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How to vote if you don’t have a Voter ID card

The Lok Sabha elections 2019 are around the corner and voters who don’t have a Voter’s ID card can still cast their votes. Voters will have to submit alternative documents issued by the union government, state government, public limited companies, passbooks
issued by banks or post office etc. There are 10 documents which a voter can show as an alternative to a Voter’s ID. Out of all these documents, the voter needs to show any one of them to identify themselves as a voter:

Aadhaar Card

It is a unique identification card of a citizen that has biometric and demographic data of an individual. It has a 12 digit unique number and photo ID – the data for which was collected by UIDAI which is a government body.


The Indian passport is also an identity proof of an Indian citizen issued by the President of India for the purpose of international travel. Passport can be used as an alternate document for voting if an individual has their name on the voters list.

Driving licence

A driving licence serves the purpose of an identity card as it has a photo ID with it and they are administrated by the Regional Transport Authorities. Hence, the driving licence is an official document and can be used as an alternative for voting ID.

Service Identity Card

Any government serviceman during vote polling can show their service card which has been issued by any of the central/state government.


Any passbook issued by a government bank or the post office with a photograph can be used as an alternative for Voters ID.

Pension document

Any citizen receiving a pension from the government and has a photograph attached to the pension document can be used.

PAN card

The Permanent Account Number is a unique ten-digit alphanumeric number issued under the Indian Income Tax Department. The PAN is a document which is needed for financial works like an opening bank account, receiving taxable salary etc. The PAN card includes a photo ID of the individual and can be used to vote on the day of polling.

Smart card issued by NPR

Any smart cards which have been issued by the National Population Registration (NPR) can be used to vote.

MNREGA job card

The people employed under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act has a card with a photo ID. It can be used as an alternative to Voters ID if the person has their name in the voter’s list.

Health Insurance smart card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour 

RSBY( Rashtriya Swasthiya Bima Yojana) has been launched by Ministry of Labour and Employment. The RSBY scheme, however, differs from these schemes in several important ways every beneficiary family is issued a biometric-enabled smart card. It can be used as an alternative to Voters ID on the day of polling.


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  1. It is so difficult to make a voter id app is not working at all.instead of booth voting .online voting also should be introduced for people who do not have a voter id

  2. It is so difficult to make a voter id card.Online voter registration number is OFO254040762


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