The right to vote strengthens participatory democracy, allowing a common man’s concerns to be aired in the Indian legislature, and then enacted into laws and then enacted into law.
If you’re one of those who has lost their voter cards or simply can’t find it and are worrying that you cannot vote, worry not.
So, if you do not have your voter ID but are still a registered voter, you can still go and vote by producing either of the below mentioned documents:
But keep in mind that you must check if your name is on the voter list, without which you will not be able to cast your vote.
1. Adhaar Card
It is a unique identification card of a citizen that has biometric and demographic data of an individual. It has a 12 digit unique number and photo ID – the data for which was collected by UIDAI which is a government body.
The Indian passport is also an identity proof of an Indian citizen issued by the President of India for the purpose of international travel. Passport can be used as an alternate document for voting if an individual has their name on the voter’s list.
3. Driving licence
A driving licence serves the purpose of an identity card as it has a photo ID with it and they are administrated by the Regional Transport Authorities. Hence, the driving license is an official document and can be used as an alternative for voting ID.
4. Service Identity Card
Any government serviceman during vote polling can show their service card which has been issued by any of the central/state government.
Any passbook issued by a government bank or the post office with a stamped photograph can be used as an alternative for a missing Voters ID.
6. Pension document
Any citizen receiving a pension from the government and has a photograph attached to the pension document can be used.
7. PAN card
The Permanent Account Number is a unique ten-digit alphanumeric number issued under the Indian Income Tax Department. The PAN is a document which is needed for financial works like an opening bank account, receiving the taxable salary, etc. The PAN card includes a photo ID of the individual and can be used to vote on the day of polling.
8. Smart card issued by NPR
Any smart cards which have been issued by the National Population Registration (NPR) can be used to vote.
9. MNREGA job card
The people employed under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act has a card with a photo ID. It can be used as an alternative to Voters ID if the person has their name in the voter’s list.
10. Health Insurance smart card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
RSBY( Rashtriya Swasthiya Bima Yojana) has been launched by Ministry of Labour and Employment. The RSBY scheme, however, differs from these schemes in several important ways every beneficiary family is issued a biometric-enabled smart card. It can be used as an alternative to Voters ID on the day of polling.
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