Advisory for the Identification of electors

Shillong, Feb 26: The Election Commission of India has directed that in the general elections to the State Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya, all electors who have been issued EPIC have to produce the EPIC for their identification at the polling station before casting their votes. Those electors who are not able to produce the EPIC shall have to produce an alternative photo identity document for establishing their identity.

The alternative photo identity document include passport (original), driving license, service identity cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Government, PSUs/Public Limited Companies, passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office, PAN Card, Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR, MNREGA Job Card, Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, pension document with photograph, authenticated photo voter slip issued by the election machinery, official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs and Aadhaar Card.

In case of EPIC, clerical errors, spelling mistakes, etc, should be ignored provided the identity of the elector can be established by the EPIC. If an elector produces an Electors Photo Identity Card, which has been issued by the Electoral Registration Officer of another Assembly Constituency, such EPICs shall also be accepted for identification provided the name of that elector finds place in the electoral roll pertaining to the polling station where the elector has turned up for voting. If it is not possible to establish the identity of the elector on account of mismatch of photograph, etc., the elector shall have to produce one of the alternative photo documents mentioned above. (MIPR)

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