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Election Commission to Begin Mock Trial of Remote Voting Technology Soon

G Plus News | January 25, 2021 19:47 hrs

The Election Commission of India will soon be starting mock trials of remote voting facility for electors. This was announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora while speaking on the occasion of 11th National Voters' Day. 


The Election Commission in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has developed a technology for the procedure. Arora informed that the commission has also proposed the Law Ministry to extend
postal ballot facility for overseas Indian voters.

Designated venues will be established where voters can cast their votes. 

When the system is established a voter can cast his or her vote in the city of residence rather than returning to the home constituency or missing out on voting altogether.

"It does not mean voting from home. After a voter's identity is established by the system, a blockchain-enabled personalised e-ballot paper will be generated. When the vote is cast, the ballot will be securely encrypted and a blockchain hashtag generated. This hashtag notification will be sent to various stakeholders, in this case the candidates and political parties," said former Senior Deputy Election Commissioner, Sandeep Saxena.

These encrypted remote votes will again be validated at the pre-counting stage to check for any anomalies.

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