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Voter ID Card

  1. 1. Information about Voter ID Card.
  2. 2. Group ‘C’ • • • • • • NAMES Monali Ahire Prajakta Ahire Manjiri Kharat Monali Kolapkar Felsita Mekapogu Mrunalini Nadekar ROLL.NO 03 04 22 23 25 26
  3. 3. Information about voter id card. Points to be noted:  What is a voter id card?  Is a voter id card essential for voting?  What should I do if I lose my voter id card?  If I shift my address, do I need to register a new voter id card?  Security features to prevent electoral fraud.  Advantages  Disadvantages
  4. 4. Introduction to voter id card. In a representative government, voting commonly implies election a way for electorate to select the candidates for office. A vote is an individual act of voting by which he or she expresses support or preferences for certain motions of certain candidates, a selection of candidates. Voting process takes place generally at polling booths. Voting is one of the privileges of living in a democracy. It provides recognization of their opinion and choices. In India we have the right to vote after 18 years of completion. Hence, for voting a voter ID is very important…
  5. 5. 1.What is a voter ID card? Who is eligible to have a voter ID card? • Voter ID card or Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) is an identification card issued by the Election Commission to all eligible voters, to enable voter identification on election day. • All those who are already enrolled in the voter list are eligible to receive a voter ID card.
  6. 6. 2.Is a voter ID card essential for voting? • No. This is a very commonly held myth! Only 2 things are mandatory for voting • 1.Your name should be there in the list of registered voters i.e. in electoral roll or voter list. of your polling booth • 2.You should carry an approved identity proof document. • If you are issued with a voter ID card, you have to compulsorily carry it on the day of voting as an identity proof. If you do not possess a voter ID card, you can carry any one of the approved identity proof documents on election day.
  7. 7. 3.Do I need to register separately to get a voter ID card? • Yes, you need to register separately to get a voter ID card. You need to fill a different form ( Form 001) for this. You can do this either at the time of submitting your voter registration form ( Form 6) or after you have submitted your voter registration form and your name appears in the voter list
  8. 8. 4.What should I do if I lose my voter ID card • You must lodge an FIR with the police in the area you lost your voter ID card / EPIC and submit a copy of the FIR along with Form 002, to your Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) or Designated photography Location (DPL) asking for a replacement. You must also pay a fee of Rs. 25.
  9. 9. 5.My voter ID card has been lost / destroyed/ mutilated. What should I do to get a replacement? Which form should I fill? • You must apply for a duplicate voter ID card, through Form 002. You will have to submit this Form to your Electoral Registration Officer (ERO)
  10. 10. 6.If I shift my address, do I need to get a new voter ID card? • No, once issued, your voter ID card is valid FOREVER. • The voter ID card is useful only as a voter identification document at polling booths on election day. Therefore, it remains valid even if you have changed your address from one area to another within the same city, one city to another within the same state or even from one state to another.
  11. 11. 7.Details on my voter ID card are wrong / Details related to my voter ID card in the electoral roll are wrong. How do I get it corrected? • You should apply for rectification of these errors through Form 004. You will have to submit this at the office of your Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) or at the Designated Photography Location (DPL) when the process of Voter ID Card preparation is going on.
  12. 12. Security features to prevent electoral fraud. • a laminated covering to prevent anyone from changing information on the card • a fingerprint of the voter on the card as well as on the form used to produce the voters list • a photograph of the voter • the signature of the voter • background printing in colours others than black to deter fraud through simple photocopying • a voter identification number corresponding to the number on the voter registration form, as a means of controlling the stock of forms and associated cards • the residential address of the voter Voter identification cards have sometimes played a crucial role in increasing the integrity and consequently the legitimacy of the electoral process. In certain countries where cards have a large number of security features, they have become the effective form of citizen identification. Other countries already have other forms of citizen identification and there is no need for the election authority to duplicate efforts.
  13. 13. Advantages of voter ID card  It is a reliable form of identification.  It serves as acknowledgement that the voter is duly registered.  It may include several identifying features (e.g. photograph, signature, fingerprints) to provide greater assurance that the voter is who he or she claims to be.  It may be marked when the voter has obtained a ballot, preventing multiple voting.  It can be designed to be suitable for an electorate with a low literacy rate.  It can be an effective form of identification where many voters have no fixed address.  It facilitates voting in areas where a voter may not be known personally.  It can be issued together with voter education material.
  14. 14. Disadvantages of voter ID card  It may be very costly to produce and update. This is not always the case, but costs rise as security features are added and the card comes to be regarded as the primary piece of identification held by citizens.  The high costs must be borne by the government, the voter or both. If the cost is passed on to the voter, a lower proportion of eligible voters will obtain a card.  It can be lost or stolen.  A significant administrative structure must be in place to produce the cards.  It must be produced with appropriate technology. If there is no electricity at the registration and card-issuing sites, cards may be sealed with a cold laminate or may be unsealed.  Some voters will arrive at the polling station without their card. Procedures must be developed to deal with this situation.  It must be updated periodically. Cards wear out over time and the pictures on them become dated. Hence the need for a system to replace cards regularly.  The election authority must have a reliable system for delivering cards. Ideally the card should be produced when the voter registers, but this may not be practical or feasible.
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