New Delhi: When the electoral roll was prepared for the first general election in 1951, there were 17.32 crore voters in India. 45.67 percent of them voted. Thereafter the number of voters gradually increased. Vote percentage started increasing gradually.
In the last election of 2019, the number of voters increased to 91.20 crore. Only 67.40 percent of them voted. About 30 crore people did not vote in urban areas. Those who go to places for work do not return to their hometowns to drive. A similar situation happened in the recent Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections.
Thus, the Election Commission wants to bring the technology of voters to vote from remote locations. But this requires the unanimous support of political parties and a legislative amendment. The Chief Election Commission is planning to increase voter turnout through innovative technologies.
Currently, the number of voters has increased to 94.50 crore as on January 1. The number of voters has increased by 6 times compared to last year 1951. Similarly, the Election Commission is also exploring ways to increase voter turnout.