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Not Mandatory to link Aadhaar Number with voter ID, ECI

Not Mandatory to link Aadhaar Number with voter ID, ECI

Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed its officials not to remove the names of voters from the voters’ list for not linking their voter ID with their Aadhaar number. The direction was given based on news reports. 


In a circular, the ECI has said, “one can mark their willingness to link their voter id with Aadhaar number in form 6B. But, officials should not remove their names from the voters’ list just because they chose otherwise.” 


On July 4, the commission had directed the chiefs of all the state election commissions to collect the Aadhaar numbers from the voters on a voluntary basis. The commission has introduced a new form to link the voter ids with Aadhaar numbers.