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Link Aadhar Card with Voter ID Card through SMS, Phone, BLO or at NVSP/ ECI Voter Portal

Good News ! Here comes a good news for all citizens having aadhaar card who are voters also. All the Indian citizens can link Aadhar Card with Voter ID through the ECI Voter Portal or NVSP portal. Any aadhaar card holder can also link aadhaar card with voter card through SMS, mobile phone or BLO. Read this article till the end to check process to link aadhar number with voter card

The central government had tabled a bill on electoral reforms, including the one to link Voter ID with Aadhaar on a voluntary basis in Lok Sabha earlier on 20 December 2021. This has been a demand of the Election Commission ever since 2015. The new bill for electoral reforms which also includes Aadhaar-voter ID linking has now been passed in Lok Sabha. 

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill seeks to allow electoral registration officers to seek aadhaar number of people who want to register as voters for the purpose of establishing the identity. You can now check how to link aadhaar card with voter id card as well as main features of the new bill.

How to Link Aadhar Card with Voter ID at ECI Voter Portal

You can link your aadhar card with voter id card through website of Election Commission of India (ECI) by following some simple measures.
  • If you are new to ECI Voter Portal, then "create an account" option is to be selected so that you can create your account.
  • Register yourself by entering e-mail ID or 10 digit mobile number for ECI Voter Portal registration.
  • Once registration is complete, login using your mobile number/email ID/Voter ID Number.
  • Enter password and click at "Login" tab.
  • Verify your state, district. Then submit your personal details such as name, date of birth, and father's name.
  • Click on the "Search" button. Your details will appear on the screen if your details match the government database.
  • Click on the "Feed Aadhaar No" option visible on the left side of the screen.
  • A pop-up page will appear where you will have to fill in your name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card, Aadhaar number, voter ID number, registered mobile number, and/or registered email address.
  • Press the "Submit" button.
  • You will get a message that your application has been registered successfully at ECI voterportal gov in website.
It is the process how you can link your aadhaar with your voter ID number through Election Commission website.

Online Aadhaar linking through NVSP Portal

The linking of Aadhaar with voter ID can be done on National Voter Service Portal (NVSP). Once You visit their website, the following steps should be followed.
Step 1: You will have to enter your details such as state, district, personal details such as name, date of birth and father's name.
Step 2: Once you fill in all these details then, click on the "Search" button. If the information provided by you matches with the Government database, then the details will appear.
Step 3: Click on "Feed Aadhaar No." option which will be there on the left-hand side of your screen.
Step 4: Once you click there, a pop-up page will appear where you will have to fill in your name as provided in Aadhaar card, Aadhaar number, voter ID number, registered mobile number and/or registered email address.
Step 5: Click on "submit" after entering in all the details.
Step 6: A message will appear on the screen stating that your application to link Aadhaar with voter ID has been registered successfully.

Link Aadhaar through SMS

To link your Aadhaar number with your Voter ID, send an SMS to 166 OR 51969 in the following format:
< Voter ID Number > < Aadhaar_Number >

Link Aadhaar through phone

Linking of Aadhar with Voter ID can also be done by calling the dedicated call centres set up for this purpose or you can simply call 1950 on weekdays between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and provide your Voter ID and Aadhaar card information for the purpose of linking.

Link through booth-level officers (BLO)

Aadhar can also be linked with Voter ID by submitting an application to your respective Booth Level Officer (BLO). The information provided will be verified by the BLO and after verification, it will be reflected in the records.

What is Election Laws (Amendment) Bill for Electoral Reforms

  1. Election Laws (Amendment) Bill seeks to allow electoral registration officers to seek Aadhaar number of people who want to register as voters "for the purpose of establishing the identity".
  2. It also seeks to allow the electoral registration officers to ask for Aadhaar numbers from "persons already included in the electoral roll for the purposes of authentication of entries in the electoral roll, and to identify registration of the name of the same person in the electoral roll of more than one constituency or more than once in the same constituency".
  3. Amendment to section 14 of the RP Act, 1950 will allow to have four "qualifying" dates for eligible people to register as voters.
  4. As of now, January 1 of every year is the sole qualifying date. People who turn 18 on or before January 1 can register as voters. Those turning 18 after that have to wait for one whole year to register as voters.
  5. Now, "the 1st day of January, 1st day of April, 1st day of July and 1st day of October in a calendar year" will be the qualifying dates in relation to the preparation or revision of electoral rolls.
  6. Amendment to section 20 of the RP Act, 1950 and section 60 of the RP Act, 1951 will allow the elections become gender neutral for service voters
  7. In March, former law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had told Lok Sabha in a written reply that the poll panel has proposed to link the electoral roll with the "Aadhaar ecosystem" with a "view to curb the menace of multiple enrolments of the same person at different places".
  8. In August 2015, a Supreme Court order on Aadhaar had put the brakes on the EC’s project to link UIDAI (Aadhaar) number with voters electoral data to check multiple entries in electoral rolls.
  9. According to the EC proposal sent in August 2019, the electoral law should be amended to empower electoral registration officers to seek Aadhaar number of existing voters as well as of those applying to enroll themselves in the voters’ list
  10. The amendment will also help replace the word "wife" with the word "spouse" making the statutes "gender neutral".
The data given is a reworked version of article mentioned on Live Mint website which you can access at https://www.livemint.com/news/india/proposed-bill-on-aadhaar-voter-id-linking-10-things-to-know-11639977993123.html

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