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Aadhaar linking with Voter ID: Govt to soon give legal power to Election Commission

The Election Commission might soon be eligible to link Aadhaar with the Voter Ids as the Central government is looking to amend the Aadhaar act to legally allow the election body to link both the ids.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 19, 2020 12:29 IST
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Election Commission may get legal rights to link Aadhaar card and Voter ids

The Election Commission might soon be eligible to link Aadhaar with the Voter Ids as the Central government is looking to amend the Aadhaar act to legally allow the election body to link both the ids.

The move is aimed to act on bogus, fake, and duplicate entries and to also allow remote voting rights to migrant voters.

Before the election commission get any powers to do so, the government has to make an amendment in the Representation of the People Act, 1951, for which the government is likely to discuss the issue with the Cabinet soon for its approval.

Aadhaar-Voter ID linking crucial for Election Commission

The move will help election commission to get rid of the electoral roll of all discrepancies. It will also allow domestic migrant workers to vote from any part of the country. 

Close to 40 matters of electoral reforms pending 

Chief Election Commissioner has pointed out that more than 40 matters of electoral reforms are pending for a long time.

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