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Moga Administration focusing on NRIs and new voters to increase vote percentage: IAS Kulwant Singh

Moga, 18 April, 2024 (Yes Punjab News)

The District Administration in Moga is prioritizing the engagement of NRIs and new voters to boost the voter turnout percentage. Special efforts are being made to register NRIs and new voters.

A voter awareness event was conducted today at the girls’ college in Sukhanand village, attended by Mr. Kulwant Singh, Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer, as the chief guest. Mr. Harkanwaljit Singh, SDM Baghapurana, and Gill Roanta, the district SVEEP icon and lyricist, also addressed the gathering.

While giving the details, Mr Kulwant Singh said that Moga district has a significant NRI population, with approximately 40 thousand residents living abroad. Unfortunately, many of them do not exercise their right to vote, contributing to the lower voter turnout in Moga compared to other districts.

He said that the District Administration was actively reaching out to NRIs to encourage them to participate in the voting process. Block Level Officers (BLOs) are contacting families with members abroad or those who do not vote despite being registered voters.

Additionally, efforts are being made to register approximately 10 percent of young individuals who have not yet enrolled as voters. Special registration camps are being set up in educational institutions for this purpose.

The District Administration hopes to achieve a voter turnout of over 70 percent in Moga district this time, compared to the previous elections’ turnout of 59 percent.

To meet the Election Commission of India’s target of ‘Iss Baar 70 Paar,’ focus is on registering new voters, reaching out to IELTS centers, educational institutions, and expediting the registration process for eligible students.

He said that special polling stations, including model polling stations, pink polling stations, and polling stations for disabled and youth employees, will be established in all assembly constituencies to facilitate voting. Women icons are actively encouraging women’s participation, while workers in various industries are being urged to vote.

Electoral Literacy Clubs have been activated to enhance voter registration. Residents are urged to exercise their voting rights and inspire others to strengthen the country’s democracy.

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