The Election Commission of India is going to launch the e-EPIC (Electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card) programme on Monday (January 25), the National Voter’s Day.
e-EPIC is a non-editable secure portable document format (PDF) version of the EPIC with a secured QR code with image and demographics like serial number, part number, etc.
You can download it on a mobile or a computer and can be digitally stored. This is in addition to physical IDs being issued for fresh registration.
The e-EPIC would be launched in two phases. In the first phase from Jan 25 to 31, all new voters who have applied for the voter-ID card and registered their mobile numbers in Form-6 will be able to download the e-EPIC by authenticating mobile number. But your mobile numbers should be unique and not be previously registered in the ECI’s electoral rolls.
ECI official said “The second phase will start from Feb 1. It will be open for the general voters. All those who have given their registered mobile numbers they can also download their e-EPIC”.
“The delays, losing cards and not been able to get voter-ID cards is an issue that won’t be there. Moreover, most of the ID cards are moving on the digital platform”, they added.
You can download e-EPIC through the links mentioned below, however, the voter-ID card would also be sent to you: Voter Helpline Mobile app (Android/iOS)
The digitalization of voter-ID card will have a special significance in the upcoming polls in five states, namely, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu , Puducherry and West Bengal.