIC number without levying any fee under following conditions:
a. Wrong photograph/unclear photograph in the EPIC. The voter card needs to be
surrendered and in this case the database has also to be updated with the
b. Incorrect entries in the EPIC. The old card has to be surrendered.
c. Elector claims not to have received EPIC though the EPIC number is entered
in the roll against elector details and records do not confirm issue of the EPIC
(Elector has to give a declaration)
d. Epics’ that are claimed as destroyed in calamities like flood, riot, earthquake