Goa officials aim to get youth on electoral rolls | Goa News

Margao: The South Goa collector has prepared to target young people who will turn 18 on January 1, 2022, to have their names entered on the electoral rolls so that they can participate in the electoral process.
After running the SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation) program at the taluka level, the South Goa collector now plans to reach students.
“Since most of the colleges are still largely closed, we are running online programs for students. Various competitions like essay writing, painting etc. are regularly held for students, ”said South Goa collector Ruchika Katyal.
Plans are also in sight, Katyal said, to hold mural painting competitions for students across the state through the office of the state chief electoral officer. This, she said, will serve a dual purpose: posting messages will spark students’ interest in the electoral process, and second, with public participation in these events, awareness will be created in the community.
Katyal called on eligible voters to apply online or by submitting appropriate nomination forms if their names were not on the voters list or if a correction needs to be made to the names. She also urged young people who are over 18 to register as voters and participate in the electoral process.
The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) will initiate a special one-month summary review of electoral district voters lists starting November 1 with a one-month period for filing objections and suggestions. The final publication of the electoral lists will take place on January 5, 2022.

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