9th National Voters Day – January 25th 2019

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9th National Voters Day – January 25th 2019
National Voters Day is celebrated on January 25 of every year. National Voters Day marks the foundation of the Election Commission of India which established on 25th January 1950. Voters Day is observed every year to improve the enrolment of young voters and to increase awareness about the active participation in the electoral process.

Here's all you need to know about the National Voters' Day:
1.     Every year, the State Government issues necessary instructions to educational institutions to observe National Voters' Day.
2.     The schools work at instilling democratic values into students in the form of debates, quizzes and declamations.
3.     The Constitution (Sixty First Amendment) Act, 1988 had lowered the threshold voting age from 21 years to 18 years.
4.     It was observed that the youth who had recently attained the voting age of 18 were showing less or no interest in getting enrolled in the electoral rolls. The enrolment level was as low as 20 per cent.
5.     While organising an election is a daunting task for the committee, they prioritize the generation of a clean voter's list free from errors of duplicity and disqualification.
6.     In 2009, the Election Commission planned a program to enhance the voter's turnout, which came to be called SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation). The Commission subsequently coined two slogans that define the essence of SVEEP: 'Inclusive and Qualitative Participation' and 'No voter to be left behind'.
7.     The idea of SVEEP is to offer custom made solutions based on the outcome of the investigation of gaps in registering and voting that put off voters' participation.
The National Voters' Day is a momentous initiative taken by the Election Commission to sensitise future voters by infusing them with democratic values and encouraging young voters to have a decisive say in the democratic process.  

National Voters’ Day 2019
9th National Voters’ Day will be celebrated across the country today for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process.
The National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices will be conferred on Officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections. 
President Ram Nath Kovind will be the Chief Guest at the main function being organized by Election Commission in New Delhi. 
Chief Election Commissioner of India: Sunil Arora

Themes of National Voters Day
2011 – “Greater Participation for a Stronger Democracy.”
2013 – “Inclusion.”
2015 – “Easy Registration, Easy Correction.”
2016 – “Inclusive and qualitative participation.”
2017 – “Empowering Young and Future Voters.”
2018 – “Assessable Elections.”
2019 – “No Voter to be left behind.”