The state of Telangana on Wednesday said it has developed the India's first smartphone-based e-voting solution. It has been developed after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world.
This solution has been perfectly developed and even initial tests have been conducted. A special dry run is being organized and will be conducted in the form of a dummy election in Khammam district.
Voters can register themselves on the application open from 8-18 October and while the dummy voting will be taking place on 20 October.
While the initial scope was available for only small number of citizens, the dry run is open for all citizens of the district.
According to the release, this initiative has been taken by the Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) with the support of the Emerging Technologies Wing of the Telangana state's IT Department, and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC).
The technical development has been directed by an expert committee which comprised Professor Rajat Moona, Director of IIT Bhilai and Technical advisor to Election Commission of India, and professors from IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi.
The initiative was planned to enable the facility of 'e-voting' to certain section of voters such as Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities, citizens employed in notified essential services, sick people, polling personnel and IT Professional etc.