Henceforth, you need not visit the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) office to procure your Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC). For, the 81 Bangalore-One centres are going to take over the task from the BBMP as a preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
To encourage more participation from the people and to reach out to the public, the Election Commission and the BBMP held talks and decided to assign the job to Bangalore One centres across the City. The plan is most likely to be implemented from next month.
“The Election Commission will be embarking on a large-scale campaign to increase the number of registered voters from next month. We had experimented previously with 20 Bangalore One centres that were roped in for the purpose of distributing and accepting applications for EPIC. And now, we are set to expand this facility alongside BBMP,” Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka, Anil Kumar Jha, told Deccan Herald.