The office of the C.E.O. Sikkim in its effort to spread voter awareness till the grass root level organised a sensitization programme for the leaders of ethnic communities of the State and the NGOs working for differently abled persons on 19.01.2019 at the Conference hall of the C.E.O. Office.
The main objective of conducting the programme was for disseminating correct information about election procedure and processes to different communities through their leaders so that there are no room for false information and rumours which generally engulfs the rural areas during the election time.
The C.E.O Sikkim, Shri R.Telang briefed the gathering about the following topics:
1. Voter helpline no 1950, NVSP, ECI voter helpline app- for widespread announcement of these applications as first point of care in finding his/her name in the E-roll, EPIC status and in connecting to the Election machinery and also registration of complaints against poll-related issues, without even having to come out of the comfort of one’s house.
2. To check names of their prominent community members in the E -Roll so that the nonappearance of such personalities in the roll does not convey a wrong impression of the E- Roll to the rest of the public.
3. EVM & VVPAT- the gathering was introduced to these machines and also informed that if they request the C.E.O office to set up the demonstration centres of these machines during their festivals and programmes which are not political in nature, the Office would gladly do so.
4. Ethical voting - the C.E.O appealed the leaders of ethnic communities to use their good office in promoting ethics of responsible voters, free of any inducement and going beyond narrow considerations.
The C.E.O further appealed the community leaders and the Civil Society Organisations for their participation in the upcoming National Voters Day Celebration, so that the theme of the NVD, 2019 “no voter to be left behind” reflects in true sense by participation of various communities and specially the PWDs.