Senior Citizens to be given special emphasis in Elections : CEO
Shimla, Mar 15(UNI) Chief Electoral Officer of the State, Devesh Kumar on Friday said that in the view of relevance and special needs of the senior citizens in the State, participation of this important category in the Lok Sabha Election-2019 would be enhanced through various awareness programmes.
Identification of Senior citizens through existing mechanism, for example pension scheme, to facilitate them for registration and vote in coordination in the officer of District Welfare Officer/Tehsil Welfare Officer would be done.
He said that the awareness related to procedures available for registration of service electors will be given a special emphasis. Special awareness and registration camps for Defense Personnel have been organized in the State. Concerned Nodal Officers were given training to disseminate information on Elections and Voting.
He said that out of total 51, 59,000 voters in the State, there are 62,131 service electors. He said that 26, 45,584 males, 25, 13,357 females and 59 third gender voters will be exercising their franchising in 7723 voting centers in the State.