Similar to other digital documents such as Aadhaar card, PAN and driving license, now the Election Commission (EC) is mulling to provide digital election photo identity card that can be accessed easily.
"EC has not taken a final decision in this regard yet. We keep getting suggestions and ideas from officers on fields, through working groups of (state) chief electoral officers and public. This is one such idea we are working on," an election commission official told a leading news channel, Zee Business.
"Voter ID can be on a mobile website, through email... The idea is to provide faster delivery and easy accessibility. The physical card takes time to print and time to reach the voter," the official said. The picture of the voter in digital mode will be clearer.
And before taking any final call, the EC will look at the safety aspect in preventing technology misuse. Now if the idea of making election card in digital mode gets through, one may not lose it.
Introduced in the year 1993, the Election Commission offers physical voter identity cards to eligible voters that suffices as proof of Identity and address.