Remote EVM ready to help migrants vote outside States: EC

The machines can handle multiple constituencies from a single remote polling booth; panel to demonstrate prototype’s functioning on Jan. 16

The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday announced the development of a prototype of a multi-constituency remote electronic voting machine (RVM) to enable remote voting by migrant voters.

The machines can handle multiple constituencies from one remote booth.

The EC invited all recognised political parties — eight national and 57 State parties — to a demonstration of the prototype on January 16. The panel has already shared a concept note with them on the legal, operational, administrative and technological challenges. The commission urged the parties to submit their views by January 31.

Opposing the proposal, the Congress said the move could seriously “undermine trust in the electoral system”.

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