Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha election 2019 begins today. It is covering eleven states including Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur and Tripura.
Everyone is waiting to cast their vote and know who is going to be the next Prime Minister of India. Though, there are still many votes in our country that goes to waste as some of the Indians are living abroad, while some don’t even have voter ID’s that they can use to cast their votes.
We can’t do anything about the votes of Indians who are out of the country. But for the people who don’t have voter ID’s, they can still cast their vote.
Here is how you can do that
For Indian citizens, it is mandatory to have a voters ID card (also known as EPIC) in order to cast their vote. Apart from this, they should also have their name mentioned in the voter list (electoral rolls).
These electoral rolls are published on the official website of Election Commission of India. Anyone can go there to check if their names are mentioned in the voting list or not.
Even if your name is the electoral list, you’ll be required to carry your voter’s ID to the voting center in order to cast your vote. However, in case you have misplaced or lost your voter Id casting a vote seems to be a problem.
But don’t worry, you can cast your vote without the voter Id with the help of documents such as Passport, Aadhaar, Driving Licence and PAN.
Other than these documents you can also use:
- A passbook with your photograph issued by a recognized bank or government post office
- In case of retired citizens, they can use their pension document that has their valid photo on it
- Service ID card issued by the central/state government
- Health insurance smart card issued by the Ministry of Labour and Employment
- Photo voter slip issued by election machinery
What else you need?
Other than these documents you’ll also be required to apply for a fresh voter ID in order to cast your vote. Don’t worry if you don’t have a voter ID. Lok Sabha Election 2019 has already reached its second phase.