Mobile app to monitor poll day developments

The Election Commission (EC) has decided to introduce a mobile based poll day monitoring system for the May 16 Assembly elections. A mobile application (app) based on Android Platform "e-Sammathi" has been developed for this purpose.


This is primarily meant for the presiding and polling officers. In polling stations where there is difficulty in getting Internet connectivity, the new SMS-based set of formats will be available for sending reports. In case, the presiding officer or any other member of the polling party has no Android mobile, they can use the new SMS-based set of formats for sending timely reports.

The mobile app has interesting features that would enable poll officials to feed real time information and data relating to polling. This includes the number of male and female voters who would have cast their votes within designated time bands and recording of poll time activities. It has an option to report untoward incidents, including any disruption, snags in EVMs, etc.

The app enables final vote count that gives the total number of male, female, transgender votes polled, the tendered votes, challenged votes and the number of overseas votes polled.

The app to be used for poll day will be available after May 12 and can be downloaded from the websitehttp://pdapp. Poll officials will get a one time password for log in as SMS on May 14 after randomisation is completed. The use of the new app will be introduced to poll officers during the second level of training. They would be given a demo app during the training period. The services of the district IT virtual officers who have been trained by Kerala State IT Mission will be utilised for the e-Sammathi training as per requirement.

All District Collectors who are district election officers too have been given instructions to ensure that there is strict compliance to the EC's directives.


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