District Election Officer, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today held a press conference regarding the launch of Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) for upcoming general elections 2019.
While briefing the media persons, DEO said Election Commission of India has launched this programme for the citizens for verification of their names, new registrations, changes in the voter details and corrections in the voter I Cards, if any, for the upcoming general elections 2019. He highlighted that a voter helpline number or district contact center with universal number 1950 has been made functional in the district for convenience of the electorates.
DEO said that the objective of the Election Commission of India is to ensure quality services to the voters to enable them cast their vote in a free and fair manner. In this regard, an android app cVIGIL has been devised to check any violation of Model Code of Conduct. The app has the ability to capture live photo/video with auto location data and any citizen can lodge their complaint through this app. After receiving the complaint, the nodal officers will investigate the matter and have to share the response with the complainant within the specified time period.
The DEO also elaborated on another app called PwD App launched to help the Persons with Disabilities exercise their franchise in a comfortable and convenient manner. The PwD voters now could request for registration, change in address, change in particulars and can mark themselves as PwD through the use of this mobile app. Besides, the PwD voter can also request for the wheelchair at his polling station through this app.