If you go to Google Search today, you would see a doodle signifying the beginning of the Indian general elections and that of how to vote in India. You will see a left hand with the index finger inked just like the post voting process.
Now, the significance of this doodle is the fact that the country’s general elections 2019 have kicked off in multiple states. Clicking on this doodle takes you to articles regarding how to vote.
In case you are a first time voter, or any voter for that matter, it is worth noting that you have an official technical helpline from the Election Commission of India (ECI) which is 1950. This is now revamped to become more friendly for people seeking voting-related information. The advantage of this service, along with that of the official ECI app is the fact that the reliance on third-party apps is reduced so are the chances of your data falling into wrong hands.
As far as the new election Google doodle is concerned, clicking on this, displays all information you need to know on how to vote on the electronic voting machines (EVM). While voting, remember that after you vote, there would be a slip generated via the VVPAT that confirms the candidate you have voted for. This would be displayed for 7 seconds. Do cross-check your vote credentials here and notify the officer at the both in case of any discrepancies.
Finally, to obtain voter related details by text message, send a message to 1950 with the format ECIPS <EPIC Number> (for your voting details), ECICONTACT <EPIC Number> (specifically for election-related details).