Pune News : 12 documents can be used as ID proofs for voting, says Election Commission 

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Pune: Voting for Kasba Peth and Chinchwad assembly constituencies is scheduled for February 26, 2023. The Election Commission has made it mandatory for voters to carry their photo identification card to the polling station on voting day. However, without a voter photo ID card, voters can present any one of the twelve proofs of identity determined by the Election Commission.

The twelve identity proofs that are considered valid by the Election Commission include an Aadhaar Card, MNREGA Job Card, Bank/Post Office Photo Passbook, Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the Ministry of Labor Scheme, Driving Licence, PAN Card, Smart Card issued by Registrar General of India (RGI) under National Population Register (NPR), Indian Passport, Pension Document with Photo, State/Central Government Public Enterprises Service Identity Card with Photo issued to employees by Public Limited Companies, Official Identity Card issued to MPs, MLAs and Union Government Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Additionally, voters with disabilities must carry their issued Unique Disability ID.

If the voter’s identity cannot be ascertained from the voter list, the Election Commission has instructed the officials to accept the voter’s photo ID card or any of the above 12 proofs of identity. For voters residing abroad, the original Indian passport will be the only accepted form of identification.

The District Collector, Dr. Rajesh Deshmukh, has urged all eligible voters to exercise their right to vote and follow the guidelines issued by the Election Commission. He also stressed the importance of carrying valid identity proof while voting. With the help of these guidelines and measures, the Election Commission aims to ensure a smooth and fair voting process in the upcoming assembly elections.

Mrunal Jadhav 

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