The act of voiding a check simply means you are making a check unusable in that it can no longer be used as a form of payment.
1. Get a blue or black pen 2. Go to your checkbook and go to the next available check– 3. Write the four-letter word VOID across the front 3. Be sure to avoid writing over the pertinent account info.
Typically, you will only need a voided check when you are setting up online payment and the company involved needs to verify your checking information.
Sometimes, once you have deposited a check or perhaps you wrote a check incorrectly, traditional banking wisdom says you should VOID the check.
While this is certainly not required, it is a good best practice in case the check somehow ended up in the wrong hands.