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Chandigarh MC elections: Voters’ identification to be done through Aadhaar cards

For those who do not have an Aadhaar card, they could bring in their ration cards or voter ID cards.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 24, 2016 4:32:40 am

Voters can get verification of their identification done only by getting their Aadhaar cards. On a pilot basis, this would be introduced in a few booths. For those who do not have an Aadhaar card, they could bring in their ration cards or voter ID cards. “On a pilot basis, we would introduce this technology that a voter may just get his Aadhaar card and the number would already be fed in the system. By just giving his or her fingerprint, one’s identification would be verified through this,” said the State Election Commissioner.

The exact way would be chalked out with the officials as to where and in which booths this may be introduced.

Also, it was decided that the general public would be asked to get their names registered as electors before the last date for filing of nominations by the contesting candidates.

The meeting was attended by Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi who is also Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Special Secretary (Personnel) S B Deepak Kumar, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Kriti Garg, Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Director Transport Amit Talwar, Joint Municipal Commissioner Virender Chaudhary and Director School Education Rubinderjit Singh Brar.

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