In a first, for voters without ID cards, here is help from Google, Delhi Election Commission

By: | Updated: November 20, 2017 5:14 PM

Delhi Election Commission has tied up with Google in a way that the tech giant will register the name and address of the voter and the polling stations can allow the person to vote even without the voter ID card.

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Delhi Election Commission has collaborated with Google to help voters who do not have a voter ID card. Delhi election commission has tied up with Google in a way that the tech giant will register the name and address of the voter and the polling stations can allow the person to vote even without the voter ID card. The program which is still in its pilot phase will be out very soon. While speaking to Dainik Bhaskar, SDM Sandip Dutta said that the voter’s name, address, post office, will be attached to Google. The Legislative Assembly areas in which this step is to be taken are Patparganj, Rohini, Badli, Matia Mahal and Malviya Nagar. As per the report, the election commission has kept November 30 as its targetted date to accomplish this task.

In this collaboration with Google, Delhi election commission has said, “If one wants to add a family member to the voter’s list then, BLO (Booth Level Officer) will visit your home and add the family member to the list. This is the first time in India that such a step has been taken.”

Such a step taken by the Election Commission is likely to make people’s lives easier. The process regarding the same has not been out yet but details of the same can be expected soon. This is going to help a lot of people who fail to vote as they do not have a voter ID card.

In other news, on November 14, the Election Commission had refused to clear the Gujarat BJP’s advertisement to be telecast with the word “Pappu”. The Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has said that the word it targetted at him.

On Friday, November 17, the Election Commission put an end to the symbol row within Janata Dal (United). The EC recognised the group to reserve ‘arrow’ poll symbol.

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