New Delhi. Amid criticism from the opposition on the bill linking the voter list with Aadhaar, government sources on Tuesday said the move would allow the same person’s name to appear in the voter list at different places. Will solve the ‘big problem’ and help ‘clean up’ the list to a great extent. A day earlier, the Lok Sabha had approved the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 after a brief discussion. The opposition was demanding to send the bill to the Standing Committee of Parliament.
Government sources said various election-related reforms have been included in the bill, which have been discussed for a long time. He said that the enrollment in the electoral roll is done on the basis of the application of a person who is eligible to be registered as a voter and there is a provision in the Bill under which the new applicant will voluntarily submit his Aadhaar number with his application for the purpose of identification. can give.
Sources said that no application will be rejected for not being given the Aadhaar number. He said linking of Aadhaar with voter list would solve “one of the big problems” related to electoral data management. This problem is related to enrollment of the same voter at different places.
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Sources said this could be due to frequent change of residence by voters and enrolling at the new place without deleting the previous nominations. Thus, voters whose names appear in the electoral roll at more than one place or more than once in the same electoral roll can be removed. Sources said that once linked with Aadhaar, the voter list data system will immediately alert about the previous registration when there is an application for new registration. He said that this would help in cleaning up the voter list to a great extent and would facilitate voter registration in the place where the voters ‘resident’.
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