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EC begins Campaign to link AADHAR Card with Voter ID

Agartala, Tripura, March 19: The Election Commission (EC) has embarked on a nationwide drive to link Aadhaar numbers with electoral rolls. The aim is to weed out multiple voter cards and bogus voters, and put in place an authentic database of voters.

The initiative, Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Drive (ERPAD), to be launched across all 676 districts, is proposed to be completed by August 15.

Tripura Election Commissioner SK Rakesh during a press meet in Agartala at civil Secretariat listed out various advantages of inclusion of AADHAR number in voter cards.

"The Election Commission of India had decided that our voter list should also have Aadhaar number so that there are several benefits of having Aadhaar number linkage that no voter can have his name in two places", said SK Rakesh, Tripura Election Commissioner.

"Transfer of one voter, from one constituency to another, even from one state to the other will be very simple. Once this Aadhaar number comes in that duplicate voters issue will be solved forever. We have decided that we will run a campaign to involve all the Aadhar number in the voter list. Along with Aadhaar number, the voter will be allowed to connect the phone number and e-mail ID also. This is a little futuristic also because it will allow the voters to directly connect with the Election Commission to inform about change in address and other things by using the One-Time-Password facility", he said.

-NNIS

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