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ECI issues directions for submission of extra stamp size photo by LS candidates for ballot paper

ANI | Updated: Mar 20, 2019 23:21 IST

Chandigarh [India], Mar 20 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday issued instructions to candidates contesting the ensuing Lok Sabha polls to submit one extra recent stamp size photograph, in addition to one submitted by them along with the nomination form, for printing on the ballot paper.
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Punjab, S. Karuna Raju said that earlier candidates were required to submit one stamp size photo to be printed on the ballot paper. However, the nomination form was amended and a box was provided in the nomination form itself where candidates were asked to affix their photo.
The ECI had considered the matter in the light of the subsequent amendments in the nomination form, the CEO said.
He added that it had been decided that henceforth, the candidates shall be asked to submit an additional photograph along with the photograph affixed on the nomination paper.

The two photographs should be identical and as per the specifications given in the ECI's direction.
Furthermore, it is also directed that if a candidate does not submit an additional copy of the photograph for printing on the ballot paper, the picture already affixed on the nomination paper shall be used for printing on the ballot paper. (ANI)