The stage is all set for Delhi assembly elections which will be held on February 8. Marked by the BJP aggressively raising the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh as a poll issue, the AAP hardselling development and the Congress conspicuous by its near absence, the bitter, often divisive and vitriolic campaign for the Delhi elections ended on Thursday.
In their final electioneering push, the three key parties made last ditch efforts to seek votes and slugged it out over issues ranging from the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, appeasement politics and unemployment.
There are 672 candidates in fray for 70 Assembly seats. Over 1.47 crore total voters in various categories include males (81,05,236), females (66,80,277), service voters (11,608), third gender voters (869), and senior citizens (aged 80 and above) voters (2,04,830), according to Delhi CEO Office.
But as the voting day nears people are confused what if they have lost their voter id, not to worry here's the solution. The citizens of Delhi, who don’t have a voter ID card or have lost it, can also participate in the electoral process. According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), it is mandatory for a citizen to be registered as a voter in the government database, in order to vote.
To get registered as a voter, you have to submit a filled in Form-6 to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of your assembly constituency after which your name will be included in the electoral roll as a voter. One can submit Form-6 both online and offline.
After your name in on the voters list, the following identity documents can act as photo ID proofs to cast the vote. Following 11 specified photo identity documents is required for casting your vote, in case you do not have your voter ID card:
Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies,
Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office,
Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR,
MNREGA Job Card,
Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour,
Pension document with photograph,
Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs, and