The Indian voter ID card is issued by the Election Commission of India. Its main purpose is as identity proof while casting votes. It also serves as general identity proof, address proof, and age proof for casting votes as well as for other purposes such as buying a mobile phone SIM or applying for a passport. It is also known as Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC).
This card is a black & white or color laminated plain paper. Its size is almost that of the bank card. It is a plastic card not a smart card. It contains the face photo, date of birth, and address of the card holder. It also contains the serial number, a hologram sticker and stamped signature of the issuing authority.