Estonia keen to help Telangana understand e-voting process | | Live Newspaper Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: After two years of collaboration in multiple areas such as technology, innovation and cyber security, Estonia is now keen to help Telangana in understating the nitty-gritty of conducting e-voting.
“The Telangana government is keen to know about our e-voting system and the technology it uses,” Katrin Kivi, Ambassador of Estonia to India, said after her meeting with IT and industries minister KT Rama Rao here on Tuesday.
Kivi said that in the last national elections in Estonia, over 40% of the people had used the e-voting system to cast their votes. She pointed out that an e-voting system would be more suitable in the Covid world.
In fact, the Baltic country has been the first in the world to adopt e-voting, which was first used in its elections during 2005.
Telangana had mooted plans to test-pilot e-voting during the GHMC polls held recently. However, the state election commission had dropped the plan citing lack of preparedness and decided to go with paper ballots instead.
Meanwhile, Kivi also stated that Telangana and Estonia would collaborate in areas of e-governance, data security and strengthening the innovation ecosystem to help startups in both the countries achieve higher growth.
She also invited KTR to visit Estonia along with a business delegation and explore business opportunities in her country and shared details about Estonia’s e-Residency programme.


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