Electoral Literacy Clubs
What are ELCs
An Electoral Literacy Club is a platform to engage school students 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. ELCs are also present in colleges and rural communities.
At ELCs, learning meets fun. Activities and Games are designed to stimulate and motivate students provoking them to think and ask questions. Through ELC, Election Commission of India, aims at strengthening the culture of electoral participation among young and future voters.
Who shall be the members of ELCs?
ELCs are present in Schools, Colleges and Rural Communities. Following will be the members in each type of ELC –
- Schools : Students from Class IX – XII; 14-17 year olds
- Colleges : 18 – 21 year olds
- Rural Communities (Chunav Pathshala) : All members of the village
What shall we do in ELCs
In the ELCs, 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’.
How can a School/College enrol for the ELC?
The School/College can approach the following:
- District Collector who is also the District Election Officer (DEO)
- Electoral Registration Officer(ERO)
The activities and games developed under the ELC project have been detailed out in 6 different easy to understand resource guides, presented in a step by step format for the benefit of the Club Conveners: