Now you register your voter ID online. The online system will encourage more people to vote in elections.
After completing the registration, you will still need to visit District Election Commission, District Administration Office, and Local Administration Office. The government says it is required to verify your authenticity.
The online system is ready however, you will need to wait for a few days to be able to register. The system will be online in days, Gorkhapatra writes.
The Election Commission spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel says, “The commission has prepared the software the system. Pre-listing is in the final stage.” He also informed that people can start registering themselves within 10 days.
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The online software has cost 1.7 million (17 lakh NPR).
Once it starts, you will be able to complete your registration for the voter’s ID at your convenience on the go.
At the moment, the commission is registering voters through the biometric voter’s registration system (BVRS). But the system is being upgraded.
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The online voter enrollment will reduce workload by 70 percent
After the online system kickstarts, the enrollment workload will reduce by up to 70 percent.
The software will allow you to submit all the necessary details from your smartphone. After submitting personal details and documents, a unique ID number will be issued to the applicant on the provided mobile number. Based on the unique number, the commission will process biometric verification and register you as a voter.
The spokesman Poudel shared that the public will get relief from the online registration system. However, they must visit concerned offices for authentication.
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Deputy Secretary of the Information Technology Branch of the Commission, Aadesh Khadka, has informed that the enrollment software will be launched in a few days. The commission has spent around Rs 1.7 million on the software.
If the location has been an impediment to becoming a voter, then you will be able to register your voter ID online after over a week online. But does the requirement to visit offices for verification totally ruin the convenience that comes with the online service? Share with us in the comments below.