EC To Introduce RVMs For Migrant Workers

Delhi/Hyderabad, Jan 17 (Maxim News): In order to improve the participation of domestic migrant workers in the voting process, the Election Commission of India has proposed a new voting system – Remote Voting Machines (RVMs), which allows migrant workers to cast their votes without traveling to their native places.

The Election Commission demonstrated the prototype Multi-Constituency Remote Electronic Voting Machines to all representatives of Political parties today at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. The Election Commission also solicited written views from all recognized parties on legal, operational, administrative, and technological challenges by January 31. The ECi will decide the future course of action based on the feedback obtained from various stakeholders.

According to this system, Migrant voters need to register online or offline for remote voting with their home constituency Returning Officers. The request for remote voting will be approved after verification of the voter’s details at the home constituency. A special multi-constituency remote voting polling station would be set up in the area where the migrants reside. The modified version of EVM, the RVM offers the same voting experience to voters and will have the same security features as EVMs.

The RVM features a dynamic ballot display board instead of the regular printed paper on voting machines. The dynamic display will show the list of candidates based on the Constituency number read by the Constituency card reader.

According to ECI, the RVMs are capable of handling up to 72 multiple constituencies from a single remote polling booth. After a voter is identified, the Presiding Officer scans the voter’s Constituency card to display the voter’s constituency. The voter then votes for the candidate of his or her choice and each vote will be recorded along with the State code and constituency number. Following this, the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) will also print standard information like State code and Constituency code on the slip. (Maxim News)

Next Story :

  • Amit Shah Visits Tribal-Dominated Manipur

    Amit Shah Visits Tribal-Dominated Manipur

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who had already held a half a dozen meetings since his arrival in violence-hit Manipur on Monday night, on Tuesday visited Churachandpur, one of the districts severely affected by the ethnic violence that ravaged the state since May 3, leaving at least 75 dead and over 300 injured.

  • Man Arrested For Robbing Pregnant Woman at Knife Point in Hyderabad

    Man Arrested For Robbing Pregnant Woman at Knife Point in Hyderabad

    The Jubilee Hills police solved the armed robbery case of a pregnant woman by holding her hostage which was reported earlier this month, and arrested one person on Tuesday. Cash of Rs.9.5 lakh and a knife was recovered.

  • SI and Constable Final Results Out

    SI and Constable Final Results Out

    The Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board (TSLPRB) on Tuesday announced the results of the eight Final Written Exams (FWEs) conducted for the posts of SI and PC level posts with 84.06 per cent candidates qualifying the exams.

  • CPI To Campaign With Slogan “BJP Hatao Desh Ko Bachao”

    CPI To Campaign With Slogan “BJP Hatao Desh Ko Bachao”

    CPI National Executive Committee member Chada Venkat Reddy said that his party will conduct huge public meetings with the slogan “BJP hatao Desh Ko Bachao” at Kothagudem on June 4.

  • Truck Driver Killed In Road Crash

    Truck Driver Killed In Road Crash

    In a freak mishap, a truck driver died on the spot and another person was injured after the truck he was driving went out of control and crashed into a stationary car near prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural university in Rajendranagar today.

Now you can get the latest stories from Indtoday on Telegram every day. Click the link to subscribe.  Click to follow Indtoday’s Facebook page and Twitter and Instagram. For all the latest Hyderabad News updates

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.