[AI] E voting in Gujarat

Amar Jain amarjain2006 at gmail.com
Tue May 18 02:28:43 EDT 2010

It will be indeed interesting to see that how they ensure that only people 
from Gujrat are voating, how only one IP voats one time etc.
I guess the way is to type your voater id card no., which will prevent all 
unauthorized voating.
Lets wait and lets hope to hear from our Gujrat members about their voating 
experience once it gets established.
From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 11:36 AM
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Subject: [AI] E voting in Gujarat

> Times of India:
> AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government and state election commission have 
> decided to introduce e-voting in the next local body elections becoming 
> the first state in the country to enable citizens to cast their franchise 
> online.
> "This will be for the first time in the country that in any official 
> election the method of online voting via internet will be used, beginning 
> with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation polls scheduled in mid-October 
> followed by Rajkot, Vadodara, Surat, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar local body 
> elections," sec secretary, P H Shah said.
> "A task force has been formed to cover all the aspects of e-voting headed 
> by state election commissioner K C Kapoor," Shah said.
> Also, Gujarat's urban development department has issued a draft 
> notification asking for objections and suggestions on the issue last week, 
> he said.
> "The purpose for introduction of online voting is to make affluent class 
> people vote, who generally avoid going to polling booths and standing in 
> long queues to vote. Besides, youths will be attracted to vote in this 
> manner," he said.
> "We are planning to rope in top IT firms of the country to give end-to-end 
> services as it involves finer aspects like secrecy of vote, authenticity 
> of the voter and ensuring that no bogus voting takes place," Shah said.
> Regards
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