After Adhar, Pan, and Driving License, your Voter card is soon going to be digitalized. Election commission of India is all set to distribute the e-voter cards to everyone. National Voters Day will mark this beginning with the theme ” Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed.”
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is launching a program to fulfill this agenda. He has launched an EPIC program and will distribute first e-cards to fresh voters today.
Read further to know What is e-EPIC, How to get it, Eligibility and more.
EPIC- Electors Photo Identity Cards
Five states West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, and Puducherry are soon to going to have elections. And this year the elections will go digitalized where the voters will have access to the digital photo identity cards called as EPIC.
New voters are going to get their non-editable EPIC ( e-photo identity card) from #NationalVotersDay i.e today. It comes with safety features like QR code and can be stored in digi locker. Voters can even take print of the same and can access e-cards via PC or mobile phones.
Those who have applied for the voter card during the month of November and December 2020 are eligible. They can access the cards with the help of a valid EPIC number given during the process of registration. However, mobile number authentication is mandatory to download the cards.
Is It Only For New Voters?
No, rest of the voters can also download the same from next month. If your mobile number is linked with the voter identity card then you are eligible for download.
In case, you lost the EPIC registration number don’t worry. Go to the official web portal of ECI and search your names. Get the unique number and download the card. You can even use reference number that is a 6-digit number for the same.
The new digitalization process is to resolve the issue of delay getting voter cards. It would also solve the issue of losing cards and make the polling process more secure and seamless.
Apart from the launch of EPIC, #NationalVotersDay2021 celebration will also include the launch of web radio facility by ECI. The aim is to educate more and more people about the electoral process throughout the country.
Programs will be streaming in different regional languages to make the information accessible. This will surely encourage more and more voters to actively participate in polling process.