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Poll commission strives for higher voter turn-out

The director general of The Election Commission of India, Akshay Rout, said on Wednesday that because of low voter turn-out during past elections  a need has been  felt to draw up innovative  and inclusive  strategies to inform, motivate and facilitate active participation of people in the election process.

‘To achieve this goal,  the Election Commission of India has embarked upon a nation-wide programme called the ‘Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation’  (SVEEP) which is basically  an election management operation aimed  at increasing the enrolment   of eligible citizens in electoral list  and  motivating  every registered voter  to vote  by  invoking various communication interventions and targeted programmes,’ said Rout. Rout along with Delhi’s chief electoral officer Vijay Dev,  held a meeting on Wednesday on  efforts being made for the same.
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