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India is expected to become the first country in the world to have no duplicacy in the voters' list

  • IBEF
  • March 23, 2015

New Delhi: New Delhi: India is expected to become the first country in the world to have a biometric data and no duplicacy in the voters’ list after linking of Aadhar card with voter identity card, said Mr H S Brahma, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Government of India.

"When we are able to seed the Aadhar figure (number) on Epic card that will ensure that there is not a single duplicate number. We will do it definitely by 2015 and then India will be the only country in the world where there will be complete biometric of voters. There will be not a single fraud or duplicate voters," said Mr Brahma.

Everyday lakhs of voters are seeding their names with Aadhar card on their own. We do not want to make it compulsory but our voters themselves want it. It is a good gesture, added Mr Brahma.

So far, 850 million Indians have received their Aadhar numbers.

Once the Aadhar number is mentioned in the electoral rolls then individual voters can also change their address online because Aadhar will be the basic identity. It will remove all allegations of duplicacy in the voters list and harassment to voters in changing their address.

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