Punjab voters can use alternate ID proof in MC polls
Voters not issued photo-identity cards during the recently concluded Assembly polls in Punjab can cast their votes in the upcoming municipal elections by using alternate valid documents.chandigarh Updated: Jun 01, 2012 22:33 IST
Voters not issued photo-identity cards during the recently concluded Assembly polls in Punjab can cast their votes in the upcoming municipal elections by using alternate valid documents.
As per the state election commission's guidelines, the photo-identity cards issued by the EC will continue to be the primary document for establishing identity, but various other authentic identity proofs can also pe used by the voters who were not issued these cards, district election officer-cum-deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal said.
Documents like passport, driving licenses, PAN cards, and service identity cards issued by state or central government, apart from several other documents issued by competent authorities, can be used by voters to establish their identity, Agarwal said.
Steps have also been taken to ensure the voters are not restrained from exercising their franchise due to minor discrepancies like errors in personal information.