Election Commission Launches 3 Mobile Apps To Guide Voters In Karnataka Polls

| April 6 , 2018 , 12:26 IST

Ahead of the high-stakes state assembly elections in Karnataka, one of the few bastions of the Congress party, the Election Commission of India on Thursday launched 3 mobile applications to aid the voters ahead of the polls on May 12.

Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat and Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa launched the three applications Election Officers' Directory, Model Code of Conduct Reporting and Election Quiz.

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The 'Election Officers' Directory' app would provide details and contact numbers of polls officers, the 'Model Code of Conduct Reporting' app gives a platform for people to report any violations of code of conduct and the 'Election Quiz' app gives information on the polls.

"Our aim is to ensure that no voter is left behind, as every vote is valuable and counts," said Rawat on the occasion.

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The announcement was made on the second day of the poll panel's visit to Karnataka where its members reviews arrangements for the elections with the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) of the 30 districts of the state.

"All the District Electoral Officers were appraised of the use of VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) counting booth model prepared by the state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar," said the Election Commission in a statement.

The Karnataka state assembly elections for 224 seats is set to take place on May 12, with the counting on May 15. Both the ruling Congress and BJP have been conducting extensive campaigning in the state.