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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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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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Nasim Kutchi 2 months 1 week ago

Being a citizen this is the first and foremost humanity that we should be very much progressive towards our nation and the country.We should all equally participate in the nations movements and we should take the responsibilities for our own and each citizen to make and help them to live in better INDIA.And more over we should support the constitutions law and order which matters to us. Nothing is hard being a citizen of INDIA. All INDIANS are brother and sister and be proud to be an INDIAN.

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Nasim Kutchi 2 months 1 week ago

This is the fact which reflects as a mirror in front of every body. I salute the state government for better citizenship act for voters and all INDIAN CITIZEN.First time voting reflects its importance in the following ways
• Accountability
• Equal Participation
• Responsible Citizenship
• Commitment To Collective Voice
• Supporting That Which Matters
This are really the main agenda in which the state as well as CENTRAL government is working. There work is our cooperation and understanding

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V K TYAGI 3 months 2 days ago

Election and youth participation in election is most important.youth voters are very important for any Govt and they must participate in election

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Bhawna 3 months 3 weeks ago

massive numbers of unemployed young people, constitute a large group of those unskilled. In essence, Kenya’s economic growth has not been sufficiently inclusive with almost half of its overall population living below the poverty line. This has had a negative effect on the country’s economy. There is therefore a strong need to create opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized groups, in particular young people to avoid this. Young people’s active inclusion in governance and political proces

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Bhawna 3 months 3 weeks ago

In its subsequent General Elections since the 2007 Post Elections Violence, Kenya has been experiencing a somewhat peaceful political transition after elections. But a break from the violent past has not translated into improved prospects for stability and development for the country. The country still exhibits some fragility especially during the electioneering period which undermines its democracy and development. The country still faces a large skills gap of its work force as the massive numb

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Bhawna 3 months 4 weeks ago

In engaging youth as electoral administrators in electoral processes, EMBs may also take a more proactive approach to integrating young persons within their own organizational structures. Young people have different, and largely untapped, skill sets. In particular, they are more tech-savvy than their older counterparts. At the same time, EMBs are increasingly resorting to technologies both in their daily work and in their management of election operations such as voter registration and results m

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Bhawna 3 months 4 weeks ago

Providing these contestants with knowledge of the electoral environment and the legal framework governing elections (including rules and regulations linked to campaigning) may help them run more effectively. EMBs can also engage with political parties to lower intra-party barriers which prevent youth from reaching electable positions. Such work could go beyond promoting non-discrimination in party codes of conduct

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Bhawna 3 months 4 weeks ago

In engaging youth as electoral contestants in electoral processes, EMBs can contribute to enhanced youth participation in political spheres by supporting youth candidates to contest elections. EMBs can help political parties and youth candidates to enhance generational representation by, for example, offering training to youth contestants.

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Bhawna 3 months 4 weeks ago

EMB voter education activities can also aim address young people’s motivation and preparedness to participate constructively in elections. This may involve working with civil society and political parties (including their youth wings) to organize seminars and voter education campaigns

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Bhawna 3 months 4 weeks ago

In engaging youth as voters in electoral processes, EMBs may work with ministries and authorities responsible for education to develop school curricula and materials on democracy and elections. In doing so, EMBs help build a foundation for responsible, participatory and engaged citizenship and awareness of citizen–state relations, roles and responsibilities. EMBs in some countries have also been involved in the organization of ‘democracy weeks’ (e.g. in South Africa) and interschool competitions