The National Voters Day would be observed on January 25, 2019 throughout the country.
A circular number 53 -GAD of 2018, dated Dec 17, 2018 states: “To promote awareness among the people especially the newly eligible young voters in the electoral process, National Voters’ Day will be celebrated across the country on 25th January, 2019 to register the newly eligible youth (18+) in the electoral roll.”
The ECI advised the State Governments to issue necessary instructions to schools and educational institutions to observe National Voters’ Day for infusion of democratic values by organising debates, declamations, mock polls, drawing and quiz competitions on or during the run-up to National Voters’ Day with the theme of “No Voter to be Left Behind”.
The circular stated that necessary technical support/inputs for the same shall be facilitated by the Chief Electoral Officer. Besides, the Commission has also requested to instruct all the officers/officials of the state government to take the National Voter’s Day pledge on January 25, 2019, preferably around 11.00 am, to promote democratic electoral participation.
All administrative secretaries, divisional commissioners, all deputy commissioners/ heads of the departments have been directed to strictly comply with the instructions issued by the Election Commission of India.
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