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WHAT IS VOTEATHON!
VOTEATHON! is an inter-college competition that aims at increasing the awareness and importance of voting in our civil society, especially the youth, and thereby develops a sense of responsibility towards the country.

NEED FOR THE COMPETITION – THE IMPORTANCE OF EACH VOTE
  • Approximately 5 lakh citizens in every constituency are not registered to vote,
  • Approximately 70% of the unregistered voters or ~3.5 lakh potential voters per constituency are in the 18-24 age group,
  • Less than 50% in the 18-24 age group and ~20% in the age group 18-20 are registered to vote,

    AIM OF VOTEATHON!
    To involve the youth and create a difference in the society by developing -

  • Voter Awareness:
    • Educating individuals, especially the youth about the importance of involvement in the democratic process and using their right to vote so they feel empowered to bring about social change.
  • Voter Registration:
    • Assisting individuals to register to vote.
    • Increasing the ratio of female voters to male voters (currently at ~0.8)
  • Voter Deletion
    • Cleaning the electoral rolls to reduce the ratio of bogus voting which is currently at ~20% and a major problem due to the large number of residual votes.
  • Voter Turnout
    • Increasing voter turnout by at least 20% (currently at ~40-60% depending on region).
VOTEATHON! : WHAT WILL IT DO?
The competition will have two aspects to it:
  • Voter Registration: In this phase the overall winning college will be the one that motivates the maximum number of people and registers them as voters (and obtain their Voter ID card) within a fixed span of time. This would also include voter registrations that the college may obtain from building society, corporate and other institutional drives.
  • Creating a Politically Aware & Responsible Student Base: In this phase the overall winning college will be the one wherein the largest percentage of students polled give the right answer for a basic political governance quiz create for all colleges.