In the Lok Sabha elections of 2024, an interesting revelation emerges: voters can cast their ballots even without possessing a physical voter ID card, formally known as the Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC). This flexibility is granted by the Election Commission of India (ECI), allowing individuals to exercise their democratic right at polling booths without the traditional voter ID card in hand.

However, before heading to the polling station, it’s imperative for all voters to ensure their names are enlisted in the Election Commission’s voter list. If not already listed, individuals should promptly register either online or offline to secure their place on the electoral roll.

For those who find themselves without a voter ID card but are listed in the voter registry, fear not. A comprehensive list of alternate ID proofs and documents can serve as substitutes for the voter ID card during voting. These alternatives include:

  1. PAN (Permanent Account Number) card
  2. Aadhaar card
  3. Driving licence
  4. Passport
  5. Passbook issued by a bank or post office, complete with a photograph
  6. Pension document for retired personnel
  7. Service ID card issued by state government, central government, PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings), including the MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) job card
  8. Health insurance smart card issued by the Ministry of Labour and Employment
  9. Authenticated Photo Voter Slip
  10. Student identity cards issued by recognized educational institutions
  11. Property documents such as pattas, registered deeds, etc., in the name of the voter
  12. Ration card
  13. SC, ST, OBC certificates issued by competent authority
  14. Freedom fighter identity card
  15. Arms licence
  16. Certificate of physical disability issued by competent authority
  17. Ex-servicemen CSD (Canteen Stores Department) Canteen Card
  18. Smart cards issued by the Registrar General of India under the scheme of National Population Register

As the Lok Sabha election progresses into its fourth phase, scheduled for May 13, 2024, voters across nine states and one Union Territory prepare to exercise their franchise. Notably, on this day, polling will take place for all constituencies of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, alongside assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

READ ALSOhttps://enews-wire.com/twists-in-indias-car-market-tata-punch-emerges/

One thought on “Did You Know? Voting in Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Without a Voter ID Card Is Possible: Here’s How”

Comments are closed.