West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: Don't have a Voter ID card? You can still vote if you have these documents
Don't have your Electors Photo Identity Card or EPIC or Voter's ID? Here's a list of documents that a voter can used a photo identity proof to cast their vote
To cast your vote in the 2021 Assembly elections, carrying your voter identification card is mandatory
The best document that can be carried is Electors Photo Identity Card
Polling for the remaining seats in the eight and final phase will be held on 29 April
Elections to 35 seats in the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 will be held today (Thursday, 29 April).
The state, where polling is being held in eight phases, has already undergone seven phases of polling on 27 March, 1 April, 6 April, 10 April, 17 April, 22 April, and 2.6 April.
Earlier this month, polling for Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Assembly elections were held in a single phase on 6 April along with the third and final phase of Assam Assembly Election 2021. Assam had voted for seats under phase 1 and phase 2 on 27 March and 1 April.
Votes will be counted on 2 May.
Every voter is required to carry a voter slip (it can be downloaded online from nvsp.in) along with their voter identification card (also known as Electors Photo Identity Card or EPIC or Voter's ID) that is issued by the Election Commission of India (EC).
But what if you don't have your Voter's ID card? Are there any documents that can act as a substitute?
Here's a list of documents that voters can use instead of a Voter ID card as a photo identity proof to cast vote:
2. Driving licence
3. Service identity card of the state government or the central government
4. PAN card
5. Aadhar card
6. Passbook issued by bank or post office
7. MGNREGA job card
8. Health insurance card issued by the Ministry of Labour
9. Pension document with a photograph
10. Authenticated photo voter slip issued by the Election Commission
11. Public limited companies
12. Passbooks issued by banks or post office
13. Pension document with photograph and official identity cards issued to MPs, MLAs and MLCs.
He, however, thanked the opposition leaders for proposing his name as their candidate for the polls next month
The Lok Sabha MP said that even if BJP secures 40 per cent of the votes, the remaining 60 per cent will go to the opposition's kitty.
The development comes just days after the House passed The West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2022, to appoint the chief minister, in place of the governor, as the chancellor of all state-run universities