True Voter: A Mobile App to Help Voters find Wards, Booths

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) along with the State Election Commission has created an application which voters can use before the 2017 polls. The application called as True Voter, will help citizens find their electoral wards, polling booths and voter ID numbers.

The application is available for Android phone users and it is in the process of integrating the data,. It can be used by the first week of February while the elections are likely to be held in the second week of February.

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The BMC undertook the delimitation process during which boundaries of 90% of the existing 227 electoral wards were changed. In such a situation, when citizens are unsure of their wards, the application will be of benefit.

A Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping individual houses surveyed by BMC will also be integrated in this new application. The peripheral buildings have been integrated with the application for citizens to find their voting booths.

The civic body recently undertook the task of surveying the registered voters in the city. The aim of the survey was to bifurcate the electoral rolls.

As per the survey, Mumbai has 87 lakh registered voters in the city and another 3 lakh new voters were added to the list. The survey was taken as a precaution against allegations of bogus voters and duplication’s.

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