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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