'Voter-In-Queue’ app to operate in 30 urban assembly constituencies

'Voter-In-Queue’ app to operate in 30 urban assembly constituencies

Chandigarh. Haryana Chief Electoral Officer, Anurag Agarwal said that the target for the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 is to achieve up to 75 percent voting, compared to the previous Lok Sabha elections where 70 percent voting was recorded.

In this series, the Chief Electoral Officer's office, Haryana, has launched an app called 'Voters-in-Queue', through which voters can obtain information about the queue at polling centers from the comfort of their homes and can go to vote as the crowd decreases.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that for the upcoming elections on May 25, the ‘Voter-In-Queue’ app will be operational in 30 urban assembly constituencies as per the important decisions taken by the Election Commission. He further stated that the 30 urban assembly constituencies where the‘Voter-In-Queue’ app will be used include Panchkula, Ambala Cantonment, Ambala City, Jagadhri, Yamunanagar, Thanesar, Kaithal, Karnal, Panipat Rural, Panipat Urban, Sonipat, Jind, Fatehabad, Sirsa, Hisar, Dadri, Bhiwani, Rohtak, Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar, Narnaul, Rewari, Pataudi, Badshahpur, Gurgaon, Nuh, Palwal, Faridabad NIT, Badkhal, and Faridabad Assembly Constituency.

Through this, voters can see the live crowd at the polling centers on the day of the election, allowing them to go to the centre to vote according to their convenience. Many times, voters leave without casting their votes after seeing the crowd. But now, through this app, information about the polling centers will be available.

He informed that the Election Commission of India has also approved the use of the ‘Voter-In-Queue’ mobile app. Anurag Agarwal stated that on the mobile app, voters will feed information such as the name of their area, the name of the polling booth, the voter's name, etc., and they will receive an OTP.

Through this OTP, they can connect directly with the BLO at the booth. The BLO will update the app about the number of people standing in the queue every hour or half an hour. The app's primary advantage is that it will save voters time by eliminating the need to wait in long queues, he added.


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