New Delhi: Election Commission will announce poll dates for five states today. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry are due for assembly elections in April-May this year.
Also, this will be the first elections after the rollout of Digital Voter ID cards. So, people exercising their franchise will be able to cast their vote by showing their e-electoral photo identity card.
The e-electoral photo identity card is a non-editable digital version of the voter identity card, and it can be saved in facilities like Digi lockers and printed in PDF format. It eliminates the requirement to go to BLOs to get voter IDs.
The physical card takes some time to print and reach the voter, and the idea is to provide faster delivery and easy accessibility to the document, the officer said.