The Election Commission of India has been exploring the possibility of remote voting through blockchain technology. Analyse the opportunities and challenges in the adoption of such technology for voting in India. 10 marks

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  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/in-blockchain-voting-leave-out-the-general-election/article32565188.ece
  • In the body, mention the recent move of the Election Commission to digitising electoral infrastructure.
  • In the body, mention various applications adoption of such technology-benefit to internal migrants and seasonal workers, remotely stationed members of the Armed Forces, reducing the logistical hassle of the Election Commission, increasing the voting percentage through more participation etc. In the challenges mention need for reaching to the designated location, introducing additional point of failure, safety and privacy concerns etc.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need for adoption of technology while addressing the concerns which could vitiate the sanctity of elections.
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