National Voters Day observed on 25th January every year

Every year National Voters’ Day (NVD) is observed on 25th January.

This year i.e. 2015 is fifth National Voters’ Day and theme of this year is Easy Registration, Easy Correction.

Functions: On this occasion, awards for best electoral practices are given to Chief Electoral Officers and District Election Officers. Media houses and civil society organisations are also given awards for best campaign in Voters’ Education and Awareness.

Background

  • It was initiated in 2011 to commemorate the foundation day of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
  • The ECI’s aim behind National Voters’ Day is to enhance registration of voters, particularly of the spring chickens, by using this social occasion to make Universal Adult Suffrage a complete reality, and thus increase the worth of Indian democracy.

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