Ahead of Karnataka Polls, EC Launches 3 Mobile Apps for Voters 

The theme for the upcoming Karnataka assembly polls is “Inclusive, Accessible and Ethical Elections”.

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Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat and Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa, on Thursday, launched three mobile applications for voters ahead of the 12 May Karnataka Assembly elections.

The applications – Election Officers’ Directory, Model Code of Conduct Reporting and Election Quiz – allow the voters to find the contact numbers of the poll officers, report any violations of code of conduct, and get information on the polls.

Our aim is to ensure that no voter is left behind, as every vote is valuable and counts.
Om Prakash Rawat, Chief Election Commissioner

The poll panel had declared the Assembly elections on 27 March. The vote count will take place on 15 May.


On the second day of the poll panel’s visit to the state, its members reviewed arrangements for polling with the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) of the 30 districts across the state, an official statement said.

“All the District Electoral Officers were appraised of the use of VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) counting booth model prepared by the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar,” it said.

With a theme for the Assembly election, “Inclusive, Accessible and Ethical Elections”, the poll panel has been working on educating the voters in the city and across the state.

Through its Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programmes, the poll panel aims to push the citizens for better participation in the electoral process and to voluntarily register and ethically vote in the elections.

In a bid to educate voters, the city’s civic corporation has put up about 100 hoardings across the city bearing messages on electoral participation.

The poll panel is also holding various Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and VVPAT awareness campaigns in the state. Rawat on Thursday flagged off eight vehicles that will travel through the state with election awareness content. A photo exhibition displaying the evolution of electoral process in the country has also been unveiled at Chitrakala Parishad in the city centre.

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