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Apart from new voters, there are also several voter-related categories regarding inclusion, modification, deletion and shifting of names under existing electoral rolls which are handled under various form categories. Though much of this can also be handled online, one is still compelled to make a physical visit to the nearest voter identity issuing centre. The point is that a voter should be ensured a trouble-free process either to register for the first time or to modify his or her details online. The online enrolment process for new registrations or corrections should be made an on-going process, without the voter being made to wait at the end of a five-year Assembly or Lok Sabha term. Also, as overseas voters still do not have a facility for online voting, the ECI should think of a strategy to conduct EVM-based polling in tandem with Indian Embassies and Consulates, and maybe even UN offices.

Varun S.D.,

Bengaluru

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