Today, voting system has reached to that level where apart from ballot papers many different forms of voting systems could be implemented. These forms of voting systems are e-voting, i-voting, r-voting and m-voting. There are some basic differences in all these forms. Here we are discussing all these forms in detail. When we talk about e-voting it simply means electronic voting system in which voting are done through electronic voting machines. Currently in India EVM are used in the voting process. That implies that e-voting is the system that is used across the country.
Features of e-voting system
- e-voting in India is the most common form of political elections.
- It is conducted through electronic voting machines.
- The voting machine works by the use of electricity
- Polling booths are required for conducting the elections.
- Huge manpower has to get involved in the voting process.
These features show us the light that there is only a slight technological upliftment when e-voting system is used instead of paper ballots and still there are lot development is needed. In that scenario, i-voting or m-voting system could be implemented.
Features of i-voting system
- If we can implement i-voting in India, then it can improve the election process.
- In this system voting is empowered by the internet.
- People can vote through website by using any device.
- Most of the time there is no need of polling booths.
- The cost of conducting the elections will get reduced.
After i-voting system will get implemented the voting process will become much easier. In very limited time span whole election process could be concluded. Thus, the expenses incurred in this process will also get reduced manifold.
Features of m-voting system
- Mobile voting is considered as most easy form of voting system.
- If implementation of m-voting in India is made possible then it can bring revolutionary changes.
- The voter can easily vote by using their mobile phones.
- In this form of voting either internet could be used, or cellular based voting could be applied.
- Requirement of polling booths could be abolished.
Today mobile phones are used nearly by everyone who is an adult. So, it won’t be a difficulty for an adult to vote by using their mobile phones. The m-voting process will not only make the process easy for the voters, but it will bring a revolutionary impact on the election process of the whole country. Remote voting(r-voting) is that voting process which simply denotes the process in which you can vote remotely without being present physically in a particular polling booth. It does not always mean voting through internet. The voting through postal ballots also comes under remote voting system.
These are some forms of voting systems. E-voting system is currently applied in India. As technological development is taking place, so the development must also show up in the voting system. Mobile voting is the voting process that could be implemented across the country. The m-voting app launched by right2vote is very convenient to use for voter of any age. Hence, there will be revolutionary development in the entire voting system through the implementation of m-voting.