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Friday, December 9, 2011

DM asks people to exercise voting rights

Dehradun, December 9
Dehradun District Magistrate Dileep Jawalkar addressed the district officials, members of various NGOs and mediapersons here today, urging them to make united efforts to spread awareness among people to exercise their voting rights.
He said their target was to increase the voting percentage. Since Dehradun is a city of educated people, the decreasing voting
percentage was an issue of concern. He said the vote percentage of the city was 58-76 per cent while of the state as a whole was 63-72 per cent. He said there were almost 10 lakh voters in the city out of which 1.21 lakh voters have applied for the voters list this year.
He asked various education and sports institutes to encourage youngsters in the age group of 18-21 years to come forward to give their names for the voting cards. He said the returning officials should make arrangement for the employees engaged in the election work to cast their votes. He said a policy had to be devised to train people.

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