Statistic shows that urban voter shy away from casting their vote. For multiple reasons.
There is an equally large concern which results in a low voter turnout.–citizens who are not registered as voters or citizens who have not transferred their vote from their city or origin or previous stay.
Project Mumbai in partnership with the State Election Commission (SEC), Maharashtra, has launched a unique initiative, “Shambhar Takke Shaii-Mission 2022” to change this.
This on ground activation and massive initiative is spread across two phases. The first, pre-election, would aim to convert every unregistered voter, in Corporates and otherwise and young college entrants, into a registered voter.
The second phase of the initiative would be to urge and ensure every registered voter actually turns up to vote.
Through this, we are jointly setting up registration camps for corporate citizens (their vendors and families or house-help as well) and separate camps in colleges.
The outreach will also enable unregistered/migrant voters not registered in Mumbai to log on to the project Mumbai website, register their details which will then be shared with the SEC, which will initiative the registration process with such individual registrants.
While Media organisations, including Radio and news papers will assist in this outreach, several institutions, including the Rotary District 3141 has come on board as a partner to ensure that this campaign reaches every household and educational institution of Mumbai and MMR, thus making people aware of the need to be a registered voter.
Mumbai University will support the initiative through its NSS wing, with the students being ambassadors who will be trained by the SEC and Project Mumbai.
Shambhar Takke Shaii, a marathi term, means 100 per cent ink.
Mission 2022 the duration of this massive campaign.
a. Passport Size Photograph (max size 2MB) in .jpg,.png,.bmp, or .jpeg formats
b. Scanned copy of Age Proof (max size 2MB) in .jpg,.png,.bmp, or .jpeg formats (Any one)
i. Birth Certificate
ii. Std 10th Marksheet specifying Date of Birth
iii. Indian Passport
iv. PAN Card
v. Driving License
vi. UIDAI issued Aadhar Card specifying Date of Birth
c. Scanned copy of Address Proof (max size 2MB) in .jpg,.png,.bmp, or .jpeg formats (Any one)
i. Indian Passport
ii. Driving License
iii. Ration Card
iv. Current Bank Passbook
v. Income Tax Assessment Order
vi. Rent Agreement
vii. Water Bill
viii. Phone Bill
ix. Electricity Bill
x. Gas Connection Bill
xi. Post/Letter/Mail delivered through Indian Postal Department
How can one get registered / enrolled in the electoral roll?
In case of a student residing at the place of study, in hostel or mess managed by the educational institutions or elsewhere will have the option to get himself / herself registered as elector at his / her native place with his / her parents or at the address of hostel / mess where he / she is resident for the time being for pursuing his / her studies. The course pursued by the said students should be recognized by Central / State Governments / Boards / Universities / Deemed Universities and such courses should be of not less than 1 year’s duration. Such student who wants to enroll himself / herself at the hostel / mess will have to attach a bonafide certificate (as per the specimen at Annexure II of Guidelines attached to Form 6 available on the website of Election Commission) from the Headmaster / Principal / Director / Registrar / Dean of his/her educational institution with Form 6.
There are 3 categories of electors in India:
• General electors
• Oversees (NRI) electors
• Service Electors