Delhi Elections 2020: Here’s how you can cast your vote without voter ID card using other identity proofs
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The assembly elections in Delhi is just two days away as on February 8 the voters of the national capital will cast their votes to choose their representatives. The results of the polls will be declared on February 11. Around 1.47 crore voters will decide the fate of the three major parties – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress – in the upcoming Delhi polls. The three parties have released their manifestos, with poll promises targeting the issues of Delhi, like electricity, water among others.
The Election Commission has decided to deploy over 90,000 officials for smooth conduct of the elections. The poll panel this time will also provide the postal ballot and pick-up and drop facility for absentee voters, which include PwD (person with disability) and senior citizens (above 80 years).
With the elections, the confusion also returns among the voters regarding the voter id cards, voter list, and polling booths. If you are one of those, who have lost their voter id cards, and are in worry about whether you can vote or not without a voter id, don’t worry, the Election Commission of India has made arrangements to count your vote without a voter id.
Every citizen of India who is above 18 years of age and is a domicile of the polling state have the right to vote. The first thing you will need is to get your name in the voter list or electoral roll. To get registered in the electoral roll, you have to fill and submit Form-6 to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of your assembly constituency, after which your name will be added to the list.
After you registered in the list, you can check whether your name is on the list or not by following the below-mentioned steps;
The voters from Delhi can log on to https://ceodelhi.gov.in/home.aspx to check their names in the voter list.
After login, select your district from the dropdown menu.
Select your Assembly Constituency based on the part of the city you reside in (or the address mentioned in the documents submitted during registration)
Select the exact area of the constituency where your residence (or your registered address falls)
Click on the PDF link delivered after the search and scan for your name from the list arranged in alphabetical order.
After you find your name on the list, half of your problem -- misplaced voter id card -- is solved. Below mentioned are the other id proofs you can carry to your polling booth to cast your vote, which will act as a voter id card.
Passbook with photograph issued by a bank or post office
Pension document for retired personnel
A service ID card issued by a state/central government or a PSU
MGNREGA job card
Health insurance smart card issued by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
For the ease of voters, the Election Commission also provides the option to check your polling booth, as many people do not know where they have to reach to cast their votes. To check you polling booth follow these steps;
Log on to electoralsearch.in
Fill out your details like name, age, father/ husband’s name/ gender and click submit.
You can also make a direct search if you have your voter ID card handy, by simply entering your voter ID number.
You can download the Voter Helpline App to find your polling booth.
Voters can call the voter helpline number 1950, prefixed by your area’s STD code.
You can also SMS <ECIPS> space <EPIC No> to 1950 for the details of your polling booth.
The EC has also introduced digital photo voter slips containing QR code. In order to avail the QR code facility, voters will have to download Voter Helpline app, which is available on Google Playstore as well as Apple app store. If the voter’s id is linked to their mobile number, he/she can easily download the QR code from the app. Digital voter slips can be shown at polling booth to speed up the identification process.
Posted By: Talib Khan