On the Occasion of National Voters Day on Monday, Voter identity card is all set to change, as per Election Commission of India (ECI). Election Commission of India is celebrating 11th National Voters Day on January 25, 2021.
On the Occasion of National Voters Day on Monday, Voter identity card is all set to change, as per Election Commission of India (ECI). Election Commission of India is celebrating 11th National Voters Day on January 25, 2021. On Monday, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology will launch the e-EPIC ((Electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card)) programme and distribute e-EPICs and Elector Photo Identity Cards to five new voters, said ECI in a statement on its website.
According to reports, the digital EPIC service will become available to voters across the country before assembly elections in five states– Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal.
Meanwhile, the election commission will launch the e-EPIC initiative in two phases. In the first phase (January 25-31), new voters who have applied for the voter-ID card and registered their mobile numbers in Form-6 will be able to download the e-EPIC by simply authenticating their mobile number.
It is to be noted that the mobile numbers should be unique and not be previously registered in the ECI’s electoral rolls.
In the second phase that will begin from February 1, general voters can apply for e-EPIC. “All those who have given their mobile numbers (linked one) they can also download their e-EPIC,” a poll panel officer said.
What is e-EPIC?
e-EPIC is a non-editable secure portable document format (PDF) version of the EPIC and will have a secured QR code with image and demographics like serial number, part number, etc. E-EPIC can be downloaded on a mobile or a computer and can be digitally stored.
This is in addition to physical IDs being issued for fresh registration.
e-EPIC: How to download?
e-EPIC, a digital version of the Elector Photo Identity Card, can be accessed through the Voter Helpline App and websites https://voterportal.eci.gov.in/ and https://www.nvsp.in/.