Shillong, Oct 9: There is over 25 per cent gap in enrolment of voters mostly in urban constituencies of Shillong.
The polling stations under focus are Pynthorumkhrah, Mawlai, Mylliem and Mawryngkneng.
To overcome this, the election department and the East Khasi Hills district administration have come together to launch a mission mode initiative.
Chief Electoral Officer FR Kharkongor said the focus is on certain clusters of polling stations where voters’ registration gap is over 25% as against state average.
The initiative was launched on October 7 in the run up to the special summary revision and forthcoming elections.
The office of the east khasi hills deputy commissioner, in collaboration with the office of the chief electoral officer, organised the electoral outreach programme- Mission UNITE 2.0 (U & I Towards Enrolment) #RolltoPoll Urban Apathy Electoral Outreach Programme at the Dorbar Hall, Umpling.
Kharkongor said the main objective of the electoral outreach programme is to achieve 100 percent enrolment and voters’ turnout and through analysis, the election department has selected a list of community where the electoral gap is above 25%.
He also stressed on the importance of the electoral process and the participation of every eligible citizen in strengthening the democracy in the country.
Awareness on enrolment of young voters who are eligible for voting, educating the citizens about the electoral process and the importance of their rights to franchise under the democratic process was also highlighted during the programme.