Delhi elections are nearing as we speak. The entire national capital is abuzz with numerous campaigns and debates by various political parties, people are still making up their mind. Well, no matter who you vote for & even if you're still undecided, you'll be excited to know that there is a new and cooler way to cast your vote this election season.
Those who live in Delhi can now use unique QR codes to cast their respective votes. This new tech friendly method of vote casting has been adopted by 11 constituencies in the national capital.
What's the update?
Delhi is all set to conduct its assembly elections and it seems, to incorporate technology into the fairly outdated election process. This new incorporation will allow electors to show a unique QR code on their smart phones if they forget to collect their voters' slip.
The facility has been given to each of the 11 districts hence the scans will be available in only 11 of the 70 assembly constituencies in Delhi.
How will it work?
Often voters are deprived of their constitutional right to cast their vote because they don't receive or forget to collect their voter's slip. To avoid such a case, the Election Commission has launched a new service where voters can now download a unique QR code from the Voters Helpline App for their identification.
This facility can be used by those who do not have a voter's slip at the poll booth. The voters will then be allowed to carry their smart phones to the polling booths. They can then show their downloaded QR codes for scanning before proceeding to cast their votes. Though phones will not be allowed inside the polling compartment.
If a network error occurs and somehow the voters are unable to download their QR codes, phone will not be allowed inside the polling booth. In such a case the election commission will have lockers put at booths, where phones can be submitted before and collected after casting the vote.
This new step is not only technologically advanced but also allows more people to practice their franchise. Other than this, the poll booths will also be equipped for the differently abled voters while the absentee voters and citizens above 80 can cast their votes via Postal Ballots.