New Delhi: Before casting vote for Lok Sabha elections 2019, the election commission has directed all electors who are issued Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC), to produce the Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC). However, the electors who could not produce the EPIC must produce one of the following alternative photo identity documents for establishing their identity.
Here is the list of 11 documents:
2) Driving License,
3) Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies,
4) PAN Card,
5) Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR,
6) MNREGA Job Card,
7) Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour,
8) Pension document with photograph,
9) Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs,
10) Aadhaar Card,
11) Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office
“Overseas electors will have to produce their original passport only for identification. To assist the voters, the Commission has further directed its officers that in the case of EPIC, minor discrepancies in the entries 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 (ERO) of another Assembly Constituency, such card 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. 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 above mentioned alternative photo documents,” a press note at ECI official website said.
Notably, the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will begin on April 11 and will be held in seven phases, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said the model code of conduct would come into immediate effect from today itself and the counting of votes will take place on May 23, 2019, and the results will be out on the same day. The term of the 16th Lok Sabha ends on June 3.