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Apart from EPIC, voters can present 12 additional documents to cast vote: Sibin C

Chandigarh: To facilitate voters in Punjab during the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has recognized 12 additional documents as proof of identity, in addition to the Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC), for casting votes on June 1, 2024. Any of these documents can be presented by the voter as proof of identity at the polling station.

          The ECI has issued directives stating that voters who do not possess an EPIC can utilize 12 alternative documents to establish their identity.

          Quoting the directives of the Election Commission of India, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Punjab, Sibin C, informed that voters without an EPIC can still cast their votes if they possess any of the following alternative documents: Aadhaar card, MGNREGA job card, Bank or Post office passbooks with photographs, Health insurance smart card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, Driving License, PAN card, Smart card issued by RGI under NPR, Indian Passport, Pension documents with photograph, service ID cards (with photograph) issued by Central or State governments or Public Sector Undertakings/Public limited Companies, official identity card issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs, and Unique Disability ID (UDID) issued by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. These total 12 documents to be used as identity proof.

          He urged all voters to participate in the Lok Sabha elections with utmost enthusiasm. Sibin C emphasized that the Election Commission's target of "Is Vaar 70 Paar" cannot be achieved without the active participation of voters, hence all voters must exercise their franchise.



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