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EC puts in place mobile app to help locate polling booths

EC puts in place mobile app to help locate polling booths

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, May 11, 2018: The Election Commission has developed a mobile phone-based application to help voters locate their polling booth easily. They can download the ‘Chunavana’ app and get access to details of polling stations and of the particular constituency.


polling booths

The app would help access polling booths easily. Similarly, voters could get the details of the booth by sending an SMS of EPIC details to 9731979899. The message format should be – ‘EPIC (Space) Voter ID Card No. XXXXXXX’.

“We have distributed EPIC to most voters. If the voter has not got it, he can exercise his right by carrying any photo-identity card on polling day, provided his or her name is in the final voters’ list,” he said.

The DK DC administration had taken enough measures to curb illegal measures to woo voters. “We have booked cases with regard to violations of the model code of conduct. Excise Department officials have booked another cases. So far we have seized Rs. 1.42 crore in cash,” it was stated.

Thousands of polling officials will be on duty on May 12. “In case of any untoward incident at any polling booth, the officials can contact either the police control room (100) or the control room in the DC’s office. The staff at the control rooms will convey the message to the officers in charge of the area,” he said.

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