Election Commission launches ‘Voter Awareness Forum(VAF)’

  • Election Commission of India on January 16, 2019 launched ‘Voter Awareness Forum(VAF)’ in New Delhi. Similar VAFs were also launched by the Chief Electoral Officers in the State capitals and by District Election Officers in the Districts simultaneously. 
  • Voter Awareness Forums are informal Forums for generating awareness around electoral process through activities like discussions, quizzes, competitions and other engaging activities.
  • All employees of the Organisation are expected to become members of the VAF with the Head of the Organisation acting as the Chair.
  •  VAF is part of the Electoral Literacy Club programme of ECI. Launched on the 8th National Voters Day, 25th January 2018, the ELC programme envisages setting up of Electoral Literacy Club in every educational institution and Chunav Pathshala at every booth to cover those outside the formal education system.  Around 2.11 Lakh ELCs have already been established across the country in the first year of the launch of the programme.

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