On National Voters’ Day, the Election Commission will roll out the e-EPIC, a non-editable and secure PDF version of the electoral photo identity card that can be downloaded on the mobile phone or in a self-printable form on the computer.
The e-EPIC facility—to be launched by law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad—will eliminate the wait for delivery of the physical EPIC after it is approved. Now, immediately upon approval, EPIC will be downloadable. Electors can print the card, self-laminate it or store it digitally, as per their convenience. The e-EPIC shall be in addition to the plastic voter EPIC card being issued upon fresh registration.
The e-EPIC can be uploaded by the voter on digilocker and stored securely with other documents. All new electors registered during special summary revision 2021—those who applied during November-December 2020—and whose mobile number provided while applying is unique, will get an SMS and may download e-EPIC between January 25 and 31, 2021.
All other general electors will be able to download their e-EPIC, beginning February 1, in case they have a unique mobile number in the e-roll. Alternatively, they will have to undergo the KYC process before downloading the e-EPIC.