Digital Voter-ID Cards To Be Launched By ECI On 25 January

by Shatakshi Gupta

The Election Commission of India is all set to launch Electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card(e-EPIC) on 25th January which is celebrated as the National Voter’s Day. The e-EPIC will be in the form of a PDF of the Electoral Photo Identity Card. This identity card cannot be edited. It will come along with a secure QR code picture as well as with a serial number, part number and so on.

 As per the reports of the news agency ANI, it would be available for download on mobile or computer and could be stored safely in a digital format.  This will be in addition to the physical ID.  According to an ECI official, the e-EPIC will be launched in two phases. The first phase will be running from 25th January to 31st January.

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 During this period all the new voters would be able to download their e-EPIC, who all have already placed their applications for the voter identity card and have also registered their mobile numbers in Form-6. The mobile number should not be already registered in the Election Commission’s voter list. 

The second phase of this digitisation drive will begin from February 1. In this, all the voters who have registered their mobile numbers will be able to download their e-EPIC.

Source: ANI News

This wonderful step has been taken by the Election Commission of India, towards making India digital, paperless as well as more transparent. And the beginning of this progressive drive will be done on the National Voter’s Day. This voter id card can be downloaded on your mobile phones. This is also the time when most Identity Cards are turning digital, in order to make it more accessible and seamless for all of us. It is also believed that this step would be a great relief to the general voters. It can be used anytime and anywhere when needed.