Comments on: Voting via SMS in the election: reality or fantasy? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Indiasms http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/comment-page-1/#comment-10786 Wed, 07 Oct 2009 08:00:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=960#comment-10786 Well its not a good idea. Coz in the country like INDIA a single person may hold 2 – 3 mobile number with him. If there is voting via SMS the counting no. of VOTES may get increase. And it may cause double counting system. And the EC cannot grant the permission for such voting. Coz the mobile no not show any VOTER ID no. or any identity of the person.

Well the EC has to think about the another idea for voting which is easy for people and the people may easily vote the candidate without standing in a Que.

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By: Murali http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/comment-page-1/#comment-6849 Wed, 13 May 2009 02:31:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=960#comment-6849 Indeed a good idea, with proper authorization of voters identity.
I voted today at Chennai and I wonder, if a complex Poll method can be digitalized, why could not the Government digitalizes the Voters Candidate checklist? At present, there is a member of EC checks for the voter (for identity and stuff) with a bundle of paper. If it is digitalized, it is very easy to find out the voter, who is mapped to that constitution and also can reduce the human error by a good percentage.
Yet again, there should be proper training given to EC member and well, I believe it is possible. Considering the IT boom in India. I assume most of the literate people in India knows how to operate a computer, if not it will not be a rocket mechanism to learn it.

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By: Sakshi Didwania http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/comment-page-1/#comment-6665 Wed, 06 May 2009 10:13:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=960#comment-6665 Anthony you should take a look at my colleague Madhu’s blog about the woes of casting his ballot. Seems like you will be away from your constituency this year.

http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/3 0/the-blue-blot-on-my-middle-finger/

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By: Sakshi Didwania http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/comment-page-1/#comment-6663 Wed, 06 May 2009 09:52:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=960#comment-6663 Unfortunately India does not have a system of voting via post. You have to be physically present in your constituency and have your name registered in the election list to cast your ballot.

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By: Antony http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/comment-page-1/#comment-6635 Tue, 05 May 2009 14:33:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=960#comment-6635 hi all,

Excellent Idea. It will be helpful for those who travel or not in the city.

But what about vote through post? Do we have it in India? If so, who can vote through post? Any idea…

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By: Amit Kumar Shaw http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/comment-page-1/#comment-6513 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:38:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=960#comment-6513 How can i vote on SMS

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By: Amit Daga http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/comment-page-1/#comment-6029 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 11:43:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=960#comment-6029 Hi To all,

I think very good and fruitfull debate has been done on this topic but i request to take it as a positive intiative to achive true democratic practice and participation. The matter of concern raised by many blogger is appreciable but that can be short out by a proper system in placed. Still I am optimistic to cast my vote one day by SMS and the good example of ESTONIA is welcome message and give us strength to think about this idea.

After all we all are in democracy need a concess for it..

Hai Na idea sir ji

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By: kapil http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/comment-page-1/#comment-6027 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:13:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=960#comment-6027 Great idea, sir-ji. So what if half the population has no access to cell phones. That half votes anyway. The other, lazy, `haves’ half will vote if it becomes as easy as SMSing.

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By: chameli http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/comment-page-1/#comment-5981 Thu, 16 Apr 2009 06:23:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=960#comment-5981 I think that the mobile phone can be a very powerful tool in democracy. If my phone can be flooded with meaningless messages from all parties with promises of what they will do in this election, why can’t I get back at them by not giving them my vote from the very same mobile phone? I hope the EC is listening (or at least reading)

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By: Sridhar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/14/voting-via-sms-in-the-election-reality-or-fantasy/comment-page-1/#comment-5980 Thu, 16 Apr 2009 06:19:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=960#comment-5980 A good idea and hopefully the EC takes some initiative to implement or try out in some smaller state level elections sooner.

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