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Election Commission’s voter information portal is offline on Day 1 of polls

Electoralsearch.in, a website run by the Election Commission of India (ECI), was inaccessible on the first day of India’s general election, according to tweet by iVote, which is a citizen journalism project tracking voter suppression during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. iVote said the information came from a citizen in Karnataka, whose name it withheld. The tracker is run by Symbiosis Institute for Media and Communications, Pune and Newslaundry. Electoralsearch.in allows people to check whether they are registered to vote. https://twitter.com/iVote_io/status/1116243300845965312 ECI has a link to the website on the home page at eci.gov.in, and on its National Voters’ Service Portal, where citizens can register to vote. It also points to the website on its Resources for Voters page, where it asks citizens to “visit electoralsearch.in to see your if you are registered to vote. If your name appears in the…

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