Admin comes up with ‘voter selfie zone’ to increase poll turnout

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Admin comes up with ‘voter selfie zone’ to increase poll turnout

Friday, 15 March 2019 | PNS | Jamshedpur

To promote the electors to cast their vote during polls, the East Singhbhum district administration has come up with ‘Voter Selfie Zone’ at the district headquarters on Thursday. The ‘Voter Selfie Zone’ having 20x30 size one poster installed at height of 4-5 feet will allow visitors to stand before it and take theselfie.

Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar said that keeping in view of rising craze for selfie a Selfie Zone has come up at the headquarters. This will educate the voters to spread awareness about importance of exercising their franchise.

Meanwhile, as part of Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation program, better known as SVEEP DC Amit Kumar flagged off an ‘Election Express’ Van from district headquarters. The van is designed to create awareness among the voters and enroll new voters.

The Jamshedpur parliamentary constituency that has 15,51,297 voters recorded 66.38 per cent of voting 2014. A total of 10.49 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency that comprises the following six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments Baharagora Ghatshila, Potka, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West.

The van has a live polling booth, Electronic Voting Machine, Form-6 for enrolment of voters, pledge letters, signature campaign boards, cultural troupe and loud speaker for announcement. It will move across villages in Assembly segments.

The DC directed all BDOs to identify half a dozen model polling booths in their respective blocks and provide a list of the same to the administration. He also reviewed the law and order situation in the blocks.

The DC has also asked the officials concerned to submit report on places or booths where election malpractices are likely to take place. Such places include areas where efforts may be made by candidates or their supporters to influence voters through various means or affect poll results through bogus voting.

Kumar said all basic amenities as directed by the Election Commission of India were available at majority of polling booths.

He said booths not having such facility as yet should be identified through physical verification for taking necessary measures to provide such facilities before May 12.