With a view to increase number of voters, Maharashtra government is planning to introduce e-voting in local civic bodies.
"The state election commission is planning to introduce e-voting soon considering possibilities that youths preferred internet. The outstationed people can also use it and senior citizens can avoid long queues," an official from the state election commission said.
A meeting headed by the state election commissioner Neela Satyanarayanan and additional chief secretary Chand Goyal was held here today in this regard.
"The officials discussed about how to start e-voting system from next year civic polls and hurdles in implementing it," the official said.
Also the issue of security of the system was debated by the officials in the meeting, he said.
Neighbouring state Gujarat, recently started the system for the local civic body polls, however, received poor response.