The Election Commission has launched a nationwide campaign that aims to link Voter ID with Aadhaar Card. Maharashtra and Tripura will begin the campaign beginning today, and other states will be able to begin the campaign in the near future. The initiative is voluntary and made to create a “clean and transparent” photo-based electoral roll and to prevent duplicate entries.
The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill that allows connecting Aadhaar to voter ID was approved by members of the Lok Sabha last year.
Here’s everything you should be aware of this Aadhaar-Voter ID linking drive:
What is the reason to connect Aadhaar card as well as Voter ID?
The linking of voter IDs with Aadhaar will verify the identity of the voter and stop the voter from registering his or her identity in multiple districts.
This will inform voters of the most current news of the Election Commission through mobile notifications.
Linking Aadhaar and Voter ID is a choice for voters and they are able to opt-out of linking their accounts.
The Chief Electoral Officer of Tripura Kiran Gitte said, “The process will be voluntary and we appeal to all the electors to cooperate with the BLOs when they visit their houses. Under no circumstance, Aadhaar number of voters will not be published on the electoral rolls or voters’ slips.”
How do I join the Aadhaar card to Voter ID?
EC has established multiple camps across the country to assist people in linking their voter IDs to Aadhaar cards. The users can also complete the process online, by filling out Form 6B, along with all the necessary documents.
This is a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
Step 1: Visit the official site for the National Voter’s Service Portal (NVSP) http://www.nvsp.in nvsp.in.
Step 2: After that, log on to the site and go on to”Search” and then click on the “Search in Electoral Roll” option on the home page.
Step 3: Complete your personal details and submit the Aadhaar number.
Step 4: A OTP will be delivered to your mobile number or via email.
Step 5: You can authenticate the OTP and you’re completed. The Voter ID card is connected to your Aadhaar card.