Attempting to keep a track of the polling activities on the polling day, and take concrete action in ‘real time’ environment, the office of the chief electoral officer of UP, has come up with a software Poll Day Management System. The SMS-based PDMS has been developed by the National Informatics Centre’s UP unit.
Elaborating further on this, additional chief electoral officer Anil Garg, said, “PDMS enables continuous data collection of poll status from every polling stations through registered mobile numbers of the presiding officer and first polling officer.” He further stated that the Election Commission of India and CEO UP have been provided with dashboards for monitoring the progress of voting.
“SMS is a very easy and convenient technology that can be used for a wide range of applications. It has the widest reach of all the mobile technologies,” Garg said.
Explaining the working of the software, the additional CEO said the SMS-based PDMS would commence its functioning from the dispatch site itself, where the electronic voting machine would be received by the presiding officer on the day before the actual polling day.