15/04/2019 1:54 PM IST | Updated 06/05/2019 9:09 AM IST

Elections 2019: Can You Vote Without A Voter ID?

First, you need to check if your name is on the electoral roll.

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As the polling date for your constituency nears, are you fretting because you don’t have your voter ID? Maybe it’s because you’ve registered as a first-time voter or to change your constituency and are still waiting for your voter ID to reach you. Or maybe you’ve just misplaced your ID.

Whatever the reason, worry not, you can still vote in this election if your name is on the electoral roll. You also need to carry with you to the voting booth one of 11 alternate IDs specified by the Election Commission.

For voting in the Lok Sabha election, the Election Commission has said that photo voter slip shall not be accepted as a stand-alone identification document. 

“This slip will not be accepted for the purpose of identification in polling stations. You are required to carry EPIC (election photo identity card) or one of the 11 alternate documents specified by the commission for voting,” an order issued by the commission said.

Before going to vote, first you must check if your name is on the voter list. Here’s how.

You can take any one of these documents with you to the polling booth if you don’t have a voter id and your name is in the electoral roll:

1. Passport

2. Driving licence

3. Service ID card with Photo (Issued by Central Government/State Government/PSU)

4. Bank or post office passbook with photo

5.  PAN Card

6. Smart Card by RGI under NPR

7. MNREGA Job card

8. Health Insurance Card by Ministry of Labour

9. Pension document with photo

10. ID card issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs

11.  Aadhaar Card