Tamil Nadu

11 documents will be accepted as ID proof

Photo for representation purpose only.

Photo for representation purpose only.  

Photo voter slips no longer allowed

The Election Commission has said all voters who have been issued Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) will have to produce them for the purposes of identification and voting at the polling booths for the Lok Sabha election.

However, those who are unable to produce an EPIC can furnish any of the following photo identity documents: passport, drivers’ licence, service identity cards with photographs for employees of Central and State governments, PSUs and Public Limited Companies, passbooks with photographs issued by banks or post offices, PAN card, smart card issued by RGI under NPR, MGNREGA job card, health insurance smart card issued under schemes of the Ministry of Labour, pension document with photograph, official identity cards for MPs, MLAs and MLCs and Aadhaar card.

The EC has made it clear that Photo Voter Slips, which were allowed earlier, will no longer be allowed as a standalone identification document. This means voters will necessarily need to carry any of the documents prescribed above to be able to exercise their franchise.

In case a voter uses an EPIC issued by the Electoral Registration Officer of another Assembly constituency, it will be considered provided the name of the elector figures in the electoral roll of the polling station concerned. The mere possession of an EPIC without the name figuring in the rolls will not entitle a person to a vote, the EC has said.

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