e-ballot News

Decision 2019: In a first, armed force personnel to receive ballot papers digitally

In 2016, the Election Commission of India (ECI) introduced the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot and a web portal on which service personnel are required to register themselves and download and print ballots using one-time passwords.

Target 2024-25: Poll panel wants e-ballot for NRIs, service voters, begins trial

The e-voting system is expected to be rolled out in three steps.


Ministers’ panel to examine NRI voting rights

The PMO directed that the Inter-Ministerial Committee “examine the feasibility of extending the voting rights to migrant labourers/ workers within the country”.

EC all for allowing NRIs to vote through proxy, e-ballot

According to the EC, the e-postal ballot system has almost no risk of manipulation, rigging or violation of secrecy.