Even as the ambitious plan of introducing e-voting in the upcoming civic elections failed to take off, the BMC along with the State Election Commission now want to upload GIS maps on its election website to facilitate voting.
The plan is to acquire detailed GIS (geographic information system) maps of the 227 corporator wards, mark it with minute details on major and minor roads and mark every polling booth to help citizens.
Deputy Election Commissioner Chand Goel said once uploaded on the website, the satellite imagery maps will prove handy to Internet users as the number of polling booths will double compared to the last civic elections. While the number of polling booths was 6,952 in 2007, the number has increased to about 11,000 this time since the number of maximum voters per booth has been reduced from 1,500 to 1000 and number of voters has also increased.
Source: E-voting kaput, BMC sets eyes on GIS maps – Indian Express.