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EC moots linking Aadhar with Voter-ID

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  • March 6, 2020
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EC moots linking Aadhar with Voter-ID

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II-Constitutional Bodies

In News:

  • Election Commission has mooted this idea to ensure preparation of an error free electoral roll, and to prevent duplication of entries
  • The proposal requires an amendment to the Representation of People’s Act 1951 
  • The move would allow migrant labour and workers to vote even if they are away from their homes at the time of elections.
  • It would also allow automatic inclusion of citizens into electoral roll once the person attains 18 years of age.

Value addition for Prelims

  • The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority established under Article 324 responsible for administering election processes of offices of President and Vice-President of India and Parliament and State Legislatures
  • Article 324-329 deals with provisions of elections and ECI
  • Originally the commission had only one election commissioner but after the Election Commissioner Amendment Act 1989, it has been made a multi-member body. 
  • The commission now consists of one Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners.
  • A similar independent constitutional authority has been created to conduct elections to municipalities, Panchayats and other local bodies (Articles 243 K and 243 ZA).

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