Election Commission of India Partners with Facebook for Nationwide Voter Registration Reminder

  • With over 180 million people in India on Facebook, the ‘Register Now’ button is designed to encourage Indian citizens to register themselves with the Election Commission of India.
  • Starting from 1st July till 4th July, the voter registration reminder will be sent to people on Facebook in India who are eligible to vote. The reminder will be in 13 Indian languages.
  • By clicking on the “Register Now” button, people will be directed to the National Voters’ Services Portal which will guide them through the registration process. 
  • This a step towards fulfillment of the motto of ECI that ‘NO VOTER TO BE LEFT BEHIND’
  • Nasim Zaidi (Chief Election Commissioner), is positive that this initiative will strengthen Election Commission of India’s enrolment campaign and encourage future voters to participate & become responsible Citizens of India.
  • Social media, majorly Facebook has become an integral part of people’s life. People use Facebook to connect, share and get involved with issues that matter to them.
  • Such initiatives will help to increase the awareness and the civic engagement among the people.
Source: http://bit.ly/2u4Zq8p

 

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