In a first, the Election Commission has announced e-filing of affidavits for the Lok Sabha elections and Assembly polls.
The affidavits (Form 26) are usually produced by the candidates when they file nominations to contest a Parliamentary or Assembly seat.
“The e-filing facility, however, will be optional for candidates this time. We have seen a number of tech-savvy candidates entering the poll fray and, hence, the Election Commission of India has introduced it as a test case. If it succeeds, its scope would be enlarged,” a senior official said (via)
Information contained in an affidavit usually include assets, liabilities and educational qualifications among other personal details. Last year, a pilot project was run in two constituencies before making it live for the 2014 elections.
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