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India: Maharashtra Plans to Introduce E-Voting in Local Civic Bodies
Source: egovonline.net
Source Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: India
Created: Nov 15, 2010

Maharashtra Government is planning to introduce e-Voting in the local civic bodies, with the aim to increase number of voters."The state election commission is planning to introduce e-Voting soon considering possibilities that youths preferred internet. The outstationed people can also use it and senior citizens can avoid long queues,"an official from the state election commission said.

A meeting headed by the state election commissioner Neela Satyanarayanan and additional chief secretary Chand Goyal was held in this regard."The officials discussed about how to start e-voting system from next year civic polls and hurdles in implementing it,"the official said.Also the issue of security of the system was debated in the meeting, he said.Neighbouring state Gujarat, which recently started the system for the civic body polls, however, received poor response.
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