Delhi(Web Team): MapMyIndia, a popular website for navigation maps and driving directions, launched a web application called ‘Polling Booth Locator’, ahead of Delhi Assembly Elections 2015. The MapMyIndia Polling Booth Locator app is a mobile friendly application to facilitate Delhiites to caste their votes with ease, but for now it is available only on iTunes and not Android. The new web app features accurate and unmatched house-level data to help voters reach their polling booths easily, claims MapMyIndia.
“Electioneering is the very basis of building a strong democracy and we are fortunate to be in a position to contribute towards this very critical process in our small way. With the MapmyIndia Polling Booth Locator, this time the citizens of Delhi will find it a bit more convenient to exercise their franchise during the assembly elections,” said Deepro Ganguly, Marketing Manager, MapMyIndia during the launch of the app.
After downloading the Polling Booth Locator app, users can locate their polling booth by entering their voter ID. Users can also access the details about their polling booth by putting in additional details like their mother’s name/father’s name/husband’s name and locality. The MapMyIndia app also allows the citizens to get information of all the polling booth in a particular locality. Users can check about their polling stations clicking this link: delhielections.mapmyindia.com.
In the 21st century, when every second person owns a cell phone with Internet connection, the new application is a smart move to help voters to caste their votes with ease. People have been using the Internet to encourage citizens to participate in the electoral exercise. Along with this, social networking sites organise different programmes to bring about a high voter turnout.
At the time of Lok Sabha Elections 2014, Facebook had held interactive sessions between people and prominent politicians. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal also took part in the exercise. Let’s see if the MapMyIndia Polling Booth Locator app turns out to be good enough for voters.
The Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 begin on February 7 and the results of the elections will be announced on February 10.