Indian Citizens above the age of 18 years have a right to apply for voter id. But some people were misusing this privilege by applying for multiple Voters ID, so to avoid such fraudulent activities Government has taken a decision to link Voters ID with Aadhaar Card.
By linking Aadhaar Card with Voters ID, will help to get rid of multiple voters id issued to a single individual as well as it will help to detect bogus id. The Government of India in recent ad on newspaper has also mentioned that currently Linking of Aadhaar to Voter Card is Voluntary.
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Benefits of Linking Aadhaar with Voter Card
- Helps to Transfer Voter ID to any region in India seamlessly
- Eliminates duplicate & Fake Voter ID
- Error Free Electoral Roll
So today in this post we will guide you to Link Aadhaar Card with Voter ID.
There are several methods to Link Aadhaar Card with EPIC (Voter ID), and below we have mentioned every methods which will help you to link Aadhaar Card with EPIC at your convenience.
Link Aadhaar with Voter ID through Voter Helpline Mobile app
To link Aadhaar with Voter ID through mobile app, install the Official Election Commission of India app named Voter Helpline
After installing the app on your phone, launch the app
On the homepage of the app, you will find an option Voter Registration
Just tap on Voter Registration
This will give various Voter Services option, from the displayed services tap on the Electoral Authentication Form (Form 6B)
On next page tap on Lets Start button
A pop-up will appear, where you will need to fill your mobile number and tap on Send OTP button
On the entered mobile number you will instantly receive OTP Code, enter the same code in the next screen and tap on the Verify button
On Next screen you will be asked Do you already have Voter ID Number, here you need to select Yes if you already know or if you don’t know then select No and you will be navigated to find voter id page
Here mostly all of use will know our Voter ID Card Number and if you don’t know then please refer your Voter ID to find out the number
Once you select Yes I have Voter ID Number, tap on the next button appearing at the bottom of the page
On next screen fill up your Voter ID Number, select the state and tap on the fetch details button
A popup screen will appear “We have found this record for your entered Voter ID. Please click on Proceed button”
So as instructed just tap on the Proceed button appearing at the bottom of the page
On next page your Voter ID complete details will be displayed, here you need to just tap on the next button
On next screen, enter your 12 digits Aadhaar Number, and in below fields fill up your mobile number, email id, and place of application and tap on the done button
A preview will be displayed on next screen of your application
Just tap on the confirm button to further proceed
On next screen a popup will appear stating “Thank You, Your application has been submitted successfully on date and it will mention your reference id”
Note down the reference id for future status tracking purpose
That’s it, you have done your Aadhaar linking with Voter ID Online.
Link Aadhaar Card with EPIC via SMS
To link your Aadhaar Number with EPIC via SMS just type ECILINK <EPIC_Number> <Aadhaar_Number> and send it to 166 OR 51969.
Link Aadhaar with EPIC via Call Center
Dial 1950 from your phone between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and follow the instructions to link your Aadhaar Number with EPIC.
Link Aadhaar with EPIC via BLO
To link your Aadhaar Number with EPIC just submit an application to Booth Level Officer (BLO)
Booth Level Officer will visit your house to collect the information to link your Aadhaar with Voter ID
Or you can even visit the Voter Facilitation Centre at Taluka Head Office to Link your Voter ID with Aadhaar
This is how by following any of the above methods you can get your Aadhaar Number linked with Voter ID.
How to Track Status of Aadhaar Voter ID Link Request
To track status of your Voter ID Aadhaar link status, open the app Voter Helpline
From the home screen tap on the explore option
This will expand various option, from the displayed options tap on the Status of Application
On next screen you will need to enter your reference id generated after submitting your Aadhaar Voter ID linking request
After entering the reference number tap on the track status button and it will display the status of your linking request.
Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar Number with Voter ID?
Linking of Aadhaar to Voter Card is Voluntary.
When is the last date to link Voter Id with Aadhar?
As of now there is no last day announced by the Government of India for Aadhaar Voter ID linking.
If I don't link my Aadhaar with Voter ID will my name deleted from electoral roll?
With reference to stories reported in media, it may be noted that submission of AADHAR in Form 6B is voluntary. No entry in electoral roll shall be deleted on the ground of non-submission of AADHAR. Here is the official notification of amendment in Act/Rules.