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Election Commission and Facebook join hands for voter registration

To those who have already turned 18 this year, same reminder will be sent on November 30

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Voters wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station in Begusarai on Monday during the first phase of Bihar assembly elections

The Commission and on Monday announced a pact under which the giant will remind the youth who recently turned 18 to register to vote by sending them reminders on their profile.

Under the campaign, all users who are going to turn 18 between now and December 31 will get a "birthday wish" message on their birthday with a reminder encouraging them to register with the poll panel to vote.

To those who have already turned 18 this year, same reminder will be sent on November 30.

The reminder will be sent in 13 languages -- English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Marathi and Oriya.

The message will have a "register now" button which will take the users to the Voters' Services Portal upon clicking.

"I am happy to announce that the Commission of India has launched a special drive to enrol all prospective and eligible young citizens of India as voters who are turning 18 years or more than 18 years on January 1, 2018," said Chief Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti in a statement.

"This partnership of the Commission with for the dissemination of Information will help us reach out the young digital community of India in fulfilling our mission 'No Voter to be Left Behind' and 'Every Vote Counts'."

 

First Published: Mon, November 27 2017. 21:27 IST
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