I’m referring to online voting, which is different from electronic (DRE voing machine) voting mechanisms.
Also, the more pertinent question of the hour is how a democracy (not just India, but all democratic nation states) can ensure free and fair elections and hopefully maximise voter turnouts in the process.
er, I never said that ‘vote-by-mobile-phone’ should be the only method.
The whole idea is to open up more avenues to cast one’s vote! People should be able to vote in a democracy — nationality is irrelevant, Period.
If you can save people’s productivity by saving them time of physically going to a…
The entire process can be anonymized.
The idea, as you mentioned, in part is about bringing convenience, saving time and increase accessibility. Oh, and saving a ton of paper too!
Sitting in the comfort of your house and casting your vote from your mobile phone has to become reality in the next…
Or better yet, vote-by-mobile-phone.
The idea itself has been around for quite sometime now. In fact, Sam Pitroda, chairman of the National Knowledge Commission, mooted the idea of casting your vote using your phone in world’s largest democracy. Probably the general elections here in India in 2024 could see that become reality once Aadhar (national ID scheme) becomes ubiquitous.