National Voters' Day 2022: History, Significance, Theme & Importance Of Voting

National Voters' Day is observed to promote, facilitate, and increase voter registration, particularly among new or first-time voters. National Voters' Day 2022 history, significance, theme & other important details have been given below.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Jan 25, 2022 12:53 IST
National Voters' Day 2022: History, Significance, Theme & Importance Of Voting
Image Source- DW

National Voters' Day 2022: Today, January 25, is National Voters' Day in India, and it is the 12th year that the event has been observed. The Election Commission of India (ECI) raises awareness about the importance of voting in the electoral process on this day. Those who have reached the age of eighteen are eligible to vote. National Voters' Day 2022 history, significance, theme & more details have been given below. 

National Voters' Day 2022: History Of Election Commission

In 2011, the Election Commission of India launched a campaign called National Voters Day. The then-Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, called a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers. Young people of the voting age have been observed to be wary of registering to vote. This prompted the creation of National Voters' Day, which aims to identify and enlist young people who have turned 18, as well as provide them with their Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC). National Voters' Day was established on January 25, 1950, to commemorate the founding of The Election Commission on that date.

Image Source- Zee News
Image Source- Zee News 

Also Read- National Voters Day 2022: Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Images & More To Share With Your Loved Ones 

National Voters' Day 2022: Significance

The Indian government commemorates National Voters' Day to identify those who are eligible to vote, encourage people to vote, and reassure voters about the electoral process's security.

Image Source- Zee News
Image Source- Zee News 

Each year, national awards are given to election officers at the district and state levels, as well as personnel from agencies, PSUs, CSOs, and members of the media. To raise awareness about the importance of voting, various districts hold competitions and cultural events.

Should Read- National Tourism Day 2022: Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Theme, Slogan, Significance, Greetings & More

National Voters' Day 2022: Theme

'Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible, and Participative' is the theme for this year's National Voters' Day. The theme emphasizes the primary goal of National Voters' Day, which is to encourage adults to take part in the democratic process of electing their elected officials.