Gujarat SEC has been the first in the country to allow online voting facility for voters of eight municipal corporations areas of the state. This facility was first offered to voters in 2010, and this was the second election where voters could vote online. Political parties feel that SEC should make the procedure for online voting more simple and promote it among youths to popularise its use.

The Central Election Commission had recently sent its Election Commissioner A K Joti to learn about the e-voting platform of the SEC with a view to find out the possibilities of implementing it in assembly and Parliament elections.

Though over 20,000 people had applied for registration for e-voting in the six municipal corporation areas in 2015, but when it came to submitting their documents for verification only 1,310 voters completed the procedure, officials of SEC said.

"Out of 1,310 finally registered voters, 806 people voted online yesterday," they added. Experts feel that though the facility provided by the SEC is good, it needs to be popularised among youths.

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