Meghalaya electoral office deploys music to spread voter awareness

Shillong: Music is synonymous with Meghalaya and continues to be effectively deployed by the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Meghalaya to promote voter education and voter awareness amongst its 21,75,000 strong electorate spread across 3482 polling stations located in all its 12 districts.

With just days to go for poll day on February 27, the office of the CEO is actively leveraging music to urge voters to come to their nearest polling stations on February 27 and to choose, cast and celebrate their franchise and to ‘love your state, love your voice and love your vote’, because ‘your right is your might’ and ‘your voice is your choice.’

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Light After Dark, which is the Meghalaya’s first all visually impaired music band and the state’s Disability icon, champions the cause of electoral participation amongst PWDS to ensure that ‘no voter is left behind’.

Meghalaya election icons – leading band Summersalt and assorted leading artists from both Khasi,  Jaintia and Garo Hills regions are musically enthusing and urging all voters to ‘Vote for sure’ on February 27 through the foot tapping music video anchored by the office of the CEO of Meghalaya.

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All efforts are being taken to ensure that home voting by senior citizens who are above 80 years of age and PWDs is facilitated by polling teams who are trekking across arduous terrain to arrange for smooth voting by the above categories transcending queues, CEO FR Kharkongor said today.

“Through ‘Mission 300’ campaign, 5 polling stations across 60 assembly constituencies have been identified in a bid to improve voting turnout this time, so that it touches 90 per cent over and above the 86.9 per cent voting turnout recorded in the 2018 assembly elections, which compared to other states in the country is fairly robust,” he said.


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