Rules for Polling Booths in India
India elections polling booth rules and regulations on what you can carry and what you can't.
What you can carry inside Polling Booth:
Identity cards that can be produced at voting time:
- Voter ID Card
- Driving Licence
- PAN Card
- Identity cards issued by state/central Govt, PSUs, local bodies or public limited companies with photographs.
- Passbooks issued by public sector banks/post office and kisan passbooks with photo (only for accounts opened up to 29th Feb 2009)
- SC/ST/OBC certificate with photo
- Pension documents
- Freedom fighter identity card
- Arms licence ( issued up to 29th Feb 2009)
- Physical handicap certificate
- Job cards issued by NREGA with photo
- Health insurance schemes Smart Cards with phoro
- Ration Card
What you can't carry:
- Any firearms or any kind of weapons can't be carried inside a polling booth.
- Mobile phones
- Mediapersons are not allowed to click pictures or shoot videos inside a polling booth.
Inside the polling booth:
- The first polling officer will check your identity
- The second officer will put ink mark on your finger, and
- The third officer will allow you into the ballot casting area
The 2009 Elections Map of India:
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