Mangaluru, April, 01, 2015: Briefing the media on March 31, DK DC Adoor B Ibrahim said to rationalise photo electoral rolls, weeding out bogus/duplicate/ absentee voters, the Election Commission has started the process to link EPIC with Aadhaar through National Voter’s Service Portal.
He said but it is not compulsory to link the EPIC with Aadhaar. The programme is being conducted under the National Electoral Rolls Purification and Authentication programme of the Election Commission of India.
The objective is to correct the nation’s electoral roll and remove any irregularities, July 30 is the target date for completion. It will help in identifying unregistered eligible voters and issuance of fresh EPICs. It makes shifting of voter from one place to another place easier and avoid duplication.
Further, additional DC Sadashiv Prabhu said the mistakes in the electoral list to June 30, 2015 will be rectified through the process. It will also help to delete the names of the deceased persons in the voters list. The rationalization of the voters list will help in arriving at a correct polling percentages. The eligible voters names can be included in the voters list. For linking online, one can visit national voters service portal in eci.gov.in
State call centre help line number ’1950’ can be contacted to seek more information. To feed your Aadhaar Number by SMS type- ECILINK <EPIC_Number> <Aadhaar_Number> and send it to 51969 or 51199.
The people can also fill Form Number 1 with the details on name of the voter, EPIC number, and Aadhaar number and hand it over to the Booth Level Officers, Village Accountant, Panchayat Secretary, Town Municipal Council Chief Officer, Tahsildar, Assistant Commissioner and MCC, to update the data to the National Voter’s Service Portal, he added. He said on the direction of Election Commission of India, the district administration can also conduct special camps to link the details.
While linking the data, the name of the individual, sex, date of birth, house number/ flat number, photographs in EPIC and Aadhaar should tally.