By SK.Vyas :
Jalandhar, May 15,2019 : In order to make the voters and staff aware of the 12 alternative documents that could be used on the Election Day by the voters to cast their vote, the Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today launched tri-lingual posters to be displayed at all the 1863 booths in the district.
Releasing the posters here at the District Administrative Complex, the Deputy Commissioner said that keeping in view the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has allowed use of alternative identity card for the voters to cast their votes. He said that apart from elector’s photo identity card (EPIC, also called voter ID card), the voters could exercise their franchise using alternative documents including Aadhaar card, passport, driving licence, service ID cards (with photograph) issued by central or state governments or public sector undertakings. Mr. Sharma said that the election commission has also allowed bank or post office passbooks with photographs, PAN card, MGNREGA job card, health insurance smart card, pension documents, official identity card issued to MP, MLAs and MLCs besides the Smart Card Issued to beneficiaries Under the scheme of Ministry of labour.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the voters must bring their authenticated voter slip along with any of these Identity cards to exercise their franchise. He said that in order to ensure that polling staff ensures that people with these cards could exercise the vote these posters in English, Punjabi and Hindi language would be distributed to the poll staff to paste them at the booths. Sharma said that it would also ensure that the voters do not face any sort of problem in exercising their franchise freely. He also asked the voters to cast their vote enthusiastically without any sort of fear.