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Voter Identification: ECI gives nod to 11 more documents

The ECI (Election Commission of India) has okayed 11 more documents besides the EPICs (Electors Photo Identity Cards) for the identification of electors at the polling stations before casting their votes.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 March 2021 1:34 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The ECI (Election Commission of India) has okayed 11 more documents besides the EPICs (Electors Photo Identity Cards) for the identification of electors at the polling stations before casting their votes.

The ECI also notified that all electors who have been issued EPICs (Electors Photo Identity Cards) shall produce their respective EPIC for their identification at the polling stations before casting their votes.

It added, "Those electors, who are not able to produce the EPIC, shall have to produce one of the following 11 alternative photo identity documents for establishing their identity: Aadhaar Card; MNREGA Job Card; Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office; Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour; Driving License; Pan Card; Smart Card issued by Registrar General of India (RGI) under National Population Register (NPR); Indian Passport; Pension document with photograph; Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central / State Govt. /PSUs/ Public Limited Companies, and official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs.

"In the case of EPIC, clerical errors, spelling mistakes, etc., should be ignored provided the identity of the elector can be established by the EPIC.

"If an elector produces an EPIC which has been issued by the Electoral Registration Officer of another Assembly Constituency, such EPIC shall also be accepted for identification, provided the name of that elector finds place in the electoral roll pertaining to the polling station where the elector has turned up for voting."

The ECI order added, "If it is not possible to establish the identity of the elector on account of mismatch of photograph, etc. the elector shall have to produce one of the alternative photo documents mentioned above", stated a release from ECI.

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