Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Filtering Candidate Information ?


Hindustan Times ( 19 Sept 2016 ) carries following news snippet :

" The rise of internet may have led to a decreased voter turn-out , owing to people facing a large pool of information and not knowing how to efficiently filter relevant knowledge , a study said

The internet has transformed the way in which voters access and receive political information , researchers said "



True , there are lots of web sites where you can find some ( - though rarely up-to-date ) info about candidates contesting elections


But consider this :

#  There are 543 seats in Lok Sabha and 4120 seats in State Assemblies ( total of 4,663 seats )

#  On an average , some 16 candidates contest each seat , making for a total of 74,608 candidates

#  There are approx 850 million eligible voters

#  Even if each voter searches info about 10 candidates ,it will take him 5 hours ( 4250 million man-hours in all ! )

#  If each voter takes a ONE page print-out of those 10 candidates , that will be 8,500 million printed pages

   (  incidentally , how many voters have access to a internet-connected PC and a Printer ? )

#  By the time , voter enters the Polling Booth , he would have forgotten what those 10 pages contained !

#  And , of course , he will not allowed to carry those pages inside the Polling Booth and refer at the last moment !


BUT ,


Would voters be enthused to come forward to vote , if

#  Latest info about ALL of those candidates was available at finger-tips on his Mobile ( authenticated by Election
    Commission ), eliminating hours of " searching " on the Net and hours of " filtering "

#  That info would comprise,

     Affidavit filed by the Candidates

     *  Police Record including cases filed / pending / disposed off , against the candidates

     *  Past political history ( no of political parties changed )

     *  Director-ship ( direct / indirect ) in private businesses and NPA of those businesses

     *  Results of open Surveys on " ROMP - Recall Our Member of Parliament "

        {  http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2015/08/romp-panacea.html  }


     *  Whether the candidate has accepted to implement the " Charter of Demand " ( if elected ) , submitted
         and uploaded by the Voters of his Constituency on the web site of the Election Commission


#  He can vote directly from his Mobile , without having to go to a Polling Booth and spend 4 hours


#  He can take 5 hours to cast his vote, sitting in his bedroom , without holding up other voters in the queue


#  He can vote at any time of the voting day and from any place on the earth !


#  And get to know the very next morning , who got elected


YES , of course !

And voter turn-out would be 95 %  !


HOW  ?

By implementing , " VotesApp

{ http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2012/12/votesapp.html }

( a Mobile App which , effectively shrinks a bulky, common , special purpose  Electronic Voting Machine - EVM - into a tiny, personally-owned , versatile Mobile )


{ http://www.hemenparekh.in/2013/08/votesapp.html#.V99_Kfl94ok }


ANY   BYE-PRODUCT   ?

Sure,

Central Government , can earn Rs 20,000 crores , by enabling 15 million Indian businesses to advertise to 850 million voters thru this mobile VotesApp , sharply targeting by Gender / Age / Marital Status / City / Street / Education / Income Tax paid / Employed or Jobless ....etc

       
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19  Sept   2016

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs



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