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Apply for Voter ID Online - Here is How to do it | Reckon TalkCommentQuote0Flag
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- EC to delete 8.5L extra names from Mumbai and Thane electoral rollsCommentQuote0Flag
- Don’t have a voter ID? You can now get one for ` 30CommentQuote0Flag
- NRIs could soon vote online in Indian polls
NEW DELHI: India has moved a step closer to enabling NonResident Indians (NRIs) to vote using a web–based e-postal ballot. In addition to 11 million NRI voters, about 50-70 lakh voters on election duty, service voters, those who are overseas and others approved by the Election Commission of India (ECI) will benefit from this system.
HT FILEUntil now, voters living abroad were not entitled to exercise their voting rights during elections in India.
Every citizen living abroad can enroll in the electoral rolls in India. After that, eligible voters will register online for e-postal voting, and they will be provided four documents in addition to an e-postal ballot paper. All these documents will have a ‘unique identity’ to ensure voter confidentiality, anonymity, privacy and attendance.
The elector will download and take prints of all the documents, returning them as per ECI instructions. However, the modalities of handling the returned e-postal ballot papers are under deliberation.
The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is already hosting ECI’s various applications and is expected to provide the Information Communication and Telecommunication (ICT) infrastructure facilities.
In May last year, the ECI set up a committee under the chairmanship of deputy election commissioner Vinod Zutsi to introduce e-balloting. The committee had representatives from the ECI, the ministry of law and justice, external affairs, overseas Indian affairs, the director-general of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), and the director-general of the NIC.
This committee identified the C-DAC as the implementation partner for the e-postal ballot system. Sources in the government said, “The C-DAC is now developing a prototype of web-based e-postal ballot delivery system in close collaboration with the ECI.”
The process is part of the proposal to amend the Representation of the People Act, 1950, and the Representation of the Peoples, 1951.CommentQuote0Flag
- Mumbaikars can enrol as voters for civic election from ThursdayCommentQuote0Flag
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- Over 17L names erased from Mumbai, Thane electoral rollCommentQuote0Flag
- To shield voters, booth-wise results to remain a secret
PMO Push For Electoral Reform Mooted in 2008
In a major electoral reform aimed at protecting the secrecy of votes and shielding voters from potential harassment, the government has decided to stop the practice of revealing booth-wise results within constituencies.Under this initiative, “totaliser machines“ will mix the votes polled in different electronic voting machines, thus insulating voters from any pre-poll intimidation or postpoll victimisation or favouritism by vengeful candidates based on voting patterns.
Top government sources told TOI that the matter had been discussed by a high-powered panel of home minister Rajnath Singh, finance mini ster Arun Jaitley , defence minister Manohar Parrikar, transport minister Nitin Gadkari and law and justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The proposal has been cleared by the law ministry and amendments will be made to the relevant provisions of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961. This would mean the decision can be put into effect at the earliest as it does not require any amendment to the Representation of the People Act, the sources said. The committee of ministers had been constituted on the directions of the Prime Minister's Office as it wanted detailed deliberations on the proposal of the Election Commission originally mooted in 2008.
In its report, the EC had stated that the proposal is analogous to the provisions contained in Rule 59A of the Conduct of Election Rules that provides for counting of votes by mixing of ballot papers at elections using ballot papers and ballot boxes, which was prevalent before the introduction of EVMs.
Even now, that provision allows the EC to use totalisers to prevent voting patterns of individual booths being revealed in constituencies where it feels such a step is necessary . The amended rules would make this the rule rather than the exception. The totaliser is an interface to which a cluster of EVMs can be connected simultaneously .
Before showing consolidated results of counting, the totaliser would first indicate the total number of votes recorded in each EVM along with the unique identification numbers of the individual EVMs. This will show polling agents that the total votes in each EVM tallies with the figures indicated in Part I of the `Account of Votes Recorded' maintained by the presiding officers. The EC is learnt to have expressed the view that such a change is in the interest of free and fair elections.It had also made a demonstration of the totaliser at an all-party meeting convened on March 16 of this year.CommentQuote0Flag
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- Paper audit trail in civic polls: In first attempt, state’s VVPAT exercise a success The Maharashtra Election Commission had deployed VVPAT machines across 31 polling stations covering four seats in the Nanded-Waghala municipal poll, which was held on October 11. VVPAT machine dispatches a slip with the symbol of the party for which a person has voted for.
Maharashtra’s first attempt at the use of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines for elections to local bodies was a success. But it took over 10 hours to tally the paper slips with the electronic vote count, forcing the outcome to spill over to the next day. The Maharashtra Election Commission had deployed VVPAT machines across 31 polling stations covering four seats in the Nanded-Waghala municipal poll, which was held on October 11.
The VVPAT is a machine that dispatches a slip with the symbol of the party for which a person has voted for. When a voter presses a button on the EVM to select the party he or she votes for, the slip briefly appears on the VVPAT system for the voter to see, after which it falls into a secure box, enabling maintaining a paper trail of all the votes case.
While VVPATs add to the cost of an election, the demand for their use has increased following allegations raised regarding large-scale tampering or manipulation of EVMs, which the Election Commission has refuted as baseless. In Nanded, about 16,960 votes were cast in polling booths with VVPAT machines.
“The paper audit trail of each vote cast was tallied with the electronic count. There was a 100 per cent match,” said Shekhar Channe, Secretary, Maharashtra Election Commission, who was present in Nanded for the counting process on October 12. Considering this was the first time VVPATs were being used in the civic polls, the state Election Commission used a two-step counting process. “The paper audit trails in the secure box were first counted in the round-wise format. This was then matched with the normal EVM vote count using the controlling unit. The outcome for these seats was declared thereafter,” said Channe, adding that the entire exercise took over 10 hours.
Counting for 77 out of the 81 seats in the Nanded civic body, where the VVPATs was not deployed, began around 10 am on October 12. By 3 pm, most of the results for these seats had come. The counting for the remaining four seats began around 4 pm under intense supervision, and was underway till 2.30 am, Friday. Interestingly, some of the candidates were even seen asking the election authorities to discontinue the paper trail count to speed up the process. But this request was turned down.
“Since this was the first time the technology was being used, we wanted to check its veracity. This is the reason why we counted each and every paper audit trail,” said Channe. While the election authorities had initially toyed with the plan of declaring a result following a count of the paper trails, they eventually decided against it. “Under normal circumstances, a paper audit trail is tallied only in cases where there is a discrepancy or a complaint raised against the functioning of the EVM. We had received no such complaints in Nanded, but still went ahead with it,” said Channe.
Earlier, some technical snags had forced the authorities to withdraw the VVPAT machine plan for six other polling stations. The VVPAT machines, used in Nanded, were provided free-of-cost by the Electronic Corporation of India Limited, a public sector enterprise.
- How to change address in voter ID card The Election Commission of India (ECI) has made the process of updating your address in your voter ID card a very simple process. Instead of filling different forms and following various protocols, you can do it all with just one single application form.
Changing your residential address on your voter ID card can easily be done by submitting an application form along with the proof of your present address to the Election Officer of your particular constituency.
Known as transposing of name from electoral list, your name will be shifted from your old constituency's electoral list to the new one, with all your details retained.
For the convenience of voters in order to change their addresses on their voter ID cards, the ECI has introduced an online application process.
Steps to change your address in voter ID card online:
* Log on to the official website available for voters the National Voters Services Portal by clicking on http://www.nvsp.in
* Select the "Apply online for registration of new voter/due to shifting from AC" option.
* Choose Form 8A from the available options provided, after which an online form will appear in a new tab.
* Fill in the details as required, including your name and address, state, constituency and also your new address.
* Upload a document that mentions your current address (such as Aadhaar card, bank pass book or any official document)
* Once you have filled and uploaded the documents, submit the form online.
* You will receive a reference number, which can be used by you to track your application online.
* After you have submitted your application, it will be verified by the electoral officers.
On successful verification, you will receive your voter ID card with your present address mentioned.
- here is a full detailed video on how to apply for Voter ID card online in 2019 (hindi) thank me later
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- Election Commission of India Launches a One Stop Solution to Verify & Authenticate Voter Details.
The main aim of the programme is to improve the health of Electoral rolls and to provide better electoral services to citizens.
The program has been launched at all Levels starting from the State/UT Headquarters by 32 CEOs, District level by about 700 DEOs and at around 1 million Polling Stations by BLOs/EROs and will continue fromSeptember 1, 2019 to October 15, 2019.
Election Commission of India Launches a One Stop Solution to Verify & Authenticate Voter Details
Posted On: 01 SEP 2019 12:58PM by PIB Delhi
On the occasion of the nationwide mega million launch of Electors Verification Programme, a special camp was held at Election Commission of India Headquarters in New Delhi on September 1, 2019. Unveiling the initiative on National Voters’ Service Portal (https://www.nvsp.in/) and Voter Helpline App, Chief Election Commissioner ShriSunil Arora said, ‘Electoral Roll is the foundation on which the entire superstructure of the Election Commission of India stands. I urge all the citizens to participate in the verification programmes so that the Commission can provide better electoral services in all forthcoming elections.’
Chief Election Commissioner Shri Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Shri Ashok Lavasa during the launch of the event.
Reiterating the importance of a healthy electoral roll, Election Commissioner Shri Ashok Lavasa said, ‘It is an important opportunity for all the voters to verify and authenticate their details. Participation of people is paramount to the success of the drive, I urge all to come forward and ensure anerror free Electoral Roll as it is the heart of the electoral process.
The main aim of the programme is to improve the health of Electoral rolls and to provide better electoral services to citizens and increase the level of Communication between voters and the Commission. The program has been launched at all Levels starting from the State/UT Headquarters by 32 CEOs, District level by about 700 DEOs and at around 1 million Polling Stations by BLOs/EROs and will continue fromSeptember 1, 2019 to October 15, 2019.
Election Commissioner Shri Ashok Lavasa verifying and authenticating his details at the launch event at ECI Headquarters.
The voters can log on to NVSP portal (nvsp.in) or Voter Helpline App or Common Service Centres or any nearby voter facilitation centre to avail the following facilities.
Verification and corrections of the existing details
Authentication of entry by furnishing scanned/DigiLocker copy of one of the following documents:(
i) Indian Passport
(ii) Driving License
(iii) Aadhaar Card
(iv) Ration Card
(v) identity card for Government/Semi Government Officials
(vi) Bank Passbooks
(vii) Farmer's Identity Card
(viii) PAN Card
(ix) Smart Card issued by RGI
(x) Latest bill for water/electricity/telephone/gas connection.
Furnishing details of family members and verifying their entries too
Updating details of family members already enrolled as voters but permanently shifted or expired
Furnishing details of eligible un-enrolled family members (born on or before 01.01.2001) and prospective electors born between (02.01.2002 till 01.01.2003) who are residing with the elector.
Furnishing GIS Coordinates of House (through Mobile App) to avail better electoral Services
Feedback regarding existing Polling Stations and suggestions on alternate PS, if any
The one time authentication of details and sharing contact detail would help electors to get update on online application status, status of EPIC, Election Day announcement, voter slip on their registered email and mobile number. Regular notification on modifications on Serial No. and details of Polling Station, Change in BLO/ ERO, all information related to Polling Station will also be shared with the Electors.
Starting the endeavour at its helm, the employees of the Commission verified and authenticated their details along with their family.