Voting sans fear theme for service voters' workshop

Last Updated 28 March 2019, 19:17 IST

A workshop was conducted at the district headquarters of Coast Guard (Karnataka) on Thursday to ensure error-free voting by voters registered under the ‘Service Voters’ scheme.

The workshop, which was on the theme ‘No Voters Left Behind – Accessible Elections’, was also organised to push voters to exercise their electoral right of franchise with confidence.

A live demonstration on electronic voting machines (EVMs) and VVPATs was conducted under the guidance of Dr Selvamani, chief executive officer of the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat; Srinivas Gowda R, Panambur ACP; Gayathri Nayak, deputy commissioner of Mangaluru City Corporation; and other district election officers.

Functioning of units

The participants were informed about the functioning of the ballot units, control units and other allied functions and operations of the EVMS by the team of election officers.

The voters’ pledge was also administered by Panambur ACP Gowda to all the service personnel.

DIG S S Dasila, commander for the Coast Guard, Karnataka, described the day of voting as a celebration of democracy. He emphasised the importance of every single vote.

The event was coordinated by Deputy Commandant Deepika Dhiman and assisted by Assistant Commandant Neha Barange. All the service voters pledged to uphold the democratic traditions of the country and pledged to vote without fear, without being influenced by any external factor.

The workshop ended with a determination by everyone to participate in the electoral process.

(Published 28 March 2019, 19:05 IST)

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