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NATIONAL VOTER DAY IS CELEBRATED

NATIONAL VOTER DAY IS CELEBRATED

Context

National Voters' Day on January 25 every year.

Details

  • The theme for this year’s day :   ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’, envisages active and participative voters during elections.
  • It also focuses on ECI’s commitment towards conducting elections safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The purpose of the National Voters' Day is to encourage, facilitate and maximise the enrolment of new voters and bring them in the democratic system.
  • On this day, the President of India will confer the National Awards for the year 2020-21 and launch ECI’s Web Radio:‘Hello Voters’.
  • The National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices will be conferred on State and District level officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections in different spheres such as IT initiatives, Security Management, Election Management during COVID-19, Accessible Election and contribution in the field of voter awareness and outreach.
  • The National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on January 25 every year since 2011, all across the country to mark the foundation day of Election Commission of India, i.e. 25th January 1950.

About Election Commission

It is a constitutional Autonomous Body conducts the elections to the offices of the President and Vice-President of India,Parliament,State Legislative assemblies and Legislative councils.

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