Now You Can Locate Your Polling Booth Online

by Paul Joseph on February 4, 2013 · 0 comments

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has offered one of the most significant improvements to voting. Indian citizens will soon have the ability to cross-verify their names in the electoral rolls & their respective polling stations without having to visit any election office. Abiding by this year’s theme ‘ Inclusion ’, ECI has pulled all the electoral data for Delhi’s 11,594 polling stations & made it available online on ECI’s website . A year before the nation-wide Lok Sabha elections kick-off in 2014, ECI’s office has taken this landmark step to enhance participation in one of the largest democratic exercises of the world exclaimed Vijay Dev, Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer, “ We have decided to make 2013 “the year of the electoral roll”, with “inclusion” as the theme ”. The entire process of voting has been one of the most painstaking processes even for the regular voter. Despite keeping a tab on all possible processes, voters often find their names missing or wrongly entered in the electoral rolls. Besides, the multiple numbers of polling stations set-up for distributing the demographics, itself causes headache to locate one’s particular polling station & approach it for voting. How can a voter check one’s inclusion? ECI website now includes a new tab simply marked ‘ Information linked to polling station map ’. To make searching easier, the UI is map driven. Incidentally, map data is being sourced from Google Maps. So far available for Delhi region & soon for Himachal Pradesh, the polling information can either be narrowed by applying filters or a PDF can be simply accessed & information searched for, the old fashioned way. We hope the same privilege is soon extended to other regions. e-Governance seems to have received fresh impetus & the Government seems to be on a fast track to add features that will surely be appreciated by people who are proficient with using computers & the internet. We could advise the Government to equip rural election officers with computers or tablets that can offer such information to people who wish to vote but lack access to such time-saving tools . What do you think? Image Courtesy |   hyperxnow Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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