Get your lost voter ID cards by sending SMS
Chennai: People who have lost their voter ID cards during recent floods, Elections Department has announced an SMS-based system to apply for duplicates.
Those in flood-hit districts like Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Cuddalore can make use of it. The applications can also be submitted at the ongoing special camps at Taluk headquarters in the districts.
The department has introduced a mobile number (94441 23456) to avail the service. If the voter is unaware of the ID number, they can type and send the message to the number. If his/her mobile number is already registered with the Election Commission, an immediate response will be received.
If the data is correct, then will have to be typed and sent. If the data is wrong, they can reply with or can reach the toll-free helpline 1950 for submission of details. Those who know the ID number can type and send the message to the mobile number.