ECI to launch special enrolment drive
Dimapur, June 22 (EMN): Election Commission of India (ECI) in tune with the theme ‘No voter to be left behind’ will be launching a nationwide special drive from July 1 to 31.
The activities of the drive will include enrolment of eligible voters particularly from the age group 18-19 years and removal of names of deceased electors, multiple names, transferred out names and underage which are in the electoral roll.
Special campaigns will be held on July 8 and 22. Camps will be set up in all polling stations where Booth Level Officers (BLOs) will provide assistance with the enrolment. The final electoral roll 2017 will be made available in the polling stations for the citizens to check their names and do the needful.
BLOs will also carry out door to door visit in the areas falling within their jurisdiction and collect filled up forms from the applicants between the period July. Forms may be sent online through NVSP portal of ECI website www.eci.nic.in.
Meanwhile, Election Department has organised orientation training for campus ambassadors and nodal officers in connection with the ensuing special drive on June 20 in the DC’s conference hall with the Additional Deputy Commissioner and Electoral Registration Officer, Kiusumong Tikhir and the Assistant Election Office, Toshimeren Aier, as the resource persons.
Addressing the members, Toshimeren urged the student ambassadors to be the channel in creating awareness of clean elections among the students community. He also encouraged them to sensitise the people on the issues of electoral practices at the grassroots level to enhance qualities electoral participation.
He stated that the electorates, particularly, the civil societies of Nagaland need deep introspection to fathom and overcome on “how we fail to uphold the values we profess in our elections.
“Your vote is your right, Exercise it; don’t let anybody take away your right,” he stated and appealed to the students community to promote the SVEEP campaign for clean electoral practices in the State.
ADC Kiusumong Tikhir also encouraged the student ambassadors and nodal officers to create healthy and clean enrolment required to achieve clean elections. He urged the students and nodal officers to reaffirm their duties and responsibilities.
The training of special drive was for enrolment of left out 18-21years and registration inquiry and clarification. More than 20 schools and colleges from Kohima and nodal officers attended the training.