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ETPBS to facilitate service voters: ACEO

Additional Chief Electoral Officer Rupali Thakur said here today that Election Department was making every effort to make election process smooth and more efficient so that no voter is left behind. She said that the department is providing proper training to the District Election Officers (DEOs), Returning Officers (ROs), Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) and I.T. Nodal Officers.

Rupali Thakur said that today a training programme through Video Conferencing was organized by the State Election Department in which State IT Programmer of the department Birender Chauhan interacted with the EROs and ROs of Dharamshala and Pachhad Assembly Constituencies, besides IT Nodal Officers regarding Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS).

 She said that in this interactive session, various topics such as creation of e-Postal Ballot, usage of offline desktop application provided by Election Commission of India (ECI), pre-counting of e-Postal Ballots were discussed in detail. Postal Ballot will be transmitted through Electronic means to the service voters and it will enable the entitled service voters to cast their vote using an electronically received postal ballot from anywhere outside their constituency.

Additional CEO said that ETPBS has been developed by ECI with the help of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) for the use of the service voters for which the secrecy is maintained through use of OTP and PIN and no duplication of casted ETPB is possible due to the unique QR code printed on each e-Postal Ballot of service voters.

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