Voter ID card will be link with Aadhar Card from March 1st - RNews1 Network

Voter ID card will be link with Aadhar Card from March 1st

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Hyderabad : The Chief Election Commission (CEC) would launch a drive from March 1 to link Aadhaar number with electoral rolls in a bid to weed out multiple voter cards and bogus voters and put in place an authentic database. According to the available data with the ECI, there are 84 crore voters in India.

CEC HS Brahma said , the regulatory has no role in implementation of poll promises made by the political parties during election campaigns. ‘Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Drive’ (ERPAD) across all the 676 districts is proposed to be completed by August 15 this year.'

Addressing the press on the sidelines of a Workshop on Aadhar linkage with electoral rolls,' at the MCR Human Resources Development Institute, Brahma said that the commission is happy being the father of the voter at present.

"We gave EPIC cards to 84 crore voters in the country so far and over 74 crore Indians now have Aaadhar cards. Which means there is a gap of 10 crore. We want to rectify it within six months, this will make our electoral rolls 100% pucca," Brahma said.

However, he said this doesn’t mean that voters will not be allowed to cast vote without Aadhaar. "The list of ID cards that one must carry to the polling booth remains the same. But this will help identify duplicate cards in circulation on a particular voter’s name or address,” he said. 

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