Gangtok, January 14, 2013
Sikkim is among a number of States and Union Territories in the country to have its polling stations plotted on maps that can be seen by citizens when they visit the concerned page on the website of Election Commission of India.
A new service on the website of the Comission-www.eci.nic.in has been started by the Election Commission of India in its constant endeavor to provide information and services to citizens in a hassle free manner.
A tab named ‘Information Linked to polling station Maps’ has been provided on the left hand side panel of the website of the Commission, and citizens can visit the Polling Stations Maps page by clicking on this tab.
Once on the page, citizens will see the names of States for which maps of polling stations are available, informs press release received from the Additional Chief Electoral Officer.
On clicking on the name of the State, the map page will open up. Citizens can select District, Assembly Constituency and polling station names from drop down lists and click a button to see polling station locations of the selected area on the map viewer on the page.
It is possible to zoom into any point on the map to increase the magnification by either double clicking on the map or by increasing the magnification on the left side on the map viewer.
Using this facility, the users can activate the satellite image layer and even see the polling station buildings, and the roads leading to it.
Polling station locations, the release adds, are seen as pins dropped on the map for each polling station.
These pins, if clicked shows the names and cell phone numbers of the Chief Electoral Officer, District Election Officer, Electoral Registration Officer and Booth Level Officer.
The release further informs that on clicking the link for electoral roll, electoral roll for that particular polling station opens up in PDF format, which can be saved by the user on his local computer and also printed from the local computer.
This facility for the electors and political parties, the Commission hopes will find useful for smooth and active participation in the electoral process.
The rest of the polling station locations are being plotted and will be available soon on the website, the release adds.