The Indian government has introduced a new mandate for linking Aadhar cards with voter IDs. This will not only help track and deactivate all fraudulent cards but also help detect voter registration in more than one region.
We have surmised all the ways you can link your Voter ID card to your Aadhaar card in this article. Take a look!
Linking Aadhaar with Voter ID is optional.
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.
In order to complete Aadhaar-Voter ID link, you will first need to have the following documents -
Your Voter ID card number
Registered mobile number/ Email ID
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 -
Link Your Aadhaar-Voter ID Online Through Voter’s Service Portal
Link Your Aadhaar Voter ID via SMS
Link Your Aadhaar Voter ID through your Mobile
Link Your Aadhaar-Voter ID Through Booth-level Officers
Link Your Aadhaar-Voter ID Through Voter Helpline App
You can link your Aadhaar with your Voter ID online using the Voter’s Service Portal. Follow the steps below once you are on the portal:
Step 1: To access the services of the VSP, you must be a registered user. If you are not registered, visit the VSP, and click on the ‘Sign Up’ option on the top right corner.
Step 2: You will be re-directed to the Sign-up page. There, enter your mobile number, the Captcha, and click on ‘Continue’.
Step 3: On the next page, enter your first name, last name, and password, and click on ‘request OTP’. Enter the OTP sent to your mobile number for verification.
Note: The number used for registration should be linked to the Voter ID
Step 4: After registration on the VSP, login to the Voters’ Service Portal and click on the ‘Forms’ option or scroll down to find Form ‘6B’. Enter your registered mobile number and password to log in to the form.
Step 5: Select your state and Assembly/Parliamentary Constituency, enter your personal details, OTP, and Aadhaar number, and click on the ‘Preview’ button.
Step 6: Check your details thoroughly and click on ‘Submit’. You will receive a reference number to track your application.
Individuals can also use their mobile phones to link their Aadhaar and Voter ID.
Call the helpline number at 1950 to link your Aadhaar with your Voter ID using your mobile device. Callers can reach this helpline on weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
You must enter your Aadhaar card information and voter ID information in order to continue with the seeding.
However, if you are unable to complete the Aadhaar-EPIC linking procedure online, here is how you can link Aadhaar to your Voter ID by SMS.
Step 1: Send an SMS using the formatting below to 51969 or 166 from your registered mobile number.
ECILINK<SPACE><EPIC No. of Voter ID Card No.>< SPACE><Aadhaar No>
For instance, you would need to enter ECILINK AB123456789 0987654321 if your EPIC number is AB123456789 and your Aadhaar number is 0987654321.
A notification will be sent to your phone once the process is complete.
Additionally, you can link your Aadhaar and EPIC cards by filing an application to the relevant Booth Level Officer (BLO).
The BLO will conduct a door-to-door survey to collect and record your details.
Following information collection, the data will be forwarded for processing.
Furthermore, e-Seva centers, special camps, and Voter Facilitation Centers also carry out this work. For information on when these special camps will be held in your area, contact the local voter's office.
The Election Commission of India launched the Voter Helpline App to provide information and services to voters using a single platform. To link your Aadhaar card with your Voter ID, follow the below steps.
Step 1: Download the app on your mobile device and log in to use the services. If you are a new user, you can register on the app using your mobile number and OTP.
Step 2: After logging in, select 'Voter Registration' on Home and click on Electoral Authentication Form (Form 6B).
Step 3: Enter your mobile number linked to your Aadhaar, and generate OTP.
Step 4: Fill in the received OTP and press 'Verify'.
Step 5: On the next screen, choose 'Yes I Have Voter ID' and continue with 'Next'.
Step 6: Enter your Voter ID number (EPIC) and other necessary details before clicking ‘Proceed’.
Step 7: Enter your registered mobile number, authentication location, and Aadhaar Card number, and click on 'Done'.
Step 8: Preview your details before pressing 'Confirm' to submit Form 6B. After successful submission, you will receive a reference number to track your application.
There are several benefits to linking your Voter ID with your Aadhaar card:
Improved accuracy: Linking your Voter ID with your Aadhaar card helps to accurately verify your identity and ensure that you are registered to vote in the correct electoral constituency.
Convenience: Linking your Voter ID with your Aadhaar card makes it easier to update your voter registration details, as you can do it online using the National Voter's Service Portal (NVSP).
Security: Linking your Voter ID with your Aadhaar card helps to prevent fraud and identity theft, as the Aadhaar card has biometric authentication features such as fingerprints and iris scans.
Ease of use: Linking your Voter ID with your Aadhaar card makes it easier to access government services and benefits, as the Aadhaar card is widely accepted as proof of identity and residence.
It is important to note that linking your Voter ID with your Aadhaar card is voluntary and not mandatory. However, if you choose to link the two documents, you will need to provide your Voter ID number and your Aadhaar number. The process of linking the two documents can be done online through the NVSP or at your local electoral office.
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. Although it is recommended by the government, at this point, the linking of Aadhar-Voter ID is fairly optional.
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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