West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, Puducherry elections: Not just Voter ID, you can use any of these 11 ID proofs to cast vote
Assembly elections 2021: Four states and one Union Territory will go under polls this year. The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday also announced poll schedule for assembly elections in these states and UT.
Assembly elections 2021: Four states and one Union Territory will go under polls this year. The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday also announced poll schedule for assembly elections in these states and UT. Four states—West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam — and the Union Territory of Puducherry will see assembly elections in 2021. The counting of votes for all five assembly elections will take place on May 2, announced the Election Commission (EC).
Total number of voters, as per electoral records, who will cast their vote in these assembly elections stand at 2.3 crore in Assam, 7.3 crore in West Bengal, 6.2 crore in Tamil Nadu, 2.6 crore in Kerala and 10 lakh in Puducherry. Nearly 18.68 cr electors to vote at 2.7 lakh polling stations for 824 seats in 4 assembly elections, said Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday.
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As people in these states and UT gear up to vote in these assembly elections, they will need an identity card to vote. It is not necessary that you have to carry your voter id, ECI has permitted several other documents too. The aim is to verify their identity by matching it with the information found on the electoral rolls. Here is the list of identification documents you can carry to the polling stations as approved by the Commission:
*MNREGA Job Card
*Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office
*Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
*Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR
*Pension document with photograph
*Service Identity Cards with photographs issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies
*Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs.
Meanwhile, the Model Code of Conduct came into force immediately after the announcement of the election dates. Adequate CAPF deployment will be ensured at the polling stations and critical areas are identified in advance.
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