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EC for complete voter participation

NEW DELHI: With four states recording ‘highest-ever turnouts in history’ in the just-concluded Assembly elections, the Election Commission has said that it would carry on with voter-education

Published: 06th March 2012 01:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:30 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: With four states recording ‘highest-ever turnouts in history’ in the just-concluded Assembly elections, the Election Commission has said that it would carry on with voter-education exercise aimed at “complete participation” in coming elections. Election Commission’s director-general Akshay Raut said on Monday that four states - Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab and Uttarkhand - that went to polls now and West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, that went to polls last year, have shown “historic records” after independence.

He added that 12 states that went to polls in the last two years have shown “uniform increase” in voter participation for which the Commission had worked on a number of programmes in the past few years.

To ensure that states make special efforts in bringing about complete participation of voters in the election process, Raut said the EC would start giving awards to states for “better voter participation”.



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