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  • Under the voter education programme of Election Commission of India, SVEEP, the material and tools used are myriad including Resource Books for Electoral Literacy Clubs, Brochure, Comic Books, Flip Charts, Animation and feature films, Radio stories, Floor Games, computer games. This section is a collection of all such resources and also includes publications and reports brought out under SVEEP.

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  1. STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK ON ACCESSIBLE ELECTIONS

    STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK ON ACCESSIBLE ELECTIONS
     
    4th July 2018
     
    Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110001
    www.eci.nic.in; ecisveep.nic.in
     
    STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK ON ACCESSIBLE ELECTIONS
    The Election Commission of India works on the premise of ‘No voter to be left behind’ and is committed toinclusion of all categories of voters in the electoral process to achieve the desired objective of universal adult suffrage as per its constitutional mandate. The Commission is committed to building an equal access framework for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) supported by the fundamentals of responsiveness, respect and dignity to enhance elector confidence among them; and support initiatives for improved service offerings to enhance their electoral participation.

     The Strategic Framework on Accessible Elections is built around sensitization through education and training, community involvement of different sections of society, effective partnership with institutions and originations and creation of facilities to cater to the specific needs of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with a view to increasing their participation. The Strategic Framework shall inter alia include the following components: 
     
    1. Barriers: Continuous Identification and Solutions 
    Identifying barriers and finding solutions to the same has to be a continuous process. A system of regular, periodic feedback shall be taken up. Well designed approach with strategic interventions including technology integration can help in obliterating barriers. 
     
    2. Voter Registration & Polling
     Database on PwDs, identified through mapping or initial voter registration, shall be efficiently and effectively used for follow up steps in the electoral process and the monitoring system for feedback, evaluation and consolidation. Polling stations shall be made accessible to all Persons with disabilities based on mapping of PwD electors and their specific needs 
     
    3. Inclusive Voter Education 
    Customised voter education to cater to the different requirements of PwDs shall be taken up to empower them for electoral participation. All voter education content shall be accessible format. Focussed and need based interventions shall be taken up under ECI’s flagship voter education programme SVEEP to engage PwDs and also to sensitise their friends, families, polling officials, security officials and all other stakeholders. 
     
    4. Leveraging Technology for Accessible Elections 
    This would essentially include (i)User friendly websites for PwDs of different categories. (ii) Accessible Technological Tools for facilitating PwDs of different categories to cast their vote (iii) Solutions for assisting voters with disabilities through technological innovation, research and integration. (iv) Accessible Media including Social Media Communications. 
     
    5. Research, Study and Knowledge sharing
    A continuous search for best practices, international and domestic, through detailed study and research on all areas of participation by PwDs and sharing of experiences to help formulate enabling policies and interventions, to aid, assist and facilitate the participation of PwDs.
     
    6. Role of Partner Departments 
    To explore and build partnership and commitment with Ministries and Departments to evolve and carry forward the interventions to electoral participation of PwDs. 
     
    7. Role of Educational Institutions 
    The Commission has already issued directions for setting up of Electoral Literacy Clubs (ELCs) in educational institutions etc. Setting up of ELCs in educational institutions dedicated to the PwDs shall be expedited and the ELC resources shall customised to match disability requirements.
     
    8. Role of CSOs 
    To assess the potential of CSO’s and assign specific role in assisting equal access and capacity building through well designed partnerships. CSO’s potential to build partnerships should be utilised subject to their non partisan nature. 
     
    9. Role of Media 
    utilise the potential of Media in taking forward voter education and to engage PwD’s for increasing their electoral participation. Media can actively contribute to an effective and successful integration of persons with disabilities in the electoral process. 
     
    10. Poll Volunteers 
    Poll volunteers from among future voters can organised from educational institutions, and Chunav Pathshala, (ELCs for Communities) and trained to assist PwDs, besides from among NCC/NSS/NYKS and other non-partisan voluntary groups. The initiative will be subject to provisions of Rule 49N.
     
    11. Training and Sensitization of Staff 
    Training and sensitization of the election is important so that they are empathetic to the needs of PwD voters. The training shall be factored into regular training to the staff as also for the registration and facilitation of the PwDs. 
     
    12. Alternative Voting methods 
    Alternative voting methods like advance voting or early voting, voting from home, Postal vote, transport assistance to PwDs or mobile polling station concept shall be looked at without compromising on the essential requirements of sanctity and secrecy of vote. 
     
    13. Legislative Initiative
    The scope of assistance to PwDs for participation is wide and diverse. Need for legislation shall be examined for enhancing electoral participation of the PwDs.can 
     
    14. Special 4 tiered Committees on Accessible Elections 
    Committees shall be formed at National, State, District and Assembly Constituency level with members from departments as well as stakeholders to review implementation of the directions of the Commission on ‘Accessible Elections’.

     

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  2. Awareness Observers Handbook

    Guidelines for the Awareness Observers
    General Elections to Legislative Assembly of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal & Puducherry
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  3. Matdaata Mahotsav Magazine

    Matdaata Mahotsav Magazine (Hindi)
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  4. SVEEP-India National Document (2009-2014)

    India National Document (2009-2014)
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  5. SVEEP III Project Document

    Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) has evolved into the flagship programme of the Election Commission of India. Since its inception in late 2009, SVEEP in Phase I covered 17 General Elections to State Assemblies and three revisions of the Electoral Roll, in its Phase-II, SVEEP focussed on Lok Sabha Election 2014 and the Assembly Elections to 15 States and Union Territories besides two revision of
    The Commission directed that the next phase of the SVEEP programme should reflect the learnings of the past six years of Indian experience and also include, after due study, best practices from across the globe and a project document be brought out clearly formulating SVEEP-III. This document attempts to draw the road map for the next five years of SVEEP-III. 
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  6. Mainstreaming of Electoral Literacy through Educational Institutions, Organisations & Communities in India /

    Mainstreaming of Electoral Literacy through Educational Institutions, Organisations & Communities in India
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  7. India Votes

    India Votes 
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  8. International Seminar on 'Strategies for Empowering Young and Future Voters'

    International Seminar on ‘Strategies for Empowering Young and Future Voters’ was organized by the Election Commission of India on 24th January, 2017 in collaboration with UNDP as a part of the National Voter’s Day Celebrations. The Chief Election Commissioner of India graced the occasion as the Chief Guest with august participation by Election Commissioners of India, Excellencies the Heads of Election Management Bodies, Commissioners, Members from different EMB’s of the world, Heads of International Organizations or their Representatives, Senior Functionaries of VoICE.NET, VoICE International besides the other senior officials of the Election Commission of India. The Participating EMB’s and the International Organizations presented Papers on the theme of the Seminar. The Seminar was marked by signing of MOU’s of cooperation with the EMB’s of Australia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Fiji and Nepal besides Inaugural Launch of the VoICE International, the quarterly e Magazine on VoICE.NET Platform. 
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  9. International Conference on Inclusion of Persons with Disablities (PwD) in Electoral Process - Conference Reader

    This Conference Reader has been prepared to support and facilitate interaction at the ‘International Conference on ‘Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in Electoral Processes.’ as a part of the 8th National Voters’ Day celebrations. The Reader, starting with the conceptual framework and guidance contained in International Treaties, visits the initiatives and experience of different EMBs and International Institutions in addressing issues and challenges of inclusion of PwDs in electoral participation. 
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  10. Project Document on Electoral Literacy Clubs in India

    The importance of developing the practice of citizenship development for electoral participation is vital to investment in future of democracy. Citizenship development in a democracy is about developing effective electoral engagement, participation, making informed choices and ethical ballot decisions. In the given context, one of the key goals of society is to have an active democratic citizenry originating in integrated civic and voter education and electoral participation right from a young age. Young and Future Voters have been in focus across the democracies of the world for larger electoral participation through well designed electoral literacy programs.
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  11. Empowering Electors Empowering Democracy

    Empowering Electors Empowering Democracy 
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  12. Conference Booklet

    Conference Booklet
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  13. International Seminar on Strategies for Empowering Young and Future Voters- Conference Reader

    International Seminar on Strategies for Empowering Young and Future Voters- Conference Reader

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  14. Conference Reader

    International Conference on VOTER EDUCATION FOR INCLUSIVE, INFORMED & ETHICAL PARTICIPATION 19th-21st october, new delhi, india
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  15. Manual on SVEEP 2016

    Manual on Systematic Voters’ Education & Electoral Participation (SVEEP)
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  16. National Voters' Fest 2016

    National Voters' Fest 2016
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Logo ELCSystematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) is a programme of multi interventions through different modes and media designed to educate citizens, electors and voters about the electoral process in order to increase their awareness and participation in the electoral processes. SVEEP is designed according to the socio-economic, cultural and demographic profile of the state as well as the history of electoral participation in previous rounds of elections and learning thereof.   

Election Commission of India

ECIThe Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok SabhaRajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act

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