Election Commission has permitted the use of 11 different types of alternative identity card/documents during the Dantewada by-poll scheduled on September 23 from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm.
According to an letter issued by Office of Chief Electoral Officer, Chhattisgarh, in case the elector do not hold the electoral photo-identity card (EPIC), on the polling day he or she can use 11 other identity revealing documents. The photograph or voter slip will not be permitted as authentic document for identity.
These documents include passport, driving license, photo-based identity cards issued by state/central government, public sector units, public limited companies to its employees, passbook with photographs issued by bank/post office, PAN card, Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India (RGI) and NPR issued smart card, MGNREGA job card, health insurance card issued by labour department under its scheme, pension documents, MPs, MLAs-Council members issued government identity card and aadhar card.
The counting of votes will be done on September 27.