Maha plans to introduce e-voting in local civic bodies

With a view to increase number of voters, Maharashtra Government is planning to introduce e-voting in the local civic bodies.

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2010, 00:17 AM IST

Mumbai: With a view to increase number of voters, Maharashtra Government is planning to introduce e-voting in the local civic bodies.

"The state election commission is planning to introduce e-voting soon considering possibilities that youths preferred internet. The out stationed 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 here today 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.

PTI