Election Express van draws huge public response


REASI – The Election Express, van launched by district administration Reasi, has generated greater interest and momentum among electors of the district in remote and rural areas. The Express launched from Katra earlier this week has travelled to many areas of the 58-Reasi constituency and organised a series of camps enroute.
The Express was received at Pouni by a huge gathering of sarpanchs, panchs and citizens of the area especially women and young voters. The themes depicted on the express wooed the electors and generated interest about the innovative representation of messages for ethical and informed voting. Besides, messages of local icons of the district along with their photographs showing electoral participation and power of vote as a right were also depicted. Election express van Reasi20
Hundreds of electors and young students on way participated in the live polling booth and learned to operate and use the Electronic Voting Machine. Besides, more than 200 new voters have been registered by the Booth Level Officer at locations visited by the election express in last two days. Special halts and camps are being organised for focus groups like tribal nomads, women and youth in various areas. The van will assist the electors to enroll as a voter till March 26th which is last date of enrolment and thereafter it will move extensively in all panchayats of the district especially in hilly areas of Arnas and Gulabgarh. As per the roadmap prepared by the administration, the election express van will travel more than 2200 KM on various routes and organise around 180 camps on way.
District Election Officer, Dr Shahid Iqbal, has appealed the electors of the district for an overwhelming response in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections and informed that more than 900 events have been organised in rural areas to encourage higher participation and ethical and informed voting. He said that ambitious drive under SVEEP, launched 7 months back, has resulted in enrolment of more than 1600 voters, so far.