Election Commission launched cVigil App

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Election commission has recently launched an Android based, mobile app named "cVigil" along with a voter education and electoral participation portal.

cVigil App

A a bid to curb malpractices by political parties, their candidates and activists when the Model Code of Conduct is in place, The election commission of India has launched an Android-based mobile app "cVigil" for citizens to share proof of malpractices.

The app is equipped with GPS and is able to send geo-tagged images and videos without disclosing the sender?s identity. The data will be screened at the control centre, from there the local team based on geo targeting will be immediately alerted for further action.

In case a user does not opt for anonymity an action taken report will be send back to him in 100 minutes. A voter education and electoral participation portal was also launched for PwDs.

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