Suryakant Jena

The Election Commission of India has launched a nationwide drive to link voter identity (ID) cards with Aadhaar numbers from Monday.

The nation's top poll body has asked chief electoral officers of all states to undertake the initiative to ensure “clean and transparent” electoral rolls and remove all duplications.

While some states like Maharashtra have already started the drive, many others are yet to activate the linking process.

Even though the government has clarified that the sharing of Aadhaar details will be voluntary, voters will have to give sufficient reason for not linking the unique identification number to their voter ID cards.

Notably, in June earlier this year, the government amended the Registration of Electors Rules to allow linking Aadhaar details with voters' list.

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, permitting the linking of Aadhaar with Voter IDs, was passed by the Lok Sabha through a voice vote in December 2021.

Meanwhile, the Registration of Electors (Amendment) Rules, 2022 has come into force on August 1.

Accordingly, a new form "6B" has been introduced to allow voters to share their Aadhaar numbers.

Important details:-

Those who don't have Aadhaar card can link their other documents like MGNREGA job card, health insurance smart card, DL, PAN, Passport, Pension card, Bank/post office passbook etc.

How to link Voter ID with Aadhaar online:-

  1. Visit https://www.nvsp.in/
  2. Log in or register your name
  3. Click on Information of Aadhaar Number by existing Electors
  4. Click on FORM 6 B –
  5. Fill details and submit

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