Voters’ awareness drive takes off in Jammu: EVM demonstration van set to tour all assembly constituencies

JAMMU, DECEMBER 15: To raise awareness about electronic voting machines, a voters’ awareness campaign was formally started in Jammu district. The campaign was flagged off by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ansuya Jamwal, in the presence of Deputy District Election Officer Jammu, Rameshwar Kumar.
The campaign aims to educate voters about the use of EVMs and their significance in the electoral process.
Speaking on the occasion, the ADC emphasised the importance of voter education in a democracy. “It is crucial that voters understand how to use EVMs and feel confident about exercising their franchise,” she said.
The awareness campaign will see a mobile van equipped with EVMs and educational material touring all assembly constituencies of Jammu district till February 2024. The van will halt at designated locations in each point location where voters can interact with election officials, learn about the voting process, and even participate in mock polls.
To further enhance voter understanding, demonstration centres for EVMs at all 11 assembly constituencies and one at the district headquarters has been set up. These centres will allow voters to practise using EVMs and clarify any doubts they may have about the machines.
The flag-off ceremony was also attended by Assistant Commissioner General (ERO for Bishnah), Manisha and Assistant Commissioner Nazool (ERO for Nagrota), Vinay Kumar.
The EVM awareness drive is an initiative by the Election Commission to ensure informed and confident participation in the upcoming elections. By educating voters about EVMs, the Commission aims to promote transparency and strengthen the democratic process.

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