EC To Push For Absentee Vote, Digi-ID, New Service Rules

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  • Election Commission to push for absentee vote, digi-ID, new service rules

Election Commission’s agenda,

  1. Linkage of the Aadhaar number with voter ID. 
  2. Allowing voter registration as soon as a person turns 18 years.
  3. Ensuring gender-neutral voting rights to service voters. 
  4. Launching of the digital voter ID for new voters.

  • The first three require amendments to the Representation to People’s Act, 1951, the fourth one — a digilocker-enabled version of the voter ID — is set to be launched on January 25 at a National Voter’s Day event.
  • A major item on the EC list is the Aadhaar-voter ID linkage which it wants to bring in to weed out duplications and misrepresentations from the electoral rolls.

Source : Economic Times

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