Know the queue at polling booth via SMS
Do you want to vote, but are afraid of standing in long queues? Help is at hand.chandigarh Updated: Mar 21, 2014 07:49 IST
Do you want to vote, but are afraid of standing in long queues? Help is at hand.
The Chandigarh election department has launched an SMS-based application to help voters know the details of the polling station that they would be voting on April 10 and also the status of the queue.
UT home secretary-cum-chief election-officer Anil Kumar launched the service at the UT Guest House on Thursday.
He told mediapersons that voters could know the waiting time at their respective polling stations by sending an SMS to mobile number 9216164606 and the position would be replied back.
Chandigarh voters will have to SMS BTH < Voter I Card number to this mobile number and he/she would be sent details of the polling station along with a message.
On the polling day, the message from the department would convey the number of people already in the queue, as per the last update. A voter would also be able to know the schedule of the elections, contesting candidates and counting status.