Chandigarh ,

Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Dr. Inder Jeet said that the Election Commission of India has directed that all electors in all constituencies who have been issued EPIC have to produce the Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) for their identification at the polling station before casting their votes.

He said that those electors who are not able to produce the EPIC shall produce alternative photo identity documents for establishing their identity which includes Passport, Driving License, Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central, State Govt, PSUs or Public Limited Companies, Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank or Post Office, PAN Card, Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR, MNREGA Job Card, Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, Pension document with photograph, Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs and Adhaar Card.

He said that in the case of EPIC, minor discrepancies in the entries therein should be ignored, provided that 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 card would 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. He said that if it is not possible to establish the identity of the elector on account of mismatch of photograph, the elector would have to produce one of the alternative photo documents.

He said that Photo Voter Slip will not be accepted for the purpose of identification in polling station. Voters are required to carry EPIC or one of the 11 alternative documents specified by the Election Commission of India for voting.




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