Efforts continue to boost voter engagement in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: In the districts with low voting percentage in Uttar Pradesh, more and more people are being motivated to vote through voter awareness programs. Besides, necessary guidelines have also been issued after meeting with the District Election Officers of the concerned districts. To increase the voting percentage, regular meetings are being held with officials of various departments at the state level and their cooperation is being sought in voter awareness. State’s Chief Electoral Officer Navdeep Rinwa said these things in a conference organized by the Election Commission of India in New Delhi on the topic of low participation in voting in relation to increasing the voting percentage.

He said that people are being made aware about voting through Anganwadi workers and Kotedars (vendors of fair price shops). Along with this, voter awareness campaign is also being conducted through voter slogans on gas cylinders and electricity bills. He said that the voter slips and voter guides being distributed by BLOs are being regularly monitored by the District Election Officers, so that the voter slips and voter guides reach every voter on time. He said that if the voter slip reaches the voters on time, they get all the information related to voting.

In the conference, before the Election Commission of India, Municipal Corporation Commissioner of Lucknow, Inderjit Singh and Municipal Corporation Commissioner of Kanpur, Shiv Sharan Appa explained the strategy to increase the voter percentage through PPT.

The issue of increasing the voting percentage was discussed in the conference by Chief Election Commissioner of India Rajeev Kumar, Election Commissioner Gyanesh Kumar and Election Commissioner Sukhbir Singh Sandhu and other senior officials. He explained that Uttar Pradesh is the state with the highest number of voters. By increasing the voting percentage in this state, the voting percentage of the country will increase. Therefore, through voter awareness programs, efforts should be made to bring the voting percentage in Uttar Pradesh equal to the average national voting percentage of 67.40.

The Election Commission of India has said that proper arrangements should be made for parking of private vehicles on the day of voting. Shades should be provided to protect from sunlight, chairs should be placed in between long lines for the convenience of voters to sit and pure drinking water should be provided. Voters should be encouraged to vote as a celebration of democracy. District election officers of Prayagraj, Bhadohi, Shravasti, Gonda and Siddharthnagar districts remained connected in the conference through video conferencing.


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