Chief Electoral Officer, Government of Tamil Nadu


Guide to Electors on EPIC

Information for guidance of Public in regard to issue of, and making corrections in, EPIC

Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) centres have been set up for all the 234 Assembly Constituencies in the State of Tamil Nadu at one centre for each Assembly Constituency. The location of these centres is given in the Annexure.

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  • A person may need to get his name included in the electoral roll if he was not registered earlier or due to shift of residence / change of address.

  • A person’s name is there in electoral roll but some correction is required in his details (like spelling of his or relation’s name, age etc.,) or his image in the electoral roll.

  • His name is there in the electoral roll but he has not got EPIC.

1. New Registration of Electors-

Category of electors

Forms to be submitted

Documents to be submitted along with Forms






a) Not Registered earlier

Form 6 with 2 Passport size photographs Address Proof
Age Proof
b) Shift of residence outside the Assembly Constituency Form 6 with 2 Passport size photographs Address Proof  
c) Shift of residence within the Assembly Constituency

Form 8 A

Address Proof  

2. Electors who apply for correction in electors’ details (spelling, age, address) in electoral roll/ EPIC – A person who is already registered in an Assembly Constituency at the present address but the elector’s details need correction, should fill and submit Form 8 (this should be in duplicate during non- revision period) with 2 passport size photographs for making the changes in the electoral rolls and for issue of replacement EPIC after the ERO passes orders for correction.

In the case of the following defects in EPIC, the EPIC will be replaced free of charge:

  • Wrong Photo

  • Incorrect name of elector

  • Incorrect relation type

  • Incorrect age

  • Wrong sex

  • Incorrect or incomplete address

The EPIC holder seeking correction has to apply in Form 001C. He will have to surrender the EPIC available with him while getting the replacement EPIC. The replacement EPIC will have the same number as the original one.

3. Issue of duplicate EPIC - In case of loss, mutilation or poor quality of photo, the person will have to apply in person with photo in Form 001C along with proof of residence and remit the fee prescribed (Rs. 15/- ). in Treasury/ Sub-Treasury or in cash at the EPIC centre for which a receipt will be given by the election officials.

Although EPIC remains valid in case of change of address (since it is used only for identification only), an elector, in case of change of address, may apply for new EPIC with new address for other purposes like when applying for passport etc. If an elector is already registered in roll in his new address, but change in address has to be made only in EPIC, then he has to apply in Form 001C along with details as in electoral roll. EPIC with change of address will be issued with same number.

Request for wallet-friendly EPIC will be dealt with on the same basis as those for change of address cases, i.e., EPIC will be given on collection of the prescribed amount (Rs.15/-). The person has to apply in Form 001C.

Form 001C to be used in the above cases has two boxes for affixing 2 passport size photographs – 1 duly signed over photo and 1 photo without signature.

Such persons have to remit a sum of Rs.15/- either in cash at EPIC centre or in Treasury / Sub-Treasury through challan.

The duplicate EPIC will be inscribed with the word ‘Duplicate’.

New EPIC will have the same number as the original one.


For issue of ‘Duplicate’ (except in lost / misplaced cases) or ‘Replacement’ cards applicant should submit Xerox copy of original card with application.

Claimants should surrender their original EPIC while collecting replacement EPIC.

Officials will not hand over Duplicate card/ Replacement EPIC unless claimant surrenders his original (except in case of lost/ misplaced cases)

At the same time submission of original will not be insisted upon in advance, i.e., till the new EPIC is ready for delivery to the person.

4. Accepted documents for Address proof

a) Family Ration Card
b) Driving License
c) Latest Landline Telephone Bill
d) Latest Gas Cylinder Bill
e) Passport
f) Bank / Post Office Passbook

5. Accepted documents for Age proof

a) School Leaving Certificate
b) Birth Certificate
c) Declaration by Parents