• search
For Surat Updates
Allow Notification  

Surat voters to get personalised invitation cards from EC

By Vikas

In a bid to encourage more and more people to exercise their franchise, the Election Commission has launched a novel initiative in Surat, Gujarat. The Chief Electoral Office of Surat has come up with a plan to give voters a personalised invitation to participate in the election process.

Chief Electoral Officer of Surat with the invitation card (Image courtesy - ANI/Twitter)

Mahendra Patel, the Chief Electoral Officer of Surat, told ANI that the invitation cards would be addressed to the head of the family.

"We thought this election is such a huge occasion for democracy, so why not send an invitation to the voters for the same, and hence on behalf of ECI, we would send invitation cards to each family in Surat," Patel told ANI.

The invitation would be delivered to the family when the booth level officer visits them to give the voting slip.

The Gujarat Election Commission has also been using various other mediums such as radio and Tele Vision to encourage people to vote. Patel expressed hope that this initiative would translate into higher voter turnout than in previous elections.

"On the other side of the invitation card, we have inducted the information related to VVPATs, so that the people are aware of its functioning," he added.

The Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The counting of votes will take place on December 18.

OneIndia News

Surat Fact Check
  • MALE

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more