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Citizens join Election Commission to check electoral malpractices, enforce clean polling
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Citizens join Election Commission to check electoral malpractices, enforce clean polling

| @@indiablooms | 19 May 2024, 01:58 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: In the Lok Sabha polls 2024, the cVIGIL app of Election Commission of India has emerged as a highly effective tool in the hands of people to flag election code violations.

Since the announcement of the General Elections 2024, over 4.24 lakh complaints have been received through this app as of May 15. Out of these 4,23,908 complaints have been disposed of and the remaining 409 cases are under process.

Nearly 89 percent of complaints were resolved within a 100-minute timeline, the ECI said.

Citizens have used this app to check electoral malpractices in the use of loudspeakers beyond prescribed time or noise levels, campaigning during the ban period, placing banners or posters without permission, deployment of vehicles beyond the permitted limit, property defacement, display of firearms/ intimidation and in checking inducements. 

cVigil is a user-friendly and easy to operate application, which connects vigilant citizens with the District Control Room, Returning Officer and Flying Squads Teams.

By using this app, the citizens can immediately report incidents of political misconduct within minutes and without having to rush to the office of the returning officer.

As soon as the complaint is sent on the cVigil app, the complainant will receive a unique ID through which the person will be able to track the complaint on their mobile.

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