ECI launches online survey for NRIs
Hyderabad: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has initiated an online survey for overseas Indian citizens to assess their level of awareness about the registration and voting process.
The objective of the survey is to study and determine the rates of registration and participation among overseas electors. The ECI survey, launched in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) will help in gathering opinions and voting preferences of overseas Indians. The survey shall help in not only identifying information gaps but also in finding the preferred methods of voting which can subsequently be shared with the government and legislators. The link to the online survey is www.everyvotecounts.in.
ECI has also launched an online competition, as a part of the initiative. Participants can upload their original entries in categories like Slogans, Songs, Posters, Photographs, Essays and Short Film and Audio Visual formats. The winning entries will get round trip to India and a lifetime chance to be honoured by the Election Commission of India on National Voters’ Day, January 25, 2017 in New Delhi. The survey shall run through November-December 2016 while the online Competition will run through the month of November.
Dr Nasim Zaidi, Chief Election Commissioner, in his message, said: “We believe that the citizens must create a dialogue of their own to foster a vibrant democracy. Thus, join us in ensuring that “No Voter is left behind’. Let your voice be heard; express your creativity, share your dreams with fellow citizens and learn more.”