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National Voters' Day 2019 observed in India

Considering the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the Election Commission chose ‘No Voter to be Left Behind’ as the theme for the 9th National Voters’ Day.

Jan 25, 2019 12:01 IST
9th National Voters' Day observed in India

25 January: National Voters' Day

The 9th National Voters' day was observed across India on January 25, 2019 with an aim to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones. This was the ninth edition of the Day.

The day also aims to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process.

Theme

Considering the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the Election Commission chose ‘No Voter to be Left Behind’ as the theme for the 9th National Voters’ Day.

National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices

On the occasion of the National Voters' day, the government conferred the National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices on Officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections.

Moreover, new voters will be felicitated and handed over with the Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC) on the same occasion. President Ram Nath Kovind was the Chief Guest at the main function being organised by the Election Commission in New Delhi.

About National Voters’ Day

• The National Voters’ Day is observed every year on 25 January.

• It is observed annually to mark the anniversary of Election Commission of India, which came into being on January 25, 1950.

• The Day aims to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones.

About Election Commission of India

• The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in the country.

• It administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, state legislatures, and the offices of the President and Vice President in India.

• It operates under the authority of Article 324 of the Constitution of India.

• Under the Indian Constitution, the Commission has the powers to act in an appropriate manner when the enacted laws make insufficient provisions to deal with a given situation in the conduct of an election.