Making Hay while the Sun Shines:
Solar Powered Dummy Mobile Polling Station in Puducherry
In Puducherry, the unique feature in the SVEEP campaign was the development a Solar Powered dummy Polling Station on wheels to reach out to voters of in all nooks and corners of the Constituency. The solar powered panels provided the much needed electricity for the polling station to be illuminated in the late hours while touring rural pockets and to be stationed at public gathering places in open grounds. The illumination even during late hours of the night attracted a large number of public to the mobile dummy Model Polling Station. The highlight of this mobile polling station was when it was taken to the secluded hamlet of “Narikuravas” (nomads), almost all the voters went inside and familiarised themselves with the voting procedure by real time hands on experiences.