Tamil Nadu Rural Local Body Election 2019: How to Vote Without Voter ID?Vignesh Subbaian (Author) Published Date : Dec 19, 2019 15:05 IST
How can you vote without voter ID in local body polls? After nearly eight and a half years, the Tamil Nadu people are going to vote again in the local body elections. And that too only in rural bodies of 27 districts. The remaining nine districts, which were part of bifurcation, will be held at a later date. Many reasons were cited for not conducting the local body elections for the past three and a half years. But recently, the government took rapid initiatives for holding it in two phases on the 27 and 30 December.
Tamil Nadu people are eagerly waiting to vote for the local body polls. But if they do not have a voter ID but find their name in the voter list, they can vote to elect their local representatives with the following documents prescribed by the State Election Commission.
- Aadhar Card
- Driving license
- Government staff can show their ID's issued by the government
- Bank and postal passbooks with voter's photo
- Pan Card
- Smart Card
- Ration Card
- NREGA or National Rural Employment Government Act cards
- Central & State governments' insurance cards with photos
- Pension documents with photos
But even to file nominations for panchayat president, a person has used morphed voter ID in Pudukottai. His nomination is rejected now. Near Alangudi in Pudukottai, there is a panchayat by name Pudukottai Viduthi. Ten people filed their nominations for its president post. One Arasu filed his nomination for it with a morphed voter ID. Since he did not have a voter ID, he morphed one Yuvaraj's voter ID with his photo and filed the nomination. Finding out it is fake by complaints, and the Tiruvarangam election officer rejected his nomination.