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Political parties want the ECI to link Voter IDs to Aadhaar

7 National and 34 State political parties urged the Election Commission of India (pdf) to link Voter IDs with the Aadhaar card to weed out duplicate voter names. The ECI convened an all-party meeting with the parties to discuss electoral reforms, ahead of the upcoming elections in four states this year and the Lok Sabha elections next year. The ECI said that it would look into all the suggestions from the political parties and respond to them.  Linking Aadhaar for removing duplicates and bonafide On its website, the BJP suggested linking of Aadhaar to a citizen's voter ID for: - De-duplicating voters and - The 'feasibility of alternative methods to vote for migrant voters such as postal, proxy, absentee, early and e-voting ballots to facilitate the electoral participation of domestic migrants.' Earlier this year, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O.P. Rawat said that Voter…

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