A small segment of the world’s largest democracy is set to test a whole new way of exercising its electoral franchise: through a smartphone app.
On Oct. 20, nearly 113,000 voters of Khammam, a district in India’s newest state, will take part in a dry run for the country’s first smartphone-based e-voting exercise organised by the Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC). The polling body is using artificial intelligence and blockchain ledger technology for its experiment.
The registration for voting in the dry run will remain open on Oct. 8-18, TSEC said in an Oct. 6 (Wednesday) press release.
The ‘TSEC eVote’ Android app, to be used for the dry run, is a Security Hardened Mobile App to prevent tampering and also binds a device ID & phone number to a specific citizen registration process such that only the same device can be used during voting. https://t.co/GteAI39TX4
— Emerging Technologies Govt. of Telangana (@EmergingTechTS) October 6, 2021
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