Perspective: Remote Voting Facility | 10 June, 2022

In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on ‘Remote Voting Facility’. The Election Commission of India has decided to set up a committee to explore the possibility of allowing migrant workers to vote remotely on a pilot basis. According to an ECI there needs to be a concerted effort to see problems faced by migrant workers in exercising their franchise. ECI had set up a four-member panel in 2020 to assess the technology landscape to enable remote voting. The panel, which consists of members from the IIT-Bhilai, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Madras and the National Informatics Centre, has presented a concept plan to the ECI to enable a two-way transfer of vote and ballot. Currently, postal ballots are meant only for service voters such as army personnel who cannot return to vote. So what is remote voting, how will it work on the ground and what are the challenges in the implementation of this process.

1. O.P. Rawat, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India
2. Dr. A.K. Verma, Political Analyst
3. Pradeep Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director, Axis My India

Anchor: Vishal Dahiya

Producer: Sagheer Ahmad

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