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Voters who outside from homes can now cast their votes remotely, no need to travel back to home states: Election Commission

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced a prototype Multi-Constituency Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM) of remote voting for the convenience of migrant voters.

Which can handle multiple constituencies from a single remote polling booth. So, migrant voters need not travel back to their home states to vote.

Facility will be provided to such voters who live away from their home and have to go to their home state to vote.

The Election Commission said in the press note, “The Election Commission of India has started work on providing remote voting facility to the citizens settled elsewhere in the country from home town due to employment, education or other reasons.” It will be possible to vote for your home/native constituency from anywhere in the country.

“Overseas voters will be relieved from the hassle of going back to their home state/city for voting. The Commission has developed a prototype Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM), which can conduct polling in 72 constituencies from a single remote polling booth, according to the press statement.

The Election Commission has prepared a Remote Voting System (RVM) for voters living away from home. EC announced this on Thursday. With the help of a Remote Electronic Voting Machine i.e. RVM, now a voter living away from home, in another city and state will be able to cast his vote in the Assembly/Lok Sabha elections. That means he will not have to come to his house for voting. The commission will give a live demonstration of this RVM to all political parties on 16th January, it added.

The Election Commission has also invited political parties for the demonstration of this machine..

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