Indian-Americans unveil smartphone app for voter registration

Written by PTI | Washington | Updated: Dec 24 2013, 15:17pm hrs
AppIndian-American youths have developed a smart phone app "Vote for a Better India" for voter registration. Express photo
Indian-American youths in US have developed a smart phone application to help the unregistered voters in India, in particular youths, to register their names in the electoral rolls.

The android app "Vote for a Better India" was unveiled over the weekend at an event "Big Ideas for a Better India" organised by the 'Overseas Volunteer for Better India

(OVBI)', which among others was addressed by the eminent spritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living.

The android app will be used to power Voteathon - an inter college voter registration competition that is expected to have over 10,000 participating colleges with the goal of registering over 30 million voters, the event organisers said.

In his address Sri Sri Ravi Shankar emphasised on increasing the voting percentage during elections. Referring to the high voter turnout in the recently held Assembly

elections, he called for increasing the turn out to 95 per cent.

The OVBI, in a statement, called upon the non-resident Indians to register themselves to vote and travel to India for a fortnight to contribute to voter education drive. It also

urged them to encourage their family and friends to vote for a better India.