How To Get Everyone To Vote? Chief Poll Officer Shows The Way

| Updated: November 4, 2022 8:10 pm

The Election Commission has announced the schedule for the Gujarat Assembly polls on November 3, similarly, the election machinery is geared up for the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022. Voter list, EVMs and polling stations have been fully planned. Special arrangements have been made to ensure that voters have a pleasant experience at the polling station. Not only this, special efforts have also been made to motivate the youth and the elderly to vote.

Addressing a in Gandhinagar today, the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat, P.Bharathi said that the election machinery across the state is alert for strict adherence to the Model Code of Conduct. C-VIGIL mobile app has been developed so that any citizen of the state can complain online about the violation of the Model Code of Conduct from any place.

In Gujarat, 11,36,720 voter picture identity cards were prepared as part of the Voter List Continuous Revision 2022 initiative, which ran from January 6 to August 11. And the post office has been able to reach the homes of voters free of cost through speed post. The number of voters registered to vote in the Gujarat Assembly elections has increased. In addition, more than 3 lakh young voters who have reached the age of 18 have been registered to vote. There are 10,460 voters that are 100 years old or older.

All necessary steps have been taken for the smooth implementation of the model code of conduct for the elections.According to Chief Electoral Officer P. Bharathi, the procedure of removing writings, banners, and posters from public buildings is currently ongoing. Wall writing, posters, papers, cutouts, hoardings, banners, and flags, among other things, are being removed from government property sites. Complaints about violations of the model code of conduct can now be made online and in real time. Any applicant can complain about this from any place through the c-VIGIL app prepared by the Election Commission of India.  

The ‘Avsar Rath’ has been organised, to generate voter awareness, from 3rd November to 23rd November, 2022. Valsad, Surat, Vadodara, Panchmahal, Anand, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Banaskantha, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar districts, which are included in the 11 zones. 

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