Perspective : Remote Voting | 17 January, 2023

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In this episode of the Perspective Prog. Based on ‘Remote Voting’. India is the World’s largest democracy and the Constitution of India provides universal adult suffrage to its citizens irrespective of race, religion, gender, economic status. There has been a significant increase in voter registration over the years. However the stagnation of voter participation is a cause of concern. As per the available data approximately one third of the voters do not vote.This translates to a high figure of about 30 Crore eligible voters. According to ECI the inability to vote due to internal migration is one of the prominent reasons behind low voter turnout. The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday showcased the remote electronic voting machine prototype for migrant voters to representatives of political parties. This Multi-Constituency Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM) would enable migrant voters to vote from remote polling stations. ECI has also solicited written views of recognised political parties by January 31, 2023, on various related issues including changes required in legislation, administrative procedures, and voting method / RVM / technology for the domestic migrants. Meanwhile 16 opposition parties have said they will oppose the Election Commission’s multi-constituency remote electronic voting machine (RVM) for domestic migrants terming the proposal as very sketchy with huge political anomalies and problems such as no clarity on definition and number of domestic migrants.

Anchor:- Vishal Dahiya
Producer:- Sagheer Ahmad
Guest Coordinator:- Anshuman, Vishwa Pratap Singh

1. Akshay Rout, Former DG, Election Commission of India
2. Dr. A.K. Verma, Political Analyst
3. Shekhar Iyer, Senior Journalist

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