Election Commission launches ECI App for Upcoming Elections
The new app features all the information regarding election dates, polling booths, electioneering, and voter facilitation in a bid to enable more transparency and citizen involvement in the upcoming polls
Election Commission of India on Wednesday has released an integrated mobile app called ECI Apps in the wake of assembly elections in fives states. The new app features all the information regarding election dates, polling booths, electioneering, and voter facilitation in a bid to enable more transparency and citizen involvement in the upcoming polls.
"ECI Apps Suite is another step by the Election Commission of India towards conducting the elections in a manner that's fair, efficient and easily accessible to all the stakeholders of democracy, namely- citizens, electors, candidates, political parties, election officials and the media," the ECI App's description on Google Play read. "ECI Apps Suite aims to integrate, organise and streamline all the ECI Web and mobile apps and utilities under a single mobile application."
Using the app, users can also peruse the trends and results on the counting day, i.e., March 11.
As said in the description, the ECI App Suite has three broad functions- to provide all the commonly used functionalities within the app, act as a store for various other apps that can be installed/uninstalled via this suite, and also act as communication mode for proactively pushing relevant information to the various stakeholders.
Inside the app, there are six options to browse- Elector, Election Office, Citizen, Candidate, Media and Political Party. By selecting an option, you can be in a role you're preferring to view as. Since it's inception on Google Play, the app has been downloaded more than 100 times. An app for iOS platform is likely to be released soon.
By going to Google Play, you can easily download the Apps suite.
Five Indian states- Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh are going for votes starting February. The counting day as per ECI, is March 11.