Introduction – National Voters Day is celebrated every year on January 25 to promote more young voters that take part in the electoral or polling process. The main purpose of this day is to spread awareness about the importance of voting in a democracy. This day educates people about their voting rights. It is observed is to educate and encourage young voters to vote during elections.
History – Firstly, this day is celebrated on January 25, 2011, to promote a large number of young voters to take part during the polling process. In the year 2011, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved a proposal of the law ministry to this effect at that time. Ambika Soni, former information and broadcasting minister pointed out that the new young voters who attained the age of 18 years old were showing less interest to get enrolled during elections. Thus, this national day is celebrated to promote young voters in the electoral process.
Theme – The theme of National Voters Day in the year 2022 is ‘’Electoral Literacy for stronger Democracy’’’. Earlier, the theme of this day in the year 2021 was ‘’Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe, and Informed’’.
Significance – Now, this day is very important to promote a first-time or large number of young voters for the upcoming five state elections. The main goal of National Voters Day is to educate young individuals across the country about the importance of voting right. This day encourages to spread awareness about the importance of voting in the electoral process. It’s a basic right or responsibility of each person to vote during the elections.