Kerala goes green to promote voting in upcoming polls

7th Apr 2016
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Aiming to increase polling percentage in the May 16 assembly polls in Kerala, Suchitwa Mission in collaboration with Pathnamthitta district Administration today launched green election message stickers. This is a part of the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme of District Collector, Harikishore.

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Source : Indian Express

Green election sticker bearing messages like ‘Avoid plastics and disposables in this election, Save nature! Change for Tomorrow, Be a part of Green Election,’Vote is your right, Please use it, Come vote and get prizes, will go on all the gas cylinders for the next one-and-a-half month in the district, a press release said.

The district Suchitwa Mission will be printing at least one lakh such stickers to reach out to a larger voter database. Dr Biju, ace film director, inaugurated the official launch of the stickers today at a gas agency at nearby Adoor.

The administration has several activities as part of the SVEEP program to enhance public engagement in this polling season.It has launched green messages with slogans -‘ Vote is your right, make use of it’, ‘Come vote and get prizes’ in Kerala State Electricity Bills (KSEB), Kerala Water Authority (KWA), and in Hotel bills also.


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Suchitwa Mission is the state nodal agency for sanitation, constituted under local self government with the vision of creating – a waste-free Kerala with unpolluted environment public hygiene and cleanliness.

The tenure of Kerala assembly ends in May 31, 2016. Around 2.56 crore are eligible voters Kerala Legislative Assembly election 2016 as per voters List on 14 January 2016. 6.18 lakh new voters in the age group 18-21 have been included. Elections to the 140-member assembly would be held in 21,498 polling stations set up at 12,038 locations. There will be 500 model polling stations

There are 2 major political coalitions in Kerala. The United Democratic Front (UDF) is the coalition of parties led by the Indian National Congress. The Left Democratic Front(LDF) is the coalition of mainly the leftist parties, led by Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M).

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