Guwahati: The Chief Electoral Officer of Assam Mukesh Sahu on Monday conducted an awareness campaign “RUN FOR VOTE” to motivate every section of the people of Kamrup Metro District about the importance of participating in the electoral process for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Chief Electoral Officer, Sahu also appealed the all the electorates and the first time voters to play an active part by participating in the electoral process, “None of the electorates should be left out, all necessary measures have been taken up by the Election Commission to raise awareness on the importance participating in the electoral process,” said the Chief Electoral Officer of Assam.
In the event, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro), Biswajit Pegu also appealed the electorates of the Kamrup (Metro) District to come out in record numbers on the day of the electoral process.
He also urged the new electorates who will be casting their vote for the first time should take the lead in raising awareness by motivating all sections of people in the society about the importance of participating in the electoral process.
Students from various schools and colleges of the Guwahati city had participated in today’s awareness programme initiated by the Chief Electoral Officer of Assam.
In Assam, the Lok Sabha elections will be held in three phases i.e on April 11, 18 and 23, 2019.
It may also be mentioned that there are around 2,17,60,604 electorates in Assam which includes 1,11,32,782 males, 1,06,27,319 females and 503 third genders.
As per report stated by the office of the Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner, out of 2,17,60,604 electorates, there will be around 7,06,489 voters from the age group of 18-19.