6th National Voters’ Day has been celebrated by EC across India


The 6th National Voters’ Day has been celebrated by Election Commission of India (ECI) across the country. Theme of 2016 is “Inclusive and Qualitative Participation”. Observances: To make this day more memorize ECI has organized National level function in New Delhi in which President Pranab Mukherjee was the Chief Guest.

  • Nasim Zaidi Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) also released the book on this day titled as Belief in the Ballot and presented the first copy to the President.
  • For Best Electoral Practices to Chief Electoral Officers President also gave Awards.
  • And the District Electoral Officers and other Officers are involved in election management.
  • For best campaign in Voters’ Education and Awareness, Civil society organizations and Media houses were also given awards.


  • In 2011 the National Voters’ Day was started in to commemorate the foundation day of the Election Commission of India (ECI).

Significance of Day:

  • Main reason behind formation of the day is to mark foundation day of ECI which came into existence on 25th January 1950.
  • This day is also being observed to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 25, 2016