BEST ELECTORAL PRACTICES AWARDS 2017 FOR VOTER EDUCATION & ELECTORAL PARTICIPATION:
Ranjana, DEO, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
Teams formed involving Anganwadi workers, teachers and ASHAs along with MahilaMangal Dals to promote women participation and interventions rolled out for women.
Initiatives like 'MandakinikiAwaz', a local community radio channel used to spread the message of SVEEP in the remote villages and "Coffee at Campus" in educational institutes.
Facilitation measures like DivyangDoli for voters with disabilities who could not walk to the polling station.
Outreach to service voters to promote their participation; Special interaction with villages that had boycotted last elections and those recording less than 10 percent voting were visited by the DEO
Women voting percentage jumped 9 % from Loksabha 2014 figures and 4915 Service votes received out of a total 5430 issued forms. Villages boycotting elections participated.