Telangana’s pilot project of India’s first mobile e-voting was a success, despite a few technical issues during voter registration. On Wednesday, the project was used during the Municipal Corporation elections in Khammam.
According to the application, 60% of voters were registered on the first attempt, while others required two or three attempts. Between October 8 and 18, the voter registration period was open, and all voter information was successfully uploaded.
Adarsh Surabhi, a Khammam Municipal officer, said of the success of the mobile e-voting app, “While 3,830 voters registered for the mobile e-voting, 2,128 cast votes.” Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., people could vote. According to The Times of India, “90 percent of total voters gave the app a good rating, and 80 percent thought it was user-friendly.” The Telangana government created the app to help senior citizens, differently abled people, and patients who are unable to visit a polling station.
Telangana State Election Commission and the Telangana Department of Information Technology, Electronics, and Communications (ITE&C) collaborated on the initiative. On October 6, the Telangana government formally launched the app.