Goa First State to Send Postal Ballots Electronically to Service Voters
Posted on:24 Jan 2017 18:17:05
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24 January 2017 Current Affairs: Goa will become the first state in the country to opt for electronic transmission of postal ballots to service voters in the upcoming assembly polls, chief election commissioner (CEC) Syed Nasim Zaidi.
The returning officers will transfer the postal ballots to service voters by electronic means so that the service voters can download it, fill it and send it via e-mail to returning officer.
Goa has 822 service voters who are either in the defence, para-military forces or on diplomatic missions.
The CEC also said the commission has initiated few IT-based initiatives.
A total of 80 flying squads and 21 static surveillance teams are working round the clock, he said, adding that the vehicles engaged in poll works are fitted with GPS device.
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