Voter helpline 1950 launched, youth exhorted to vote
The toll-free voter helpline number 1950 was launched on Friday. On this toll free number, any voter can get the information about whether his/her name is there in the voter list or not. If the name is not there, they can get it enrolled in the voter list.
Apart from this, on an Android phone, the voter helpline application of the Election Commission of India can be downloaded from play store and various relevant details can be obtained from it as well.
While launching the voter helpline 1950 in a programme organised in the Town Hall, the state’s chief electoral officer Sowjanya specially appealed to the young voters to get themselves enrolled in the voter list and also to exercise their right to vote in the elections. She said that the aim of the Election Commission is that with every possible effort being made for the participation of everyone in the democratic process, no voters should be left out. In the programme, she administered oath to large number of students present for casting their vote and also motivating others for the same.
Additional chief electoral officer V Shanmugam gave detailed information about voter helpline.
Addressing the youngsters on the occasion, the Dehradun district magistrate SA Murugesan motivated them to be a participant in the election process.
The gathering was further informed that call can be made on the toll free number for getting voter I-Card made, getting information related to the BLO and polling booth and to verify the name and details on the voter list. There will be no charges for calling 1950.
A live demonstration of the voter helpline was given in which the student Lakshmi Kanaujia dialed 1950 and sought information about her name in the voter list.
She was provided information on the assembly constituency from where she is registered as a voter on the electoral roll.
An on the spot debate competition on the subject ‘Strong Democracy – Participation of All’ was also organised on the occasion.
A play was also staged to raise awareness on voting and election process. The youth were also informed about the electronic voting machine (EVM) and voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT).
Saturday, 02 February 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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