1. About “SVEEP” Campaign :
For the coming General Elections, 2019 the Election Commission of India has directed that SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education & Electoral Participation) activities should be carried out to create voter awareness.
As per SVEEP plan of the Islands, various activities have been initiated for generating voter awareness through medium like :
- News papers, Television, Radio
- Hoardings, Banners, Posters
- Street plays, Rallies, Appeal and Pledge letters
- SMS etc
Such initiatives have been very successful in past Elections and have yielded very good results by increasing voter participation. The overall aim of SVEEP activities for this UT will be to increase voters turn out and voting. The level of voting of this UT in General Elections, 2009 was only 64% which is very low and needs to be increased. This time the aim of UT Election Department is to have 100% voting and hence the SVEEP activities will focus on “Theme of 100% voting” and especially focus on those areas/groups where voting percentage was low in the last Election.