Electoral Literacy Club

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Electoral Literacy Club – Don Bosco College, Tura

What are ELCs

An Electoral Literacy Club is a platform to engage school students through interesting activities and hands-on experience to sensitise them on their electoral rights and familiarise them with the electoral process of registration and voting. ELCs are also present in colleges and rural communities. 

At ELCs, learning meets fun. Activities and Games are designed to stimulate and motivate students provoking them to think and ask questions. Through ELC, Election Commission of India, aims at strengthening the culture of electoral participation among young and future voters.

Who shall be the members of ELCs?

ELCs are present in Schools, Colleges and Rural Communities. Following will be the members in each type of ELC – 

  • Schools: Students from Class IX – XII; 14-17 year olds
  • Colleges: 18 – 21 year olds
  • Rural Communities (Chunav Pathshala):  All members of the villag

What shall we do in ELCs

In the ELCs, members will be part of interesting and thought-provoking, mostly classroom based activities and games. There are around 25 such activities and 6 games which have been carefully designed to impart specific learning which will help them become an ‘Empowered (Prospective) Voter’.

How can a School/College enrol for the ELC?

The School/College can approach the following:

  1. District Collector who is also the District Election Officer (DEO)
  2. Electoral Registration Officer(ERO)

ELC Resources

The activities and games developed under the ELC project have been detailed out in 6 different easy to understand resource guides, presented in a step by step format for the benefit of the Club Conveners.

VISION:

Electoral literacy club aims at strengthening the culture of electoral participation among young and future voters.

Objective:

  • Engage (actively) in promoting awareness of ‘Right to Vote’ among students, faculty members and community at large.
  • Enable critical thinking on issues related to elections, rights, democracies/non-democracies electoral system and its processes.
  • Encourage student participation and mobility to aforementioned issues – in theory and practice.
  • Cooperate with the District Administration and the State Election Commission in conducting smooth elections in the state with the help of NSS Volunteers and NCC Cadets.

Functions:

  • The ELC members of the College shall meet once a month to engage in a closed or open group session of thematic discussions on relevant topics.
  • They will organize activities like outreach programs and in campus programs with targeted groups to create voting awareness.
  • They shall function towards the goal to create and preserve the literature for the club

Activities conducted by ELC

• Declamation

• Poster Making

• Quiz

• Slogan Writing

Members:

  1. Nodal Officer –  Mr Binendro N. Marak, Dept. of Political Science
  2. Elective Committee Members –         1. President of SWA
  3. Campus Ambassadors –
  4. Advisor - Smti. Dimseritha A Sangma, MCS, Extra Assistant Commissioner – West Garo Hills. Meghalaya

https://ecisveep.nic.in/electoral-literacy-clubs/

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