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Make use of mobile apps during elections

Ludhiana: Deputy commissioner Ludhiana-cum-district election officer Pradeep Agrawal on Friday urged political parties and citizens to use the Election Commission of India’s Suvidha app for permission-related tasks from the administration. Agrawal informed that the Suvidha app is a unmarried window machine for each candidates and political parties to apply for permissions before engaging in meetings and rallies, and it's the quickest approach to get permissions processed, as ECI has already issued directions to give permissions inside 24 hours once candidates/parties make a request. He expressed the hope that the usage of IT would make it more straightforward for people to participate within the electoral process by enrolling as a voter, and in addition help within the conduct of unfastened and truthful elections by reporting violations.

Giving additional information, Agrawal stated: “Another vital app, c-Vigil, supplies time-stamped, evidence-based evidence of the model code of conduct, expenditure violation, having live picture/video with auto-location knowledge. Any citizen can hotel a complaint throughout the mobile app, and after this, flying squads investigate the topic, and the returning officer takes the decision. The status of c-Vigil can be shared with the complainant inside a specified time limit.

Another android-based mobile app referred to as Voter Helpline has also been launched by ECI, and this app supplies convenience to all electorate to find their names within the electoral roll and other services and products. Submitting online forms, checking the status of the application, filing court cases, and receiving reply on their mobile app, but even so understanding the contact main points of booth-level officials, electoral registration officials, and district election officials, by using the Voter Helpline mobile app, or through portal, or by calling ‘1950’ helpline number. In the similar line, services and products through SMS may also be availed by electorate by sending SMS with none price to 1950. All forms, results, candidate affidavits, press notes, voter awareness, and vital instructions are available throughout the mobile app.

App for individuals with disabilities

The DC also divulged that a PwD app too had been launched to allow individuals with disabilities (PwDs) to request for brand new registration, trade in cope with, trade in details, and mark themselves as PwD through the usage of the mobile software. By merely coming into their contact main points, a booth-level officer is assigned to supply doorstep facilities. PwDs too can request for a wheelchair during polling.

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