Delhi Election: What identity documents you can carry to cast your vote

As part of the voting process, every voter needs to produce a valid identity document at the polling station. The aim to verify their identity by matching it with the information found on the electoral rolls.

This step is perhaps the first one that any voter takes before they can get access to the polling booth to cast the vote. According to the press note published on 6 January 2020, the EC has declared that the that all the voters in Delhi Vidhan Sabha have Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) — more commonly known as the Voter ID card. The photo electoral rolls have been fully updated ahead of the elections as well.

As per the EC’s notification, you should have your EPIC if you are an eligible voter in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha jurisdiction. EPIC can be produced at the polling station in order to prove your identity before casting your vote.

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Is EPIC mandatory in Delhi Election?

EPIC is the most important identity document that helps identify an eligible voter. Delhi has gone 100% EPIC before the Assembly elections 2020. However, the EC has made it clear that it is not mandatory to produce EPIC at the polling booth as proof of identity. EC has approved 11 documents as valid ID proofs that can be produced at the polling booths.

You can carry any one of the following identity documents to cast your vote in Delhi Election

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  1. Passport
  2. Driving License
  3. Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees
  4. Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office.
  5. PAN Card
  6. Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR
  7. MNREGA Job Card
  8. Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
  9. Pension document with photograph
  10. Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs and
  11. Aadhar Card
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