Voters without election cards can vote in U`khand

Voters without election photo ID cards in Uttarakhand can cast their votes in the January 30 assembly polls by using other documents.

Updated: Jan 19, 2012, 16:19 PM IST

Dehra Dun: Voters without election photo ID
cards in Uttarakhand can cast their votes in the January 30
assembly polls by using other documents like driving license
and PAN card.

The State Election Commission has allowed the use of 14
alternative documents, including passport, photo identity
cards issued by the state government, central government,
public sector enterprises, local bodies or public limited
companies to their employees, passbooks of banks or post
office having photographs of account holders and caste
certificates, for casting of votes, Chief Electoral Officer
Radha Raturi said.

Non-resident Indians will have to produce their original
passports besides 14 alternative documents for casting their
votes, she added.

Chief Election Commissioner Y S Qureshi during his last
visit early this month had said that only photo ID card would
be used on the polling day.

PTI