- Election Commission strict on candidates with criminal background
- Complete details of the candidate can be found on Know Your Candidate app
- EC urges people to use cVIGIL app
The Election Commission today announced the dates for the elections to be held in five states by holding a press conference. Along with this, he also told that the Election Commission has made some preparations for the elections to be held on time and smoothly. In these, the Election Commission has made available online facilities and many important IT tools and apps for Indian voters.
Online enrollment facility for the candidate
The Election Commission informed that they have also given the facility of online nomination for the candidate. He said that we want the candidates going to the polls to enroll online, so that there is no physical contact and the online facility can be used properly.
Election Commission strict on candidates with criminal background
On candidates with criminal background, the Election Commission said that every voter has every right to know about the background of his candidate. For this, candidates with criminal background should publish criminal information about themselves in the newspaper or news channel thrice during the campaign. Also, it will be necessary for the party to upload the details of these candidates on the home page of their website. Also, give the reason why they chose these candidates with criminal background instead of candidates without criminal background. These details will have to be made available within 48 hours of the candidate’s selection.
Know Your Candidate App
The details of these candidates with criminal background along with other candidates will also be available on the app named Know Your Candidate. Through this app, voters can get complete information about their candidate. This app is made by Election Commission itself.
The Election Commission said that Suvidha App has been made for all parties. Through this app, political parties can choose their campaign area and get space permission for it. For this they will not need to go to any government office. They can get permission through this app.
The Election Commission has also made available the PWD app so that differently-abled people can also use their franchise properly. Through this app, people with disabilities can demand wheel chair, free transport facility and other facilities for voting, so that they can also vote easily.
The Election Commission also mentioned the most important app cVIGIL. He called this app Jan Bhagidari App, which is very important for every election. Everyone can use this app. By downloading it, the Election Commission can be informed about everything here. Any incident of violation of election protocol such as distribution of free things, distribution of money or liquor can be sent here after taking photographs. He said that the commission will get the information about the place itself and the officials will take action on it in 100 minutes. This tool gives the public the power to clean up the system. He also said that we urge people to use this app.