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Embracing Technology in Cooperative Society Elections: A Closer Look at Section 73CB(11)

The Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act, 1960 enacted to regulate and facilitate the functioning of cooperative societies across Maharashtra, the Act provides a legal framework for governance, operations and dispute resolution within these societies.

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Right To Vote : The Pillar of Democracy

In any democratic nation, the right to vote is not just a privilege but a fundamental cornerstone of the governance system. In India, the Right to Vote holds profound significance, reflecting the essence of democracy enshrined in its constitution.

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eVote for Free: Empowering Democracy Without Cost to Voters

In today's digital world, technology is reshaping the way we live, work and interact. It's no surprise that voting is also evolving, becoming more accessible and convenient through electronic voting or eVoting. One of the cornerstone principles of eVoting is that voters should not have to pay to cast their votes.

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Online Voting in Professional Associations

In an era dominated by digital transformation, professional associations are increasingly turning to online voting as a means to enhance member engagement, streamline processes, and increase accessibility.

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Online Voting in Trade Associations

In the rapidly advancing digital age, traditional trade associations are embracing innovative solutions to enhance member engagement and streamline decision-making processes. One such transformative tool is online voting.

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Online Voting Website for Lawyers

In the digital age, technological advancements continue to reshape various industries, including the legal profession. One such innovation is the implementation of online voting technology tailored specifically for lawyers.

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Why denying online voting option is equivalent to denying right to vote?

More than 33% of the Indian population or roughly 33 crore voters would not be able to vote in Indian Lok Sabha Election 2024 due to lack of online voting option. The winning party in the Indian Lok Sabha Election 2024 will win less than 33 crore votes in aggregate across all the Lok Sabha constituency.

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If online voting is allowed in Lok Sabha Election 2024, what are the benefits?

In the Indian Lok Sabha Election 2024, online voting is not allowed. Make sure you travel to the specific booth during the specified 12-hour slot and vote. If you are travelling or located away from the booth, hard luck. You can transfer your money online, but not your vote.

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Online voting is not allowed in Lok Sabha Election 2024 – WHY?

In 2015, we started Right2Vote with the mission to upgrade elections in India to internet based online voting, where citizens can vote directly from their mobile from anywhere. No need to travel to booth and no need to stand in queue.

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eVoting Website For Employee Union Elections

In the fast-changing world of technology, the traditional methods of conducting union elections are being redefined. One significant advancement is the introduction of eVoting websites, providing a streamlined and efficient way to facilitate employee union elections.

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Election website for elections in Religious organizations

Religious organizations or associations primarily work to bring individuals together whose beliefs towards religions, rituals, and values are common. Unlike other associations that are formed with different purposes, like social or recreational interests, religious organizations mainly focused on matters of faith.

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Revolutionizing Medical Association Elections: The Power of eVoting

Medical associations play a vital role in upholding the standards of healthcare, advocating for their members, and shaping the future of the medical field. However, conducting fair and efficient elections within these associations often presents unique challenges.

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One Nation One Election - How eVoting can play an important role in this?

With over one billion people, India is the world's largest democracy and has a rich history of electoral processes. Over the years, India's electoral process has evolved from the era of paper ballots to the introduction of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

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Secure And Transparent Online Voting

It is a myth created by vested interests that eVoting is not secure. In comparative terms, offline voting is much more unsecure, and it is not even comparable to online voting when it comes to security and transparency.

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Audit Trail in Online Voting

Transparency and Security are the two side of the same coin called Elections. Any election should be secured to ensure there is no chances of any hacking or manipulation.

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How secret is the Secret Ballot voting?

Secret Ballot is one of the most important features of an election. Secret ballot is a constitutional protection provided to the voter to ensure he can vote with free will.

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Right2Vote won the Asia Pacific final of Tech4Democracy Global Entrepreneurship Challenge

Right2Vote won the coveted title of the best startup in Asia Pacific region at the Tech4Democracy venture day. Right2Vote is India based online election management company.

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Rules and procedures for housing society elections in India

Housing society elections in India is an important part of housing society life. The election in the society is supposed to follow certain rules and procedures. In this blog we intend to explain these rules and procedures.

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Is eVoting legal in housing cooperative societies in India?

The short answer is – Yes, eVoting is legal in housing societies all across India. It is legal in all the states in India without exception. 

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Gujarat Elections 2022 Results: 3-sided contest giving unfair advantage to BJP

Voting in Gujarat State Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) Elections is scheduled on 1st December 2022 and 5th December 2022 and result would be announced on 8th December 2022.  We are not in the business of predicting election results, but it appears BJP has a clear advantage and may get more than 125 seats out of the 182 seats. In 2017 assembly election BJP vote share was 49.1% and it managed to win 99 seats.

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How to vote online in Gujarat Assembly elections?

The short answer is – Online voting is not allowed by government in Gujarat Assembly Elections. You will have to visit the booth, stand in a queue and vote. If you are outstation, then sorry, you are being denied your right to vote. The next question is why online voting is not allowed in Gujarat Assembly Elections? This is a very important and pertinent question.

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4 Benefits of Online Annual General Meeting (AGM)

In the wake of the global pandemic, most significant meetings and events are taking place online. In order to transition from an in-person conference to a virtual one, better planning and execution are required. The lack of interest and disconnection that occur in online meetings are different from those that occur in person. There is often a disconnection between the audience and the presenter when a meeting does not have an appropriate virtual medium or is poorly planned.

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How Online Voting Can Help State Elections in India? - Right2Vote

As the state assembly elections of UP, Punjab, and Uttarakhand are approaching, the governments are taking all sorts of precautions before the election rallies hit the roads. In January, the Uttarakhand High Court asked the Election Commission (EC) to seek various other moods of voting campaigning amidst the rising COVID pandemic cases. Online rallies and online voting were two of the most important solutions – High Court came up with. As on-road rallies can gather a large number of people, the online -mode of voting was considered.

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Benefits of eVoting Over Paper Ballots

Elections are an essential part of a democratic country. In the last century, India as a nation has relied heavily on Paper Ballots. But since the 2000s, India started using electronic machines (EVMs) in their elections. But now as the world is changing drastically, India is slowly moving towards Online Voting technology. eVoting is a newly adopted concept that has been changing the face of politics around the world remarkably.

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How Online Voting Can Revolutionize Trade Union Election

Trade unions or employee associations are associations of employees of a particular trade. These are organizations with a democratically elected management committee that represents all employees in negotiations with employers and help employees as well as employers to maintain a balanced relationship between them. The unions have gained ground due to the rapid industrial development. The workers around the world have come together to create employee associations in their respective organizations that would give them a proper ground to fight for better wages and working conditions.

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What is insolvency and bankruptcy code of India 2016?

Insolvency and bankruptcy code is nothing but a mechanism of settling failed or bankrupt entities without causing damage to any players of the economy. The code was passed by the parliament as a welcome gesture that overhauls the existing framework dealing with insolvency of corporations, individuals and partnerships. It paves way for the much-needed reforms while focusing on creditor driven insolvency resolution.

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Current offline voting systems are neither safe nor secure

For the last 2 years I have been trying to convince people that we need to move to mobile based voting system as it has several benefits including:

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How much India spends on a Lok Sabha election?

Foundation of good decision making is availability of sound data. I believe, big reason for low quality political decision making in India is misleading & low-quality data. The whole process of accounting in government is managed by people who have no training in accounting. Also, the leaders – bureaucrats from administrative services and politicians have no understanding of accounting.

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Aadhaar, Bio-metrics & Privacy

Let me start with a question. What is the information that you are sharing with Government of India under Aadhaar which anyway you were not sharing? Biometrics – Fingerprint & Iris scans? Even when I applied for my passport, providing fingerprint and Iris scan was a must. In countries like Malaysia and Dubai they took my fingerprint and iris scan at immigration and without that they would not let me enter their country. This shows that it was never a private data and nowhere in the world people have objected to sharing this kind of information.

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YES, we provide blockchain for eVoting. But do you really need it?

With cryptocurrencies hitting the roof, blockchain is the new fad. These days, I hear this question very often – are you using blockchain? Many of the people who ask us this question generally does not even know the difference between blockchain and bitcoin. Mostly we have heard this question from investors, startup ecosystem people and not from customers yet. But that day is not far off when customers would start asking this question. Hence here is the answer, YES – we do offer blockchain as an option. But our counter question is – Do you really need it? We believe very few clients would really need it and its important on our part to inform them about the pros and cons. This article aims to do just that.

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Don't blame the voter for low voter turnout

For the last three years, I have been meeting lot of politicians, political parties, election officers, government representatives, activists, NGOs and one common thing that I have noticed everywhere is that they blame the voter for the low voter turnout. And when I ask them how many times they themselves have voted – they always come up with a ‘genuine’ excuse why they have not voted most of the time!!

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Hacking & Mobile Voting

One of the common concern people have against Mobile Voting is hacking. Most of the people do not even understand the meaning of the word, but love to use it as an argument against hacking.

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Mobile Voting Vs EVM & Paper Ballot

Today there is huge debate going on in India regarding (Electronic Voting Machines) EVM used in voting. Many politicians lead by Mayawati, Arvind Kejriwal, Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi have questioned the EVM and blamed them for the recent poll debacle. And considering they have questioned EVM, they are asking Election Commission (EC) to revert to Paper Ballot. Nobody is stating how paper ballot is better than EVM.

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Why Coercion is the only and not valid argument against Mobile Voting

This is the only argument people use against Mobile Voting – Coercion (the action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.) Let me answer this and would love to discuss it for your views: 1.      India is providing postal ballot facility to certain sections – election workers, soldiers. It would soon be extended to Non Residents and migrants. Why coercion is not an issue there? And in that case why not start with Mobile voting with these sections?

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Right2Vote – Our attempt to change the world

In the last 15 years we have regularly seen India being compared with China. We all are ashamed that our growth rate has been nothing compared to China. Every-time we try to find a reason for the same the conclusion is – India is a democracy, unlike China.

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