Voters in Delhi can exercise their franchise on the day of polls even if they do not have a voter identity card, if they possess any of the 13 alternative photo documents to establish their identity.
Election authorities in Delhi said on Sunday that voters could produce any of the 13 alternative photo identity proofs, if they failed to produce the Electors’ Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) at the time of voting.
Passports, driving licences, PAN cards, service identity cards of employees of state and central governments and PSUs and passbooks issued by banks and post offices can be produced at polling booths by the voter to prove his/her identity on May 7, a senior election official said.
Property documents such as a registered deed with photograph, pension documents, SC/ST/OBC certificates issued by competent authorities, pension documents and freedom fighter identity cards are also among the prescribed documents to be used as an alternate to EPIC on voting day.
Presiding officers have also been instructed to accept arms licences, job cards issued under NREGA and health insurance scheme cards with photographs as identity proofs.
If a head of a family is in possession of any of the 13 alternate documents, he can identify all the voting members of his family, provided all of them came together to vote, the official added. However, the names of all voting members of the family should be on the electoral rolls.
Voters who are unaware of their polling station can text their EPIC number to 53535 to get the details.Currently, the facility is available only for MTNL subscribers.