The district election officer of Manipur’s Imphal West district held a meeting-cum-briefing session with representatives of recognized national and regional political parties functioning in Imphal West district, official sources said on Saturday.
The meeting was held in the run-up to the forthcoming general election to the 17th Lok Sabha, in connection with the enrolment of eligible left-out electors and Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Campaign for Voter Verification & Information Programme (VVIP) at Kombirei Hall, Deputy Commissioner’s Office Complex at Lamphelpat in Imphal.
Representatives of political parties which include INC, CPI, NCP, Manipur People’s Party etc, attended the meeting-cum-briefing session.
During the briefing session, district election officer, Imphal West district N Praveen Singh stated that in order to provide further opportunity to all un-enrolled eligible persons to get their names registered in the electoral roll so that they are not deprived of their voting right, Election Commission of India has formulated VVIP.
The objectives of VVIP are to create awareness among general public so that they verify their name and details on electoral roll and make necessary corrections.
The programme also aims to encourage those un-enrolled eligible individuals to register their names in the electoral roll so that they can exercise their democratic right to vote.
The DEO further said that SVEEP Campaign for VVIP is specially conducted so that the general public get familiarized with the Helpline number and NVSP portal for any election related service requirement.
While briefing about the various tools of VVIP, the DEO also sought co-operation and suggestion from all the political parties so that each and every eligible individuals in the State get the chance to exercise their voting right freely and fairly so as to bring a healthy democratic set-up in the country.
It may be mentioned that with an objective to not to left out any voters in the upcoming Lok Shaba election 2019, the special camps at the booth level officers will also be organized at the polling stations on Saturday and Sunday. The camp will facilitate verification of names and other details of already registered votes.