Observer supervises EVM preparation in Budgam, visits polling booths

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BUDGAM: The Election Observer, Mr. Harbhupinder Singh Nanda visited 02-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, Budgam today.
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were prepared for all five assembly constituencies in the district. The defective units were replaced from the reserve randomly by Observer in presence of District Election Officer, Budgam, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Shah and representatives of political parties.
The Observer was informed that 37 Micro Observers have been appointed for a total of 540 polling booths in Budgam and 5 have been kept reserve for emergency purpose.
The Observer visited Khansahib Assembly segment which has 107 polling booths. He also paid a visit to polling station number 16-Khansahib-A and 17-Khansahib-B located in Government Boys Higher Secondary School. Arrangements for webcasting have been made at both the polling stations.
Assistant Returning Officers apprised the Observer that the polling station number 50-Lattar Chadura and 42-Kaich Razgir have been set up as model polling stations.
A meeting with Micro Observers of the district is scheduled for April 26, 2014.

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  • April 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    A Software Powerhouse ?

    Yesterday , when I went to polling booth , there was a chaos , with a number of people complaining that their names were missing from the Electoral Rolls ( Voter Lists )

    As per news-reports , in Mumbai alone , some 50,000 people returned home without casting their votes – including Deepak Parekh !

    Then there are some 300 million people who will simply won’t walk down to the nearest polling booths , and wait for 1 hour to cast their votes ( – assuming that some 40 % of the 814 million eligible voters do not exercise their right to vote )

    WHY ?

    Going out to vote is becoming a big hassle


    Sure , if Central Government and the Election Commission care to implement my suggestion for developing a mobile App ( – I called it , VotesApp / see .. )

    Or , just type in Google , ” VotesApp ”


    > No need for 930,000 polling booths / EVMs / Ink / Papers etc
    Every voter’s own mobile becomes a miniature EVM !

    > Nor any need to deploy 1,100,000 people to conduct the polls

    > No need for millions of Police / Military personnel

    > No need for months of advance preparations, across entire country

    > Voting can be completed in just ONE day – instead of over 6 weeks –
    and results can be declared next day !

    > Voting could be 95 % or more !

    > No worry for booth-capture / bogus voting

    > No worry for any terrorist attacks

    > Enormous saving of time for Voters

    > No need to declare a public holiday – costing thousands of crores
    worth of production

    > Central Government will save, at least , Rs 2,000 Crores .

    If business-friendly BJP government comes to power , it would not
    hesitate to earn Rs 20,000 crores , by enabling 15 million Indian
    businesses to advertise to 814 million voters , thru this mobile VotesApp –
    sharply targeting by Gender / Age / Marital Status / City / Street /
    Education / Income etc

    > No need for Central Government to stop taking even routine decisions

    If a tiny country like Estonia ( population 1.6 million ) can elect its Members of Parliament thru a VotesApp type mobile App , why can’t we ?

    Already 900+ million Indians have mobiles – all of which , will soon become Smart Phones

    And we call our country , a ” Software Powerhouse ” !

    * hemen parekh ( 25 April 2014 / Mumbai )


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