National Voters Day: Important Things To Know Before Casting Your Vote

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Here’s everything about Evm’s and voters day. You must read this before casting your vote!

National Voters Day is observed every year on 25 January in India to increase the number of voters all around the country, especially of the newly eligible ones. The day was first celebrated in 2011 to mark Election Commission’s Foundation Day.

In India, every citizen of the age of 18 years and above is guaranteed the right to vote without any discrimination.

The main purpose of National Voters Day (NVD) celebration is to encourage and maximise the enrollment,of voters. NVD is utilised to spread awareness among voters for promoting participation in the electoral process.

The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in the country and founded in 1950. It administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, state legislatures and the offices of the President and Vice President in India.

Here’s everything about Evm’s and voters day. You must read this before casting your vote!
National Voters Day

To increase people’s participation in the electoral process, the Election Commission of India adopted a Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation strategy in 2009  and it got reflected in a range of policy initiatives, programmes and activities. It’s popularly known as SVEEP.

To increase people’s participation in the electoral process, the Election Commission of India adopted a Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation strategy in 2009  and it got reflected in a range of policy initiatives, programmes and activities. It’s popularly known as SVEEP.

How the day is celebrated

Every year, the State Government issues necessary instructions to educational institutions to observe National Voters’ Day.

The schools work at instilling democratic values into students in the form of debates, quizzes and declamations.

Throughout the country, major campaigns and functions are held to encourage the voters to come out and exercise their democratic right of choosing their representatives for major policy decisions regarding their future.

National Voters Day: Theme

National Voters Day Theme 2019: “No Voter to be left behind”
Theme 2018: “Assessable Elections”
Theme 2017: “Empowering Young and Future Voters”
Theme 2016: “Inclusive and qualitative participation”
Theme 2015: “Easy Registration, Easy Correction”

Why should we vote?

The most important thing of our “Democratic Country” is, voting. India is a democratic country, which means, people, choose their rulers/leaders by voting for them in elections. If the roots of our governmental systems will be shaken, then how well will our country develop?

Voting gives the person the right to choose his leader, to question the government about the issues and clarifications. It doesn’t only help you to choose the leader on the basis of the representation but also depending upon the social issues, economical issues, the security system provided to the country etc.

Important Things To Know Before Casting Your Vote

Voters must carry their voter ID cards, voter slip or any other photo ID proof with themselves to the polling booth.

Then you have to inform the Polling officer about your presence and show him your voter ID.

Then the voter has to go the second Polling Officer who will mark your left forefinger with indelible ink. He’ll also provide you with assigned voters’ slip.

Then you have to move to the third Polling Officer who will activate the Ballot button after checking your voters’ slip, which in turn will activate the Ballot Unit.

Once you are near EVM hit the “blue button” against the candidate of your choice.

NOTA – If you are not in the favor of any candidate, you can press the NOTA(none of the above) button.

On the button panels of the EVMs, the unlisted candidate are masked. So there is no use of pressing the button against them and wasting the vote.

Let us all pledge this year to cast our ‘Valuable Vote for our Precious India’.

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