Now, peppy song to attract voters in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Renowned film actor, Yogaraj Bhat, will compose a peppy song on behalf of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to encourage young voters to exercise their franchise in elections to the Legislative Assembly on May 12. 

Mr Bhat sent out a small message saying his team will unveil the song in the public domain soon.

Besides him, former Indian Test skipper Rahul Dravid, brand ambassador of ECI, will do his bit on informing voters about the need to participate in the election process and to exercise the right to vote. "Rahul Dravid will be the state election icon," Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) Sanjiv Kumar told reporters here.


Officials said IT and other initiatives taken by the CEO office for the elections include GPS based vehicle tracking of flying squads, GIS enabled complete database of polling stations and digital maps, Digital Atlas of all polling station areas and assembly constituencies. 

For persons with disability, complete mapping of voters  and their requirements and making available all required  facilities including wheel chair booking would done, they said. 

Transfer facilitation and certification system for  ensuring code of conduct on transfer and posting of officers involved in elections, SMS based Polling Station Access, App Based Polling Station Access and navigation, Queue status facility on poll day for a few polling stations with higher voter population are among the other initiatives. 

Web casting of 3,000 to 6,000 polling stations based on  feasibility and sensitivity will be done, Kumar said, adding  that work was on for integration of election monitoring  facilities under one platform. 

There will also be GIS based tracking and swift intervention on critical complaints, he added. 

On maintenance of law and order, he said police have been directed to execute all pending 42,815 Non Bailable Warrants immediately. 


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