[AI] E voting in Gujarat

Renuka Warriar erenuka at gmail.com
Tue May 18 04:53:55 EDT 2010


Hope the v c community will not be neglected in the accessability point of view.
Renuka

On 5/18/10, Amar Jain <amarjain2006 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards
> --------------------------------------------------
> 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
>>
>> "Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God-- but to create
>> Him."
>>
>>                                        --Arthur C. Clarke
>>
>> (Rajesh Asudani)
>>
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