You were quick enough to register online for a voter identity card. But will you brave the Delhi heat and stand in a queue to cast your vote on May 7? If you need more motivation to do so, it is all set to come knocking on your door in the form of a booth-level volunteer.
“As a booth-level volunteer, I will be responsible for urging people in my neighbourhood to come out and vote. I will ensure that I remind people, spread awareness and encourage them to vote,” said Sayeed Hasan, a resident of Dilshad garden.
Hasan, 24, was attending an orientation workshop organised by Janaagraha in partnership with HT to mobilise citizen volunteers to conduct door-to-door drive and improve voter turnout.
Janaagraha’s ‘One Billion Voters’ campaign has also attracted Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) to participate in large numbers.
The first workshop held on Tuesday was attended by a large number of members from North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) Centre for power efficiency in distribution at Rohini.
“We deal with consumers directly and will be able to put across the importance of voting,” said Aarushi Gupta, consumer relations officer at NDPL.
At least 25 volunteers from Delhi and 430 volunteers from India have already registered online with One Billion Voters.