How to Link Voter ID with Aadhaar Card

The Voter ID and Aadhaar card are amongst the most important documents for Indians. They act as identity proofs and also allow a citizen to exercise their voting rights. However, these trusted documents have been the subject of fraud and duplication in recent times.

To put an end to duplicate Voter IDs and Aadhaar cards, the Indian government has introduced a new mandate for linking Aadhaar cards with Voter IDs. This will help to track and deactivate all fraudulent cards and also help detect registration of the same voter in more than one region.

Is It Mandatory to Link my Aadhaar Card with a Voter Card?

Linking Aadhaar with Voter ID is not yet mandatory. 

However, to ensure a fraud-free electoral process, you can link Aadhaar with Voter ID. If you want to know how to link Voter ID with Aadhaar, please continue reading.

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How to Link Aadhaar with Voter ID

If you choose to link the two documents, there are several ways to do so. The ways are listed below-

Now, you can start the linking process. There are several ways through which you can easily link your Aadhaar with your Voter ID as mentioned below -

  1. Link Your Aadhaar-Voter ID Online Through NVSP

  2. Link Your Aadhaar Voter ID via SMS

  3. Link Your Aadhaar Voter ID through your Mobile

  4. Link Your Aadhaar-Voter ID Through Booth-level Officers

Link Your Aadhaar-Voter ID Online Through NVSP

You can link Aadhaar with Voter ID online on NVSP (National Voter Service Portal). Once you are on the portal, follow the steps given below:

Step-1: Login using your username, password, and entering the Captcha. If you are a new user, you can also register on the same page.

Step-2: Click on ‘Information of Aadhaar Number by Existing Electors’ → ‘Form 6B’. Choose the form in your preferred language (English/Hindi).

Step-3: In the form, most information will be pre-filled according to your Voter ID. Fill in the relevant information to link your Aadhaar card, like your phone number, email ID, Aadhaar number, place, date, and captcha. 

Step-4: Finally click on ‘Preview’. Check all information and click on ‘Submit’.

Step-5: Take note of the reference ID. You can use it to further track your linking status.

Link Your Aadhaar Voter ID via SMS

You can even link your Aadhaar number with your EPIC number through SMS. All you need to do is type an SMS in the format shown below and then send it to 51969 or 166.

ECILINKEPIC Number< SPACE>Aadhaar Number

For example, if your EPIC number AB123456789 and your Aadhaar Number is 0987654321, you will have to type ECILINK AB123456789 0987654321.

Once done, a notification will be sent to you to your phone number.

Link Your Aadhaar Voter ID through your Mobile

You can link your Aadhaar card and Voter ID using just your mobile phone. Here is how you can do it-

Step-1: Go to the Play Store, download, and install the Voter Helpline app.

Step-2: On opening the app, agree to the declaration, and choose your preferred language. The app is available in 12 Indian languages.

Step-3: To proceed further, go to the ‘Voter Registration’ → ‘Electoral Authentication Form (Form 6B)’.

Step-4: On the next page, click on ‘Let’s Start’, enter your mobile number, and click on ‘Send OTP’. Fill the OTP that you receive to verify your mobile number.

Step-5: A screen will open up with two options. Choose the option ‘Yes, I have Voter ID number’. 

Step-6: Then enter your Voter ID number, choose your state, and click on ‘Fetch Details’. You will see all your details on the screen, and you can just click on ‘Next’ to open the Form 6B.

Step-7: Once the form opens, scroll down and fill in your Aadhaar number, registered mobile number, Email ID, place, and click on ‘Done’.

Step-8: On the next page, cross check all the details furnished by you. If they are all correct, click on ‘Confirm’.

Step-9: Your application will be accepted and you will see a reference ID. You can use it to further track your linking status.

Link Your Aadhaar Voter ID Through Booth-level Officers

You can visit your respective BLO (Booth-Level-Officer) with your documents, and they will assist you with the linking process. You can fill the hard copy of the Form-6B to initiate the procedure.

The information you have provided will be reflected in the database after it is verified by the Booth Level Officer.

How to Check the Status of Your Aadhaar Voter ID Linking

You can easily find out the status of your Aadhaar - Voter ID linking on the NVSP website or the Voters Helpline App

You can follow the same steps to log in and use the reference ID to track the status of your application.

Link Your Aadhaar Voter ID via SMS

You can even link your Aadhaar number with your EPIC number through SMS. All you need to do is type an SMS in the format shown below and then send it to 51969 or 166.

ECILINKEPIC Number< SPACE>Aadhaar Number

For example, if your EPIC number AB123456789 and your Aadhaar Number is 0987654321, you will have to type ECILINK AB123456789 0987654321.

Once done, a notification will be sent to you to your phone number.

Link Your Aadhaar Voter ID through your Mobile

To link Aadhaar with Voter ID through your mobile phone, you can call the helpline number - 1950. This helpline number can be accessed on weekdays between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

To proceed with the seeding, you will have to provide your Aadhaar card and Voter ID details.

Link Your Aadhaar Voter ID Through Booth-level Officers

You can even link Aadhaar with Voter ID by submitting an application to your respective BLO (Booth Level Officer). The information you have provided will be reflected in the database after it is verified by the Booth Level Officer.

How to Check the Status of Your Aadhaar Voter ID Linking

You can easily find out the status of your Aadhaar - Voter ID seeding on the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) website. 

You just need to enter your Aadhaar card number on the website to know the status. You can even check your application’s status on the NVSP website.

Conclusion

This initiative is taken by the Election Commision of India to secure the Voter ID, and to make sure that the same person has registered once only in the Electoral Roll. But it is not mandatory to link your Voter ID with your Aadhaar number as of yet, although this step is recommended.

Aadhaar Voter ID Link FAQs

It is not mandatory to link your Aadhaar and Voter ID cards. There are other ways to secure your Voter ID and make sure it is not duplicated.

EPIC number or Electronic Photo Identity Card number is the voter ID number issued by the Election Commission of India.

Simply go to the NVSP portal, log in, and click on ‘Track Application Status’. You have to enter your reference ID to check if your Aadhaar and Voter ID are linked.

Simply go to the NVSP portal and fill out the form under the 'Seeding through NVSP Portal' section. Following that, you will be notified informing you of the status of your request.


By linking your Aadhar card with your voter ID, you can help weed out duplicate Aadhars and fraudulent voter IDs. This will prevent bogus voting, and identity theft, and make electoral voting more credible.

There is no deadline as of yet. You can start the linking process at your convenience. 

The process of linking your Aadhaar to your Voter ID is free of cost.

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