The Election Commission on Monday issued an order allowing Aadhar card to be used by those voters, who do not have the Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Commission, as an alternative document to establish their identity during the May 5 poll to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

Besides the Aadhaar card, the smart card issued by the Registrar General of India under the scheme of National Population Register, too could be used as an alternative identity card along with 21 other documents listed by the Commission. Further details can be had by visiting EC website

However the overseas voters have to produce only their original passport for identification at the time of voting, the EC has made it clear.

The poll is scheduled on May 5 and the counting of votes will be taken up on May 8. The last date for filing nomination is April 17.

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