SVEEP - Election Commission of India

SVEEP I
a summary
SVEEP Division
Election Commission of India
Why SVEEP
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For addressing
 Low and declining turnout in polling
 Gaps in Voter Registration
 For
ethical voting
 For continuous electoral and civic education
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Greater participation for a stronger
democracy
Tenure of SVEEP-I
From end 2009 till date
 12 General Elections to States
 3 Revision of Rolls
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Flagship Campaigns & events
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To Vote
 Focus
on women
 Focus on Youth
 Fighting Urban Apathy
 Ethical Voting
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To Register
 Know
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your BLO
National Voters’ Day
Achievements- Registration
Category
As per Roll 2011
Till date (Oct 2012)
EP Ratio
60
61.54
Sex ratio
906
906
18-19 yrs
1
(as against 4.24%
in census)
1.37
(as against 4.04% in
census)
EPIC
89.30
92.43
PER
89.01
91.90
Achievements - Voting
Turnout in
latest
Assembly
Elections
57%
% increase in
Women turnout
Remarks
Jharkhand
Turnout in
previous
Assembly
Elections
57%
from 51.4 to 54.53
Decline arrested
Bihar
45.85%
52.67%
from 44.5 to 54.49
Kerala
72.38%
74.92%
from 71.08 to 74.78
Tamil Nadu
70.82%
78.01%
from 68.75 to 78.51
Huge increase in
women turnout
Gender gap
decreased
Record turnout
West Bengal
81.97%
84.33%
from 80.75 to 84.45
Record turnout
Assam
75.77%
75.92%
from 74.89 to 74.94
Puducherry
85.46%
85.52%
from 86.29 to 86.97
Punjab
75.45%
78.20%
from 75.47 to 78.90
Record turnout
Uttarakhand
59.45%
66.17%
from 59.45 to 68.12
Record turnout
UP
45.96%
59.40%
from 41.92 to 60.28
Record turnout
Manipur
86.73%
79.19%
from 86.82 to 81.36
Issues were different
Goa
70.51%
81.73%
from 70.30 to 84.57
Record turnout
States
Statistical achievements - Voting
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Women turnout was higher then men across the latest
five Assembly Elections in Manipur, Punjab, UP,
Uttarakhand and Goa. The higher turnout started with
Bihar in 2010 and was also replicated in Puducherry
Youth participation was reportedly higher in all the
States than last elections. The profile of participation as
expressed in media pointed to a large participation by
newly eligible and newly enrolled voters.
Urban Participation: Massive increase in turnout at
urban center like Lucknow city over 2007 turnout
(increase of 81.3%) , Ghaziabad(63.15% increase),
Mathura City(65.32% increase), Amritsar(22.56%
increase) and Dehradun (21.46% increase).
Process achievements
I. Ownership across the election
machinery and creation of
comprehensive infrastructure
II. Bulwark of Partnerships
III.Consultations, Exchange & Awards
IV.Resource generation
I. Ownership and Infrastructure
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National Framework
Full fledged Division at ECI
Extraordinary involvement of CEOs and DEOs
Appointment of Addl/Joint CEO SVEEP
Appointment of Awareness Observers
SVEEP District and State Plans for elections
SVEEP plans for Summary/Special revision
Financial resource/Budget made available
Training for SVEEP
II. Bulwark of partnerships
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Educational Institutions
Youth Organisations
Government Media
State Government Departments with
community reach
Icons – national and regional
New access points like banks, post
offices, corporates, hospitals etc
III. Consultations, Exchanges & Awards
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National consultation on Voter participation
National consultation with media
Consultation on social Media
Best Electoral Practices Exchange among
CEOs
Best Electoral Practices Awards
National consultation with CSOs (Sep 21-22,
2012)
National Youth consultation (in the pipeline)
IV. Resource Material generation
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KABBP Survey findings 7 reportsbaseline and endline
Report by States/UTs on NVD
Report on SVEEP by election gone states
YUVA
Communication Manual – under
preparation
Gaps – being filled
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30 crore people did not participate in last
Lok Sabha elections
Gender gap still sizeable in many states and
constituencies
Youth disconnect
Urban Apathy
Subdued ethical voting campaign
Gaps- to be filled
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NRI registration
Service Voters low participation
Migrant voters
CSO and Private Media energy still
untapped
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