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Machines for migrants

Inclusion of migrant voters is important

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Business Standard Editorial Comment Mumbai
An all-party meeting that was held by the Election Commission of India (ECI) earlier this week and which was meant to demonstrate the use and utility of a remote voting machine to enfranchise migrant voters was essentially stopped in its tracks by strong objections from multiple Opposition parties. This attempt to introduce the machine to the political class followed some years of study by the ECI on how the problem of migrant votes could be addressed. Late last year, the Commission indicated it had worked out how multi-constituency remote electronic voting could be conducted through the development of a prototype

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First Published: Jan 19 2023 | 10:59 PM IST

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