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ULB polls: SEC notifies guidelines for identification of electors

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, JUNE 15: For the purpose of identification of electors during the coming Municipal and Town Council Election, 2024, the State Election Commission in pursuance of sub-rule (4) of Rule 54 of the Nagaland Municipal Election Rules, 2023 has notified guidelines to be adopted for identification of the electors by the Presiding Officer.
According to a notification, for the purpose of identification, the electors should bring anyone of the following documents for exercising their franchise: Indian Passport; Driving License; Aadhar Card; Service Identity Card issued to its employee by the State/Central Government, Public Sector Undertaking, Public Limited Companies; Bank/Post Office Pass Book with photograph; Pan Card; Pension Document with photograph; and Indigenous Inhabitant Certificate issued by the Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner.
The State Election Commission clarified that any documents, as enumerated above, which are available only for head of family, would be allowed for the purpose of identification of other members of the family. Similarly, any documents in the name of any other member of the family could also be used for identification of other members, provided the other members can be identified on the basis of such document.
Minor discrepancies in the entries relating to elector’s name, father’s/mother’s/husband’s name, sex, age or address in the electoral roll would be ignored and the elector would be allowed to cast his/her vote so long as the identity of the elector can be established according to the particulars of electors appearing in the electoral roll and to the satisfaction of the Presiding Officer or Polling Officer.
No elector would be allowed to exercise his/her franchise unless he/she produces any of the above documents prescribed by the State Election Commission, the notification stated.
(Page News Service)