What is the “Remote Voting Project” by Election Commission of India?

What is the News?

As per Election Commission, the remote voting project would be launched soon.

What is the Remote Voting Project?

  • A remote voting project will enable a voter to cast his or her franchise from any polling station in the country. It will remove the compulsion on voting only at the polling station, where the person is registered.
  • This program would help lakhs of voters who live outside their home constituencies for work or education.
  • The project is being developed by the IIT-Madras using blockchain technology.

What is an e-EPIC?

  • It is an Electronic version of the Electoral Photo Identity Card(EPIC). It would be a non-editable PDF version of the EPIC. Furthermore, it can be downloaded on the phone and stored on the DigiLocker app or printed from a computer.
  • All general voters who have valid EPIC numbers would be able to download the Electronic version of the Electoral Photo Identity Card.

Source: The Hindu

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