App to send video complaints of poll violations

The android application of TN Elections will help voters to stay updated with the latest developments in the State's election process.

Chennai: To get connected with mobile users, Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni on Monday launched a mobile app — TN elections. He also announced that voters can send poll violation video complaints through WhatsApp.

Election Commission has issued instructions to ensure maximum participation of public in the election process and mobile has now become an integral part of life and the app can be downloaded from Google store, he said.

The android application of Tamil Nadu Elections will help voters to stay updated with the latest developments in the State’s election process.

Besides the app, EC had also created a special number to file election-related complaints through WhatsApp. The public can easily remember the 10-digit mobile number (9444123456) and through this facility all complaints can be recorded through WhatsApp, he said.

Earlier in the day, Lakhoni who kick-started training for Returning Officers (ROs) in Chennai instructed poll officials to be cautious while permitting rallies and public meetings.

Officers on poll duty should ensure that the campaign and rallies did not affect public life and particularly the board examinations for students were underway and this had to be considered before issuing permission for political parties, he said.

He also pointed out minor mistakes that occur during election process starting from notification of polls, nominations, scrutiny and polling and alerted ROs and the possible errors to be averted. The ROs were also briefed on legal aspects related to nominations and election process. Above 60 ROs from all districts took part. They will, in turn, train the other ROs’ and assistant returning officers.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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