A Strong way to Strengthen the Democracy I N I T I A T I V E S Remote District Tribal dominated High percentage of forest growth i.e.44% Inaccessible areas Low voter enrollment Lack of awareness Low literacy percentage High Poverty Inaccessible polling stations Core Committees Identification of gaps i.e. gender, age, urban – rural, non included groups. KABBP of Voters (Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior, Belief and Practices of Voters) Building up of Partnerships Multiple Voter facilitation centers Monitoring and Review Evaluation and documentation Innovations and Initiatives Propagation of National and State Icons Conduct of Festival of Democracy Area : 16105 Sq.Km Population (2011 Census) : 27.41 Lakhs Electors Gender Ratio increased from 971 to 997 ◦ Before Summary Revision :- 16.71 Lakhs ◦ EP Ratio :- 609 : 1000 ◦ After Summary Revision and continuous updation :19.59 Lakhs ◦ EP Ratio :- 714 : 1000 ◦ Projected Population (2014) :- 28.23 Lakhs ◦ Present EP Ratio :- 693 : 1000 ◦ Total 14.7% of increase of Voters. ……………These sizable and tangible results are due to SVEEP Activities in the district. Formation of Core Committees Situation Analysis ◦ Polling Station with low voter turnout ◦ Polling Station with High number of vulnerable sections National Voters Day Opening of VRECs Elimination of Urban Apathy 18+ Age Group Enrollment EP Ratio Gender Ratio IEC Activities IMF Activities Interpersonal Communication Collaborations Help Desks Competitions in Schools and Colleges Human Chains and Kalajathas Ethical Voting Booth Level Volunteers Call Center and Control Room Icon Messages Electoral Offences Awareness Camps Awareness to Owners of the factories Establishment of Model Polling Stations at Mandal Headquarters District Level, Constituency Level, Mandal Level Core Committees have been constituted with the involvement of officials, NGOs, Press, Literacy Agencies, NYKs,Federations of Self Help Groups, Coordinators of NSS, NCC, Scouts and guides, All India Radio Conducting Meeting fortnightly and review the implementation of SVEEP Activities. Allotment of Core Committee members to different villages for creating awareness After analysis of Previous Elections Vulnerability areas in the District were identified Special Campaigns were organized at 10% low Polling booth areas to discuss with public. Explained the value of Vote and motivate them to cast their vote at the time of elections. Example :- Name of the Constituency Sirpur - AC Name of the vg/ Mandal Name of the PS/ PS.No. Voting turnout of Assembly Elections 2009 Voting turnout of Assembly Elections 2014 % increase Kagaznagar 73 59.14 81.30 22.16% All BLO Offices, Grampanchayat Offices, Tehsildar, MPDO, Municipal Offices & RDO Offices are Designated as VRECs. Boards/ Flexis have been erected near BLO Offices, Tehsildar Offices, RDO Offices. Keeping Forms 6,7,8,8A at VRECs. BLVs will go to Houses and Motivate the un – enrolled voters for enrollment. The net % of increase of voters is 14.70% Conducting meetings with Resident Welfare Associations, Urban Self Help Groups and Motivate them for enrollment. Conducting Meetings in all the Urban bodies in order to promote more urban voter enrollment. For Example Mancherial is a Urban Oriented Constituency where in the voters have been increased from 193976 to 238423, a net increase of 44447 is noticed. Selected 3 students from each college as Campus Ambassadors. Selected 1 Lecturer from each college as Campus Nodal Officer. Awareness Meetings conducted and Motivated the College Students. 18-19 Years age group enrollment is increased from 3.51% to 4.59% ◦ Before Summary Revision :- 16.71 Lakhs ◦ EP Ratio :- 609 : 1000 ◦ After Summary Revision and continuous updation :- 19.59 Lakhs ◦ EP Ratio :- 714 : 1000 ◦ Projected Population (2014) :- 28.23 Lakhs ◦ Present EP Ratio :- 693 : 1000 ◦ Total 14.7% of increase of Voters. o Part wise Sex ratio report was analyzed for each Assembly constituency. oTo brought about improvement in sex ratio compaigns were organized in colleges to encourage Female Voters for enrolment. Gender Ratio has been increased from 971 to 997 Published posters & Displayed Flexies Slides in Cinema Theaters Scrolling During prime time in Local TV Channels like ACT, ACN, etc.. Scrolls. News items & Advertisement in Daily News Papers. Facilitated Helpline and Send bulk SMS to all Network Mobiles. No.of Posters Printed : 50000 Pamphlets Printed : 9 Lakhs Flexies Printed : 856 Sankalpa patras : 1 Lakh Icon Messages : 12000 Kalajathas : 2 teams for each mandal Arranged Democracy Tableau buses to cover all constituencies in Adilabad District. Keeping Forms 6,7,8,8A with Tableau. Facilitated online Registration at Tableau buses Tehsildars arranged publicity Vehicles at Constituency Level. Democracy Buses : 10 Vehicles City Cable Scrolls : 10 Constituencies Common Service Centers : 34 All India Radio Interviews : 1 Special Camps during Sandy days in tribal areas : 32 State Icons : Saina Nehwal, VVS Laxman Door Stickers : 2 Lakhs Letters Drafted by DEO & EROs to all College Principals for conducting pledge and Motivation Classes. Students enthusiastically Participated in Pledge and Motivation Classes and expressed their views... No.of Pledge letters printed : 9 Lakhs No.of Pamphlets : 9 Lakhs Sankalpa Patras : 1 Lakh Total no.of Educational Institutions participated : 120 Conducted pledge with 8 Lakh Card holders while distributing Essential Commodities at Each FP Shop. Conducted Pledge with 10th Class/ intermediate Students total (100000) students participated. Media Partners (Enadu & Hindu) NYK NCC, NSS NLMA, NGOs Adult Education Coordinators Banks (250 Branches) Private Media (Namaste Telangana & Enadu) Industries and Factories Arranged Helpdesks at Shopping Malls & Cinema Theatres to cover majority of public Keeping Forms 6,7,8,8A with Help Desks Facilitated Online Registration at Help Desks. Letters Drafted by DEO & EROs to All College Principals for conducting Essay Writing and Elocution at College and School Level. Conducted both Essay Writing and Elocution with the Topics Democracy and the value of Vote. Prizes distributed to the Winners. Number of Educational institutions participated in the events : 120 Human chains formed at main roads in the Constituency Headquarters. Students/ NSS & NCC Volunteers/ Public involved in this Program. Motivated the Un-Enrolled Voters Played Skits & Kalajathas on the roads about the value of Vote. Rallies Conducted : 64 Runs Conducted : 52 Human chains : 52 Kalajatha Teams : (2) each mandal per a day 104 kalajata folk arts were exhibited. Tablueas indicating Ethical Voting Flexies indicating sec.171(b) of IPC, Sec. 123 of R.P Act. Constitution of Village Level Awareness Groups/ Ward Level Awareness Groups Conducting Rallies through VAG/WAG Total VAG/WAG members 6786 Kalajathas concentrating on Ethical Voting. Posters indicating Electoral Offences under different Sections of R.P Act and IPC. Seizure of Cash : 1.8 Crores Seizure of Liquor : 60000 Ltrs. Large no.of Paid news cases Launched “know your BLO program”. Appointed NSS/NCC Cadets as Booth Level Volunteers Booth Level Volunteers conducted campaign at Door to Door level to motivate Un-enrolled Voters. Booth Level Volunteers (NCC/NSS) extended their services at BLO Offices on special campaign days. The Complaint Monitoring Control Room & Call Centre has been established at Collectorate under the direct supervision of Joint Collector (Nodal Officer) Three BSNL landline telephone connections with IVRS System with a Tollfree number 1800-425-1939 has been installed in the call center. No.of Complaints received : 513 No.of Complaints dispossed off : 513 No.of Complaints found true : 398 A Help line number 1950 is provided for know your PS. National Icons/ State Icon posters have been prepared and pasted at prominent places. 12000 State Icon message Posters have been printed at each polling station in all the constituencies. State Icon : VVS Laxman, Saina Nehwal National Icons : Abdul Kalam, MS Dhoni. Electoral Offences Posters have been printed and pasted in all the gram panchayats. Different sections like ◦ Sec. 8, 10, 11, 123,125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 134, 134A, 134B, 135, 135A, 135B, 135C, 136 of R.P. Act, ◦ Sec. 3(i)(vii) of SC/ST (POA) Act., ◦ Sec. 171 b, 171c, 171d 171e, 171f, 171g, 171h, Sec. 153a, 153b, 188, 332, 333, 353, of IPC and Sec. 7A, 8B of AP Prohibition Act and scale of punishment also have been incorporated in the posters. Conducted Rallies, Human chains Conducted Vehicle Rallies NVD Tableaus NVD T-shirts and Caps Conducted Mandal Level/ Constituency Level, District Level Competitions Conducted Pledge with all the Participants on the Nation Voters Day Installed NVD Balloons All the Awareness Camps have been conducted between 5th April, 2014 to 30th April 2014. Electronic Voting Machines How to Vote Caller tunes Helpline numbers Postal Ballots EPICs NOTA ( None of the Above) Date & Time of Poll Establishment of Model Polling Stations indicating the duties of polling Officers Voter Identification Documents Photo Voter Slips Basic Minimum Facilities Ethical Voting MCMC Unusual forms of voting like Challenged Vote, Tendered Vote, Blind and infirm voting, SPG Protective Voting, Cancel for violation of Voting Procedure and etc. Awareness to owners of the Factories :Every Private/ Non Government Societies shall grant a paid holiday to every employee of their society on the Date of Poll if not the owner of that Factory shall be punishable under the section 135-B of Representation of People Act, 1951 and impose penalty Rs. 500/-. Two News Paper Advertisements have been given in all the news papers on the day of poll and day before the poll day. Door to Door information to the voters on Polling Day Meetings/ Work shops with the political Parties/ Candidates. Display of Voters list physically on the walls of the Polling Stations. Model Polling stations have been prepared in all the Mandal Headquarters. The following facilities have been provided in all the Model Polling stations ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Enough Space for Voters for wait outside the PS Separate waiting queues for Men and Women Separate Entry and Exit for voters Easy flow of voters from time they enter in to the PS and for the time the leave PS. Webcasting facility Water Electricity Ramps Internet Cradle Seating arrangement of the Polling Officers. Shadow Thanks………………..