Resident Welfare Associations in the city will distribute posters urging people to come out and cast their votes in next month’s civic elections.
United Residents Joint Action (URJA) — an umbrella body of RWAs — released a poster on Monday that will be distributed by a large number of RWAs across the city.
Rakesh Mehta, the state election commissioner, launched the poster.
“This is a great step. We have always supported such initiatives. We will now have the support of more people. Our aim is to make people vote. Candidates usually have little time after filing nominations. These campaigns provide assistance in spreading awareness about the candidates,” Mehta said.
Ashutosh Dixit, member of People’s Action, which is the URJA’s parent body, said, “The RWAs have been instructed to provide voters all assistance in locating their names and polling booths. Neighbourhood voter associations will be formed to ensure that people are encouraged to go out and vote.”
RWAs from all parts of the city are pooling in their resources to ensure a better voter turnout in this year’s elections.
The RWAs from east Delhi will also launch their campaign, Vote Delhi Vote, on April 1, two weeks before the polls.
“Last year, ours was among the areas with the lowest turnouts. We do not want this to happen again. With this campaign, we will go to various schools as well as the weekly bazaars to appeal to the people to cast their vote,” said BS Vohra, from the joint front of East Delhi RWAs.