As Delhi Assembly elections are nearing, the Election commission (EC) taking every possible measure to ensure a huge voter turnout. On Monday, the EC organised a special awareness campaign at the Badali Constituency to encourage people to come out large numbers and cast their votes during the upcoming assembly polls.
“Dr. Ranbir Singh, CEO, Delhi has emphasized that special awareness programs are required to be carried out in 30 Assembly Constituencies in NCT of Delhi, where a considerable large number of voters did not turn up for voting in Lok Sabha Election -2019,” said a statement released by the polls body.
The statement further said that a special drive of awareness campaign has been started since January 11. “In this series, on the third day i.e. (Monday) various voters’ sensitization activities were organized in Bhalswa Dairy and Jahangir Puri areas in Badali Assembly Constituency in North District of Delhi. During Lok Sabha Election 2019, a total of 90,228 voters out of 2, 13, 449 registered voters from Badali Assembly Constituency did not cast their vote,” it said.
As a large number of voters didn’t participate in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, this awareness campaign is designed to motivate such voters so that they are encouraged to exercise their right to vote.
“In this regard, street plays on themes ‘voter participation’ and ‘functioning of EVM/VVPAT’ were performed in Bhalswa Dairy and Jahangirpuri areas. Various banners containing messages were displayed at both locations to sensitise voters about different election-related informations,” the EC said, adding that “a five-member team of Mitra Rangmanch group performed the plays.”
Other activities like dance and music were also performed. A selfie stand was also set up at both the locations.
Delhi will go to polls on February 8, while the counting of votes will take place on February 11.
Polling to be held at 13,750 polling stations. According to the poll body chief, total electors in the final electoral roll of the NCT of Delhi as on January 6, 2020, are 1,46,92,136.