The Election Commission of India has directed that all electors who have been issued Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) will produce it for their identification at the polling station before casting their votes.
Those electors who are not able to produce the EPIC can produce any of the alternative photo identity documents for establishing their identity which include passport; driving license; service identity cards with photograph issued to employees by central/ state government/ PSUs/ public limited companies; passbooks with photograph issued by bank/ post office; PAN card; smart card issued by registrar general of India (RGI) under National Population Register (NPR); MGNREGA job card; health insurance smart card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour; pension document with photograph; official identity cards issued to MPs/ MLAs/ MLCs and aadhaar card.
In the case of EPIC, clerical error, spelling mistakes should be ignored provided the identity of the electoral can be established by the EPIC.
If it is not possible to establish the identity of the elector on account of mismatch of photograph, the elector shall have to produce one of the above alternative photo documents.
Overseas electors who are registered in the electoral roll under Section 20A of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 based on the particulars in their passport, will be identified on the basis of their original passport only (and no other identity document) in the polling station.