Election Commission (EC) has sought to help voters in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh to find the nearest polling stations on internet.
“Instead of locating the polling station here and there, just visit the commission’s website and type your address or place you are interested to visit. Google Maps will automatically provide a list of nearby polling stations,” Additional State Electoral Officer P. L. Negi told IANS. He said information about the direction of that particular polling station would also be provided.
As many as 45.9 lakh voters will cast their ballots on Nov 4 at 7,253 polling stations across the state. Polling information like election officials, number of voters and electoral rolls will also available online, he added. Election officials said the hill state is to become the country’s first state to have this voter-friendly online facility.
Earlier, the polling information was available only on manual maps. “We had to rely on manual maps to identify the route of a particular polling station but now the information is available online. It’s for everyone to use,” officer on special duty (elections) Neeraj Sharma said.