The Election Commission of India (EC) has introduced new ID cards with coloured and more authentic-looking Elector Photo Identity Cards, popularly known as EPIC.

The new-look EPIC will not only have the latest colour photograph of the voter, but will also have a host of new features, which United News of India reports, will lend a unique touch to it.

It will also have many safety features.

The news agency reports the EC has decided to revamp the voter identity cards across the country to bring in uniformity.

“The EPIC would be made using plastic material, and will be multi-layered. It will also have the hologram of the EC embossed and will also be having a distinct bar code for each Elector Photo Identity Card,” the EC said.

The EC plans to further link the bar-coded voter ID card with the list having the relevant details of the voters, ranging from their names, addresses, date of birth among others.

These details of the voters could then be retrieved for future purpose using bar code readers, commonly used in shopping malls to list the price of items at the billing counter.

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