IN PHOTOS: Election Commission lays plan to increase voter turnout in India ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2024

The Election Commission on Friday said it is planning targeted intervention to enhance voting percentage in Lok Sabha elections. Pics/PTI

Updated On: 2024-04-05 03:36 PM IST

Compiled by : Devashri Bhujbal

The Election Commission addressed a press conference in New Delhi explaining its plan to increase voter turnout

The Election Commission (EC) said it has identified 266 parliamentary constituencies, including 215 in rural areas, with low voter turnout 

Eleven states and union territories, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, had a voter turnout lower than the national average of 67.40 per cent in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar stressed that 'one size fits all' approach will not work and different strategies have to be worked out for different areas and segments

Municipal commissioners from major cities and select district election officers (DEOs) from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh discussed enhancing voter engagement and participation in identified urban and rural Lok Sabha seats

Lok Sabha elections 2024 will be conducted in seven phases, starting from April 19 to June 1. Results will be declared on June 4

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