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Election Commission's instructions, sweep nodal officers should prepare a plan to increase the voting percentage – News India Live

Lucknow, 16 February (HS). In the first phase, the Election Commission of India held a review meeting with the sweep nodal officers of 40 districts of Uttar Pradesh in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. On Friday, the second day of the tour of Uttar Pradesh by the Commission team, information was taken about the sweep works of 25 districts. On Thursday, the sweep work of 15 districts of the state was reviewed.

During this, Election Commission Secretary Santosh Kumar, Senior Consultant Sweep RK Singh and Communication Consultant Sweep Rajni Upadhyay directed the Sweep Nodal Officers to lay emphasis on increasing the voting percentage in their districts. Commission officials said that a special plan should be prepared for booths with low voting percentage, so that the voting percentage there can be equal to the national average.

Apart from this, special attention should be given to target groups like disabled people, elderly people, women and third gender etc. and they should be motivated to vote. Along with this, the Voter Junction program being broadcast in 23 languages ​​on All India Radio every Friday and the comic book 'Chacha Choudhary and Election Dangal' should be widely publicized.

The Commission team directed to run a campaign to call back the voters who went out due to migration to vote. For this asked to use bulk SMS. The Commission team directed that voter awareness should be spread through stickers on gas cylinders and public transport vehicles. At least one unique polling booth should be made in every district.

State Chief Electoral Officer Navdeep Rinwa told the sweep nodal officers that the new voters formed under the special brief program should be motivated to vote. He said that through the icons nominated in the districts, more and more people should be made aware to vote. Along with this, names in the voter list can be checked and modified online through the website of the Election Commission of India and the Voter Helpline App, this information should be given to as many people as possible.

He told the SVEEP nodal officers to ensure compliance with the instructions of the Election Commission of India and ensure wide publicity of voter awareness programs through media and social media platforms. In the booths where the voting percentage in the year 2019 was less than the state average of 59.11 percent, the voting percentage should be increased by conducting targeted sweep activities.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that the public holiday on the day of voting should be completely followed in all government and private institutions. Apart from this, people should also be informed that this public holiday is given for voting, so go to the polling stations and exercise your franchise.

He said that the process of adding, amending and deleting names in the voter list is still going on. The process of deleting names will be stopped as soon as the election is announced, but the process of adding names can be done till the last day of nomination. Therefore, whatever youth are eligible and whose name could not be registered in the voter list due to some reason, the process of registration should be done by filling their Form-6.

In today's meeting, Fatehpur, Kaushambi, Azamgarh, Ballia, Mau, Ayodhya, Ambedkar Nagar, Sultanpur, Amethi, Bahraich, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Kheri, Rae Bareli, Sitapur, Hardoi, Unnao, Varanasi, Ghazipur, Mirzapur, Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Sweep Nodal Officer of Deoria, Chandauli and Bhadohi districts gave information about the ongoing sweep activities in the districts through presentation.

Additional Chief Electoral Officer Nidhi Srivastava, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Pathak, Special Officers Alok Kumar and Sanjay Singh and Statistics Officer TP Gupta were also present in the meeting.