With an eye on the votes of the youth who become eligible for voting before the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has developed a smartphone app to help them enroll their names in the electoral rolls.
Testing of the app will start soon in the national capital. After the trial, the app will be launched in all the states in the next couple of months.
The app can be used for all kinds of smarphones — iPhones, BlackBerry, Windows-based phones as well as Android ones.
The app is almost ready and the trial would start soon, said Arvind Gupta, national head, Information Technology Cell of the BJP. “The new app will help youngsters turning 18 to enroll their names in the electoral roll before the next general election. After its trial run in the national capital, it would be launched across the nation in a phased manner well before the parliamentary elections,” he said.
The initiative was launched after BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi termed the constitutional right of voting as the biggest gift to the youth on their 18th birthday. Modi also urged people to help youngsters to get enrolled in the electoral list. “If you want a strong nation, strong government in Delhi, make sure you are registered to vote if you are aged above 18. Help people who have the attained the age of 18 to become registered voters,” Modi had said.
Voter enrollment apps developed by the BJP will help tech savvy youngsters to find out their polling station and the nearest voter registration centre. “Along with details about polling station, our app would also provide necessary assistance in filling registration form online,” Gupta told dna.