(THE GIST OF PIB) National Voters’ Day

(THE GIST OF PIB) National Voters’ Day


National Voters’ Day

  • Election Commission of India is celebrating 14th National Voters’ Day (NVD) on 25th January 2024.

About National Voters’ Day (NVD):

  • It has been celebrated on January 25 every year since 2011, across the country to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India, i.e. 25th January 1950.
  • Purpose: The main purpose of the NVD celebration is to create electoral awareness amongst citizens and encourage them to participate in the electoral process.
  • Dedicated to the voters of the country, the National Voters' Day is also used to facilitate enrolment of voters, especially the newly eligible young voters.
  • New voters are felicitated and handed over their Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC) in the NVD functions held across the country.
  • NVD is celebrated at the national, state, district, constituency and polling booth levels, which makes it one of the largest celebrations in the country.
  • NVD 2024 theme - ‘Nothing Like Voting, I Vote For sure’
  • On January 25, 2024, the Election Commission of India celebrates its 75th year of service to the Nation. 

Key facts about the Election Commission of India:

  • It is an autonomous and permanent constitutional body responsible for organising free and fair elections in India.
  • The Constitution grants the ECI with the power of direction, superintendence, and control of elections to Parliament, state legislatures, the office of president of India, and the office of vice-president of India.

Powers and responsibilities ECI:

  • Determining the Electoral Constituencies’ territorial areas throughout the country.
  • Preparing and periodically revising electoral rolls and registering all eligible voters.
  • Notifying the schedules and dates of elections and scrutinising nomination papers.
  • Granting recognition to the various political parties and allocating them election symbols.
  • The Commission also has advisory jurisdiction in the matter of post-election disqualification of sitting members of Parliament and State Legislatures.




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