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‘We The Voters’: Elections & Youth Participation

Start Date: 20-03-2019
End Date: 20-03-2020

Youth aspirations hold a strong promise of commitment towards comprehensive development, progress, harmony & opportunities for all. The youth are the primary ...

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‘We The Voters’: Elections & Youth Participation

Youth aspirations hold a strong promise of commitment towards comprehensive development, progress, harmony & opportunities for all. The youth are the primary visionaries in a world that is developing at a rapid pace. Not only do they think ‘out of the box’ but they also believe in holistic empowerment of a society. They bring forth ideas, recognize loopholes and strongly advocate for change that is not merely related to the current times but to the future at large. As such, their participation in major democratic events, especially an election, is crucial at various levels.

The largest democracy India is currently getting ready to welcome the 17th Lok Sabha General Elections, scheduled to be held in 7 phases across the country. Amidst much speculation, rhetoric and passionate discussion, this major event is an opportunity to celebrate the ethos of democracy through the power of participation as a voter. An opportunity that holds the possibility of ‘making a change’ through ‘active participation’, the upcoming election is especially a wonderful opportunity for ‘first-time voters’ to step beyond the threshold of ideology and actually play a decisive role.

With clarity, strong values and insight, the youth holds the capacity to make informed decisions and choose effectively and wisely. They are not hindered to step beyond limitations and walk towards their dreams and aspirations. As such, their voice is integral to the strengthening of democracy and the larger well being of society.

First time voting reflects its importance in the following ways
• Accountability
Equal Participation
• Responsible Citizenship
• Commitment To Collective Voice
Supporting That Which Matters

MyGov Arunachal Pradesh invites you to share your opinions about the role of youth participation in elections and the importance of being a voter.

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Bhawna 2 years 8 months ago

Electoral management bodies (EMBs) play a critical role when it comes to engaging youth in electoral processes. Traditionally, EMBs have aimed to increase turnout among youth through targeted campaigns for youth to register and vote. In recent years, these approaches have included the use of internet and social media. However, there is a need for EMBs to develop more sophisticated approaches and to consider alternative methods that will produce higher involvement among youth (IDEA 2015).