Nagaland ULB polls: SEC notifies on identification of electors

Kohima, June 15 (MExN): The State Election Commission (SEC) today issued guidelines for identification of electors in the upcoming urban local bodies (ULBs) election slated on June 26 across Nagaland. 

To exercise their franchise, electors can bring either bring Indian Passport; Driving License; Aadhaar Card; Service Identity Card issued to its employee by the State/Central Government, Public Sector Undertaking, Public Limited Companies; Bank/Post Office Pass Book with photograph; Pan Card; Pension Document with photograph; Indigenous Inhabitant Certificate issued by the Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner.

The Commission also clarified that any document, as enumerated above, which are available only for head of family, shall be allowed for the purpose of identification of other members of the family. 

Similarly, any document in the name of any other member of the family could also be used for identification of other members, provided the other members can be identified on the basis of such documents, it added.

Minor discrepancies in the entries relating to elector's name, father's/mother's/husband's name, sex, age or address in the electoral roll will be ignored and the elector allowed to cast his/her vote so long as the identity of the elector can be established according to the particulars of electors appearing in the electoral roll and to the satisfaction of the Presiding Officer or Polling Officer, it added. 

Further, the SEC stated that no elector will be allowed to exercise his/her franchise unless he/she produces any of the above documents prescribed.

Identity documents needed for voting 

1.     Indian Passport;

2.      Driving License;

3.       Aadhaar Card;

4.         Service Identity Card issued to its employee by the State/Central Government, Public Sector Undertaking, Public Limited Companies;

5.      Bank/Post Office Pass Book with photograph;

6.       Pan Card;

7.      Pension Document with photograph;

8.        Indigenous Inhabitant Certificate issued by the Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner.