DC election EKH District today organised an Open Mic Voters Awareness at Shillong College

Shillong, April 12: The Department of Political Science Shillong College in collaboration with the Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation and the Office of the Deputy Commissioner (Election) East Khasi hills District today organised an Open Mic Voters Awareness Program at Shillong College.

Shri Eddy Ripnar, a member of the Meghalaya Model United Nation shared insights about the apps that the Election Commission of India had recently launched, the Know Your Candidate (KYC) app.

Basically helps you to gather information about any candidate in your constituency and it will help to see the background and criminal records of the candidate, which is very important as voters when choosing the candidate. Another app, cVIGIL is an innovative mobile application for citizens to report about fraud, distribution of money during elections and others, he said.

He also said that through this app, one can report to the Chief Electoral Officer and they will immediately take action from the information gathered through the app and the person’s name will be kept anonymous. During the program, questions with a special focus on elections were asked, for which a special gifts was given to the students who gave the correct answers.


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