National Voters Day Current Affairs

8th National Voters’ Day observed

The Election Commission of India (ECI) celebrated 8th National Voters’ Day across nation for enhanced participation of citizens in electoral process.

The objective of the Day is to increase enrollment of voters, especially of newly eligible ones. It also spreads awareness among voters regarding effective participation in electoral process.  The theme for this years National Voters’ Day is ‘Accessible Elections’ to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process.

Key Facts

Various events and national level function were held in New Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind presented away awards for best electoral practices to District Collectors, Superintendents of Police and other functionaries involved in election management. Media Award 2017 was also given in function. To mark the day, Election Commission and Facebook also launched new feature on the social media Facebook to send reminder to users aged 18 years and above to take the pledge to vote.

Background

National Voters’ Day was initiated in 2011 to commemorate the foundation day of the Election Commission of India (ECI) which came into existence on 25th January 1950. This day is also utilized to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process.

ECI is permanent and independent constitutional body established directly by Constitution of India to ensure fair and fair elections in the country. It is multi-member body and currently has three members including Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

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EC celebrates 6th National Voters’ Day across India

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has celebrated the 6th National Voters’ Day across the country.

  • Theme for year 2016 is Inclusive and Qualitative Participation.

Observances

  • To mark this day, ECI has organised National level function in New Delhi in which President Pranab Mukherjee was the Chief Guest.
  • Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi also released the book titled Belief in the Ballot and presented the first copy to the President.
  • President also gave away Awards for Best Electoral Practices to Chief Electoral Officers, District Electoral Officers and other Officers involved in election management.
  • Civil society organisations and Media houses were also given awards for best campaign in Voters’ Education and Awareness.

Background

  • National Voters’ Day was initiated in 2011 to commemorate the foundation day of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
  • Significance of Day: This day marks the foundation day of ECI which came into existence on 25th January 1950.
  • This day is also utilized to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process.

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