Correspondent

HAILAKANDI, Feb 2: The district election authorities have asked the newly-enrolled voters to avail the digital voter cards – e-EPIC facility – launched by the Election Commission of India on the National Voters’ Day.

As large number of new voters have not been able to download the e-EPIC, the Commission has decided to extend the date till the end of this month. “Following suggestions that Phase 1 of e-EPIC programme meant for new voters who enrolled during Special Summary Revision 2021 be extended by a few more days, the Election Commission of India has decided to continue the programme till the end of February 2021,” said Election Officer, Parikshit Phukan.

The dates for e-EPIC download for other general voters who have already enrolled prior to Special Summary Revision 2021 and whose unique mobile numbers have been authenticated would be announced separately.

Phukan urged the newly-enrolled voters to bring to the notice of the District Election Officer and Electoral Registration Officers in case of any difficulty they encounter during the download process. It may be mentioned that more than three lakh newly-enrolled voters have already downloaded the e-EPIC since January 25.