Electoral Literacy Club

Electoral Literacy Club

An Electoral Literacy Club is a platform to engage school students through interesting activities and hands-on experience to sensitise them on their electoral rights and familiarise them with the electoral process of registration and voting. ELCs are also present in colleges and rural communities. At ELCs, learning meets fun. Activities and Games are designed to stimulate and motivate students provoking them to think and ask questions. Through ELC, Election Commission of India, aims at strengthening the culture of electoral participation among young and future voters. There are four type of ELCs.

  • School Level ELCs- School Level ELCs have been established for future Voters. Students from class 9th to 12th (14-17 Year Old) become member.
  • College Level ELCs- College Level ELCs have been established for New Voters who are aged between 18-21 year.
  • Chunav Pathshala- Chunav Pathshalas have been established at Polling Station wise and BLOs are make incharge of Chunav Pathshala to educate the non school gone people.
  • Voter Awareness Forum- Concept of voter awareness forum (VAF) has been developed to spread voter awareness amongst employees of Govt./Pvt. Department/Organization

Role of District Election Officer (DEO) and Electoral Roll Officer (ERO) are crucial in establishment of ELCs and VAFs. In the ELCs, members will be part of interesting and thought-provoking, mostly classroom based activities and games. There are around 25 such activities and 6 games which have been carefully designed to impart specific learning which will help them become an ‘Empowered (Prospective) Voter’.