The Election Commission of India hosted the two-day 'International Virtual Election Visitors Program' 2021 on 5-6 April 2021 during the assembly elections held in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
Under this, the facility of virtual viewing of polling stations was made available to the delegates to provide information related to familiarization with the electoral process, polling station arrangements, facilitation of Persons with Disabilities and senior citizens etc.
Its objective is to conduct free, fair, transparent, better and safer elections in the time of pandemics by providing opportunity to various stakeholders and representatives to interact together. The election process has been unexpectedly disrupted worldwide due to Covid-19.
It is noteworthy that the Election Commission of India has been very active towards increasing cooperation with the Election Management Bodies of the world. Over 106 delegates from over 26 countries across the world including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan and 3 international organizations are participating in the IEVP 2021.