The Government of India has started a new campaign for linking Aadhaar card with the voter ID cards to track and deactivate fraudulent and bogus voter ID cards. The process of Aadhaar-voter ID card seeding is also referred as EPIC (Electoral Photo Identification Card)-Aadhaar Seeding.
Link Aadhaar Card to Voter ID EPIC Online via National Voter’s Service Portal (NVSP):
The Government of India maintains a portal for linking Aadhaar number to voter ID cards. Given below are the methods that are required to complete the seeding process.
Portal Seeding or Self-Seeding: This process is carried out at the NVSP portal.
- The process can be completed through the online portal set up by different state governments
- Enter your Voter ID number
- Enter other demographic details such as your name, date of birth, etc.
- Enter your Aadhaar number
- An OTP is sent to your registered mobile number
- Enter this OTP for Aadhaar authentication
- An acknowledgement number is provided that can be used for checking the status of Aadhaar linking
Voters must have the following information to complete procedure on NVSP:
- Voter ID card or EPIC number
- Aadhaar Card number and
- Registered mobile number
There are a few other ways to link your Aadhaar number with voter ID card as well.
Link Aadhaar Card to Voter ID EPIC through SMS: Voters can also link their Aadhaar number to voter ID by:
- Send an SMS from your registered mobile number.
- The SMS has to be sent to 166 or 51969.
- The format of the message is ECILINK<SPACE><EPIC No.>< SPACE><Aadhaar No.>
Link Aadhaar Card to Voter ID EPIC through Phone: The government of India has established many call centres in different states in the country. The voters need to make a phone call to 1950 and provide their voter ID details along with Aadhaar Number.
- There are numerous Booth Level Officers (BLOs) in every state who collect all the information and link Aadhaar cards with voter IDs.
- Various camps are also organised from time to time to provide this facility to the citizens in their locality.
- Hand over self-attested copies of Aadhaar and voter ID to your BLO
- You will be intimated by your BLO on successful Aadhaar voter ID linking