New Delhi: In a step to prevent bogus and duplicate entries and to help migrants to vote from anywhere in the country, the government will amend the Aadhar Act which makes it possible for the Election Commission to link the Aadhar number with voter ID.
This will help migrant workers to vote from any constituency where they work, which is not the practice now. Now they can vote only in the constituency that they are registered. This made the migrant workers lose their votes when elections take place.
Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora, during his discussion with the Law Secretary asked that the law ministry fast track the implementation of reforms proposed by poll panel during 2004-05.
Concerning migrant workers an EC official said, “Their identification having been adequately verified, the commission can explore technology that will let them vote from a remote location guarded by the EC.”