Aadhaar-Voter ID Linkage:
The Election Commission (EC) started a campaign to promote the linkage of Voter ID and Aadhaar.
- Further, Government officials have asked individuals to link them Aadhaar with their Voter IDs and failure to link voter ID with Aadhar could lead to the cancellation of their Voter ID card.
- The linking project would help the Election Commission, which conducts regular exercises to maintain an updated and accurate record of the voter base.
- To weed out duplication of voters, such as migrant workers who may have been registered more than once on the electoral rolls in different constituencies or for persons registered multiple times within the same constituency.
- As per the government, linkage of Aadhaar with voter IDs will assist in ensuring that only one Voter ID is issued per citizen of India.