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CCP Candidates Object To Procedures

Candidates in the fray for the elections to the City Corporation of Panaji have objected to accepting photo identity cards issued by private employers as proof of identity of the voters on grounds that the same will be misused and abused for bogus voting.
Candidates who have objected to his particular document are Surendra Furtado contesting from Ward IX and Cunha Oscar contesting from ward XVI.

They have strongly demanded that this particular document be deleted from the list of documents that can be furnished as proof of identity of the voter not having the Election Photo Identity Card. Besides the Election Photo Identity Card, Permanent Account Number card, Identity Card issued by Central or State government department, Driving License, Passport, Identity Card issued by any recognized educational institute to its students and photo identity card by a private employer are permitted documents to prove the identity of the voter.

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