Voters who are on the list but do not have voter ID cards for some reason may cast their ballot by showing one of the alternative photo identity documents — passport, driving license, identity cards issued by the union government, state governments and public limited companies to their employees, photo passbooks issued by banks and post offices, PAN card, Aadhaar card, NREGS job card, health insurance smart card issued by the union ministry of labour or pension documents having photo, and the photo voter slip issued by the EC.
Overseas electors registered as voters here would have to produce their original passport only for identification at the time of polling, said additional chief electoral officer Supreet Singh Gulati here on Thursday.
He further said that the EC has directed that authenticated photo voter slips be distributed to all electors a few days before the poll day. On the day of voting, which is April 30 in Punjab, an officer would be on duty outside each polling station with the undistributed slips so that any elector who may not been issued the slip can collect it in original outside the stations.
Further, joint CEO Amit Talwar informed that on the second day of nominations a total of 12 nominations were filed from five parliamentary constituencies. Also, till date 2,11,341 licensed arms have been deposited. Of 439 complaints received so far, 266 have already been disposed of.
He added that every female candidate would be provided with an additional female personal security officer.
And the EC has directed that any sitting ministers either of union government or of a state government, MPs, MLAs, mayors, chairpersons of municipalities, zila parishad, panchayat union should not be allowed to act as a election, polling or counting agents of any candidate in view of them having security cover.