Karnataka CEC developes new software

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Bangalore, Feb 13 (UNI) Karnataka State Election Commission has developed a new software in an attempt to make the electoral roles a fool proof, State Chief Electoral Officer R Ramaseshan said today.

Addressing a press conference here, he said that the newly developed software would be put to trail at Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu State.

The Chief Election Commission had approved the software called 'State Enhanced Electoral Roll system', after it was demonstrated in a presentation made recently in New Delhi. Once it is proved a success in Krishnagiri steps would be taken to introduce the same in the country, he said.

Detailing the salient features of the software, he said that it enabled the electoral role accessible to public at any given time.

People in urban areas could get their names included in the voters list online. Data entry could be made at village level. This would help decentralise enrolement work to large extent, he asid.

Replying to a question, he said that six software developers had together developed the software for SEC after eight months of hardwork.

However, the software cannot be used for the ongoing electoral roll revision in Karnataka since it had to undergo trail, jointly conducted by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in Krishnagiri.

The date of trial is yet to be decided, he added.

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