Lok Sabha election 2019: All about EC’s Voter Helpline app
Voters can use the app to verify their name and personal information in the electoral roll, submit online forms for new voter registration, shifting to a different constituency, deletion or objection in the electoral roll, correction of entries and transposition within an assembly.Updated: Mar 20, 2019 20:07 IST
The Election Commission’s Voter Helpline mobile application, launched in February this year, has been designed as a “single point of service and information delivery” for voters across the country.
The Lok Sabha election 2019 will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19 and votes will be counted on May 23. Four states - Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim will also go to polls at the same time.
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“Election Commission of India has undertaken a new initiative by designing a Mobile Application for developing a culture of avid electoral engagement and making informed and ethical ballot decisions among citizens of the country,” the poll body has said.
The Voter Helpline app will also provide live data from the commission portal.
Voters can use the app to verify their name and personal information in the electoral roll, submit online forms for new voter registration, shifting to a different constituency, deletion or objection in the electoral roll, correction of entries and transposition within an assembly.
They can also register complaints related to electoral services and track their status. It also provides FAQs on voters, elections, electronic voting machines (EVMs) and results. Electoral officers can also look for services and resources on the app.
The app is currently available only for Android devices on the Google Play Store and can be installed and used on android version Jellybean and above. It has been downloaded 500,000 times till now.
Here’s how to download:
* Open the Google Play Store app on your device and search for Voter Helpline.
* The developer’s name should be Election Commission of India and the size of the app should be around 11MB.
* Hit the install button and wait for the app to download. Once the app is installed, it should be added to your list of apps. In case you can’t find the app, go to this link.
* Once you open the app, you will get a disclaimer. Accept the option to get into the app.
* The user interface is simple and the main page has tabs like Voter, Forms, Complaint, EVMs, Elections and Results.
* There are more options at the bottom with additional information under the Explore, Current, Gallery, Downloads, and Voter Helpline buttons.
First Published: Mar 12, 2019 17:30 IST