What is Youth Unite for Voter Awareness (YUVA) ?
The Election Commission of India unveiled an initiative to identify the missing and non-voters to encourage them for voting. The Commission has designed a YUVA strategy which abbreviates “Youth Unite for Voter Awareness” (YUVA) to encourage increased participation of young women and men in the electoral process.
The Commission is making efforts to include homeless people, nomads, transgenders, NRIs among others in the electoral process. The body also aims to build greater support and chorus of views in favor of participatory democracy and promote and sustain it through election literacy and enlightened voter participation.
It was noted by the EC that nearly 281 million voters in the country did not exercise their participated in voting during the last Lok Sabha elections in 2009.
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