Election: Preparation begins to start online voting for NRIs

After linking the voter list with the Aadhar card, the Election Commission has started working on online voting. Earlier this option would be for NRIs.

The commission says that when we transfer money online, do stock trading, pay income tax, book rail / air tickets, do many things including online entrance examinations, then why can’t we vote. For this, the commission is working on a solid system. The urban voter does not come out to vote, but if there is an online system, he will definitely vote. Right now only 60 choose the government in the country, the rest do not vote. Migrants will be selected for online voting because they are tech savvy and alert citizens.

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said during Question Hour in Loksabha on Friday that the Center is considering giving online voting rights to Indians working abroad. Rijiju, in response to a question on ‘migrant’ voting rights raised by Congress member K Muraleedharan, said, “I have already told the Election Commission that we will make provisions and suggest that we give our people living outside the country.” How will you give permission to cast your vote?

“But before making any announcement, we have to ensure safety, transparency and security from any malpractice or misuse,” Rijiju said. Responding to another question on ‘One Nation, One Voter ID’, the minister said, ‘The government is contemplating taking steps in this direction… to prevent fraudulent voting, and have a single voter list,’ Which will be followed by all the states. There is a possibility that such electoral reforms will help prevent bogus voting.

“Linking Aadhaar with the voter list is one way. As of now, linking of Aadhaar with voter list is voluntary. Our aim is to ensure ‘One Nation, One Voter List’ to check bogus voting and ensure a clean voting process. Replying to a question raised by Congress member Manish Tewari, Rijiju said whether the source code of EVMs remains with the company that manufactures them or is it passed to the Election Commission, it is like appointment of judges. Is.

“Judges are appointed by the government, but once they are appointed, they become independent. No one should question EVMs and make any guesses.