Day-long special drive in city to link Voter ID and Aadhaar tomorrow

Day-long special drive in city to link Voter ID and Aadhaar tomorrow

August 26, 2022

Door-to-door drive to create awareness about VHA

Mysore/Mysuru: The Office of the Deputy Commissioner will be conducting a special drive to link Voter Identity cards with Aadhaar cards tomorrow (Aug. 27) at all the Polling Booths and Wards across the city.

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, authorising the linking of Aadhaar with Voter IDs, was passed by the Lok Sabha through a voice vote in December 2021. Following this, the Election Commission of India (ECI) launched this drive in several States including Karnataka on Aug. 1, 2022.

 According to ECI, the linking of voter ID cards with Aadhaar cards is being done with a view to establishing the identity of electors and authentication of entries in the electoral roll.

Based on the instructions and directions provided by the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka State Election Commission through a video conference held on Aug. 22, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Deputy Commissioner Savitha chaired a meeting with the concerned officials and has instructed to carry out a day-long special drive tomorrow at all the polling booths.

Booth-level officers will be deployed at all the Polling Booths. The special drive aims to link 10,000 people’s Voter ID to Aadhaar at each Constituency. Corporators of each ward will make sure to bring people from their respective wards to the polling booths. If people fail to turn up to the Polling Booths, the concerned Booth-level Officers are instructed to carry out a door-to-door drive tomorrow between 10 am to 12 noon and create awareness about the ECI Voter Helpline Application (VHA) in which people may complete the linking process sitting at home by downloading the app.

 However, announcements regarding special drive tomorrow were made through the MCC garbage collection vehicles at each wards.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Day-long special drive in city to link Voter ID and Aadhaar tomorrow”

  1. Magadi Kempegowda says:

    This is just an eyewash, as the real problem for decades has been the illegal substitution of ballot boxes containing the votes after the poll, replacing them with ballot boxes which have votes cast for a particular candidate. These boxes are supposed to be stored in a secure place with police guarding them. But corruption among officials both the EC and police, lot of cash change hands, means all this aadhaar exercise is a mere show, Identity theft occurring at the police station is minor, when ballots can be rigged at the place as explained above.
    The above malpractice has continued to this day, any official honest enough to object to this, is summarily transferred to a rural location or demoted later.
    Hence, you see in India, candidates winning by a very wide margin, hundreds of thousands of votes, where as in real democracies o the West, the winning candidate just wins by a few thousand votes.
    This is democracy in operation in India!!


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