Chunav Pathshala are platform to engage the community members, mainly in rural areas, through interesting activities and hands on experience to sensitise them on their electoral rights and familiarise them with the electoral process of registration and voting.
Chunav Pathshalas are ELCs specific to rural communities. Activities and Games are designed to stimulate and motivate members provoking them to think and ask questions.
Who shall be the members of ELCs?
Members of Chunav Pathshala will comprise –
- Teenagers inage group of 14-17 years
- Voters of 18-19 years of age
- Young and middle aged women
- Senior citizens
- People with disabilities
- Children below 14 years, who don’t go to school
- People from every community living in the area
What shall we do in Chunav Pathshala?
In the Chunav Pathshalas, members will be part of interesting and thought-provoking, mostly classroom based activities and games. There are around 25 such activities and 6 games which have been carefully designed to impart specific learning which will help them become an ‘Empowered (Prospective) Voter’.
Who will coordinate the Chunav Pathshala?
The Pathshala will be coordinated by its convener who will be known as the Matdata Prashikshak the day to day activities in the Pathshala. S/he will involve all the members in a range of interesting activities where you will listen to stories, play games, recite songs, draw comic books, and also play the role of election officials and candidates in a mock election. Also, you would get to watch some films that will be specially screened for the members.
A Resource Guide is prepared for Chunav Pathshala that shall help the Convener to conduct each activity of the Pathshala. These activities and games have been detailed out in the easy to understand Chunav Pathshala Resource Guide, presented in a step by step format for the benefit of the members and Convener. A Common Handbook shall also help as a reference material for the Conveners and members.
What if there is no Chunav Pathshala in my village?
You can approach the following:
- Booth Level Officer (BLO)
Electoral Registration Officer(ERO)