The Indian Government is making sure that genuine voters get to the booth and eliminate instances of bogus voters. Keeping this in mind, the government has initiated a program that links the Aadhar card with the voter’s card. This just like linking your bank account or gas supply connection with your Aadhar card.
Epic – Aadhar Seeding
The Government has launched the Epic Aadhar Seeding from 1 March 2015. This new scheme aims at curbing instances of fraud voter IDs during elections. Voters need to link their voter’s card with their Aadhar card to ensure the scheme is a success.
How to Link Aadhar Card to Voter ID
There are different ways to link the voter ID card with your Aadhar card. You can choose any option and do the needful.
Mobile seeding is a very easy way to connect your Aadhar to your voter’s card. You need to download a mobile app for Android phones from the Google Play Store or from the Apple app store for iOS. You can even download it from the official website of the Chief Electoral Officer. Once the app is downloaded, just feed your Epic (Voter ID) and your Aadhar card details. This will automatically process linking of your Aadhar card and voter’s card.
2.Linking Through SMS
You need to send an SMS on the number 51969. In the message, you need to write the details in the following format:
ECILINK <EPIC Number> <Aadhar number>
For eg. ECLINK BBB8765438 098765432109
As soon as you send the msg, you will receive a conformation SMS.
3.Linking Through Web Portal
You can visit the National Voter’s Services Portal by clicking on the link http://www.nvsp.in/. Then,
- Search for your name in the “Search Your Name Box”. You can fill your name, name of your relation, state, and the constituency or even by filling in your EPIC number.
- After you see your details, fill in the Aadhar Card number and your name as it appears on the Aadhar card.
- Register your mobile number/email address on the site. This will help you get a confirmation of registration through SMS and/email that your Aadhar and Epic (Voter’s ID) have been linked.
4. Calling the Call Center
You can call the call center dedicated for the purpose of Aadhar-Epic seeding. All you need is your Epic no. as well as your Aadhar ID ready before making the call. Just dial 1950 a toll-free number from your mobile phone or landline from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on all working days. The call center executive will ask you for details like the Aadhar card no., Epic number, registered mobile number, etc.
These are the ways to help you with linking of Aadhar card to voter ID. There is no official or unofficial method to check if the linking of cards has been successful as of now. But, you can always call 1950 to confirm if your request has been registered for seeding.