The Election Commission of India has joined hands with Facebook to urge youth of the country to use their voting rights. The social media giant, Facebook has signed a pact with the Election Commission of India to remind those who have a Facebook account and have recently turned 18.
Facebook is one of the most popular social media channels that is used by the majority of youth. It is seen in India that a lot of younger crowd prefers to use Facebook on Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Therefore, the Election Commission partnered with Facebook that will send the reminders on the Facebook profile of the account holder who is 18 and above to franchise their vote and contribute in selecting the right candidate constitutionally.
Election Commission of India partners with Facebook
The process of scanning those Facebook users who have turned 18 or will turn adult by December 31, this year has been already started. A reminder message will be sent to their respective account profile on November 30. The Facebook account holder will receive a message of ‘Happy Birthday’ by the admin along with a reminder of registering themselves to the Election Commission of India to enjoy their rights of casting vote under the constitution of India.
The Election Commision of India is happy for partnering with the Facebook as it is the most used digital community in India and it can easily help in promoting the drive of educating youth about their constitutional rights and duties.
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This is not the first time that the Facebook had partnered with the Election Commission of India. Earlier this year, Facebook had run a voter registration campaign of the Election Commission of India during the election time in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur.
The Election Commision of India is a body constituted to register voters, conduct polling and get the results of the voting done across India. With this collaboration both the Facebook and the Election Commission of India wish to accomplish their mission ‘No Voter to be Left Behind’ as ‘Every Vote Counts.’ Time and again the Election Commission of India has appealed the public to register themselves and enjoy their constitutional rights by casting votes during the elections.