Survey shows that more than 50 per cent of voters are not aware of NOTA option


Team Udayavani, Apr 21, 2018, 12:06 PM IST

Bengaluru: A survey, led by S. Madheswaran of the Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC) for the benefit of Election Commission, has discovered that 55% of the general population are as yet not aware of the None of the Above (NOTA) option on EVMs. . 

Karnataka had NOTA introduced 2014 Parliament elections. 

While 36% respondents answered to have seen it while casting their vote, 5.3% announced having heard about the choice and just 3.7% said that they have been informed about the same in electoral literacy programmes.

In the district separation, the most number of the individuals who don’t know about NOTA originated from Belagavi (68.3%), Kalaburgi (66.6%) and Mysuru (63.8%) 

The overview, directed to comprehend the learning and mindfulness about electoral process, has hurled interesting data on the voters. At the point when a talk on Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) the across the nation had produced heated discussion, 72% of the interviewed population (survey was conducted in November/December) didn’t know about VVPAT. 

While 7.7 % had seen VVPAT at the season of voting, just 3.3% had said that they knew in regards to it because of voter awareness program. 

Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said “Out of the blue, all the electoral corners over 224 constituencies will have VVPATs. “It is a test and voters must have certainty. After we got the study report, awareness programs are being held and right around 2 crore individuals have been come to in the State. The figures may have descended now,” 

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