India to Launch Voter Registration Reminder on Facebook

Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi
Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi

Election Commission of India (ECI) is launching a special drive to enrol left out electors with a special focus on first time electors from 1st July 2017.

In order to reach out to maximum eligible voters, the ECI is collaborating with Facebook to launch its first nationwide “Voter Registration Reminder.”

“This is a step towards fulfilment of the motto of ECI that no voter to be left behind,” said Chief Election Commissioner of India Dr. Nasim Zaidi.

With over 180 million people in India on Facebook, the ‘Register Now’ button is designed to encourage Indian citizens to register themselves with the Election Commission of India.

On 1st July, a notification of the “voter registration reminder” will be sent to people on Facebook in India who are eligible to vote.

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The reminder will be sent out in 13 Indian languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Marathi, and Oriya.

This is the first time Facebook’s voter registration reminder has been rolled out across India. In 2016 and 2017, Chief Electoral Officers made such efforts at state level during their respective state elections.

This article is part of our new editorial section that focuses on Lok Sabha Election 2019 in India.

By clicking on the “Register Now” button on Facebook from 1st July 2017, people will be directed to the National Voters’ Services Portal ( which will guide them through the registration process.

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