Voters in India Offered Election Points on the Go With Google Maps
Indian electors can now locate their polling station and access other electoral information online using Google maps, and official said here on Saturday.
“Electors can now locate online the polling stations where they are supposed to cast their vote. They can do so by visiting the election commission or state chief electoral officer’s website,” Tripura chief electoral officer Ashutosh Jindal said. “Google maps would automatically provide the exact location of the polling station the voters are looking for.” he added.
The official said polling station locations in the national capital territory of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman and div, Sikkim, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura have already been plotted on Google maps. Except the favorite tourist location they have also plotted various hotels and exotic points for tourism. “Polling stations of the rest of the country are being plotted gradually and will be available very soon on the websites,” he said.
Users can select their district, constituency and polling station names from drop-down lists to see polling stations locations of the selected area. Users can even activate the satellite image layer and even see the polling station and the roads leading to it. The electoral roads, name and mobile phone numbers of the chief electoral officer, electoral registration officer and both level officer can also be known from the Google map.
Earlier, electors had to visit various offices to get the electoral information and detail about the officials involved in the election process. “The basic electoral information now can be known within a minute. It is hassle free and it’s for everyone to use.” Jindal said.
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