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Saksham App For Elders, Differently abled voters flooded with requests

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 27-04-2024
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During the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections in Bengaluru, the Saksham app received 558 requests for assistance. Out of these, 328 were for wheelchairs, 206 for free pick-up and drop, and 24 for volunteers.

About Saksham App

The Saksham App offers various features to assist Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in registering to vote, locating their polling station, and casting their vote.

These features include:

  • Voice assistance:The app offers voice assistance for persons with disabilities who are visually impaired.
  • Text-to-speech: A text-to-speech feature for people with disabilities who cannot hear is also provided.
  • Accessibility features: The app offers accessibility features, including large fonts and high-contrast colors, to assist individuals with disabilities.
  • Information on polling stations: The app provides information on polling stations, including their location, accessibility features, and contact details of polling officials.
  • Complaints: The app provides a platform for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to file complaints regarding any challenges they face during the electoral process.

Other Application of ECI

Some of other application for voters of Election Commission are: 

Voter Helpline App

The Voter Helpline App lets citizens apply for voter ID cards, make corrections, view polling booth details, and get contact info for officers.

Know your Candidate (KYC) App

To enable citizens to make informed choices, the ECI has developed the Know Your Candidate (KYC) app. This app allows citizens to view the criminal record history of candidates.

Voter Turnout App

The Voter Turnout App displays estimated provisional voter turnout for each Assembly Constituency, recorded by Returning Officers.


cVIGIL is a user-friendly mobile app developed by the Election Commission of India that allows citizens to report election code violations directly via their smartphones. It generates legally tenable information that can be used by administrators such as Chief Electoral Officers, District Election Officers, and Police to dispose of Model Code and Expenditure violation cases promptly.


ERONET is an online platform used for conducting various electoral activities, including improving the health of electoral rolls, registering new voters, and updating records..

ECI has several apps related to the electoral process, including Candidate, Booth, BLO, and Observer apps, as well as apps focused on elections.


Answer: App to help elderly and differently abled voters

Answer: Election Commission Of India
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