Former CECs flag political hurdles, security concerns over e-voting

16th Oct,2021

Former CECs flag political hurdles, security concerns over e-voting

Former Chief Election Commissioners (CEC) have raised a number of concerns about online voting and remote voting, ranging from ballot secrecy to bringing political parties on board, at a time when the Telangana State Election Commission is planning an e-voting experiment and the Election Commission of India is also looking into remote voting. The State Government stated last week that the Telangana SEC would conduct a smartphone app-based online voting trial. The ECI, on the other hand, stated last year that it was looking into the possibility of remote voting for electors who were unable to reach their registered polling stations; however, this could entail voting from a different location set up by the authorities rather than voting from home via the Internet.