Scytl, in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services, has been awarded a 5-year contract to provide its Internet voting technology to the State of Gujarat in India after resulting the winning bid in a public procurement process. This Indian state with a population of 50 million people will be the first state to implement Internet voting in public elections in India. Scytl’s Internet voting system will be initially used in 6 municipalities during the upcoming municipal elections to be held in September 2010. Citizens from these municipalities will be able to cast their votes over the Internet from home or from any polling station. For both of these options, voters will need to register beforehand by filling-up a form. This is a major step in India’s electoral history as citizens will be voting through the Internet for the first time ever.