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5,25,000 active voters in Gurgaon and numbers increasing before State Elections
The State Elections are around the corner in Haryana and people are again gearing up for the same. About to be conducted on the 28 of September till 10 October, the Election Commission is organising rallies and drives so that more people come out of their houses to vote and awareness can spread.

With the coming of the elections, the millennium city can think of solving its problems. Gurgaon is always in news whether it is for the problems it is facing or the good deeds it is proud of. From the latest water crisis and electricity shortage it has been facing since a long time, it was seen that the Gurgaon people were under constant pressure of the civic authorities and the heat spells as well.

But now, things seem to be changing for Gurgaonites as eventually, all the problems can see their ends as the election season is getting closer every day. The leaders of various parties have again started to listen to the prayers and demands of their mighty voters.

It is only during elections that the leaders realize the value of their very loved voters as this is also the time when it is a do or die situation for them. Asking about the importance of a voter in the eyes of the election contestants, Mangat Ram Bagri, Councilor, expressed his views to saying, ''Even a single vote can change the game. So, you see, each and every voter holds equal importance. It is because of the voters that the various leaders get an opportunity to present themselves before the public and prove to be capable of working towards the growth of the region.''

The worth of a voter is proven in the above statement. But, there are many questions that bother the minds of the voters. So, to answer the queries, Rajendra Singh, Personal Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner holds up the answers to the following questions:

Question (Q) : How does one become a voter?
Answer (A) : In order to see one's country progress, a person needs to make some efforts to choose a wise leader, who can further lead the country in a positive direction. For this, a person has to, first, become a responsible voter of the nation. This can be done by simply filling up a 'voters' registration form manually or now, the service is available online as well. The voter card is then, dispatched to the voter's housing address by post.

Q : How many registered voters are there in Gurgaon?
A : Till now, Gurgaon has been registered with approximately 5,25,000 active voters.

Q : How many are still registering?
A : Till the last Sunday, there were around 3,500 voters and the numbers are increasing by every day.

Q : Why has the voter turnout been very low in the past few years?
A : Who said so? The voter turnout has been very high in the past years and will keep on increasing as more and more people are registering. Since, a large amount of people migrate into Gurgaon, so it is expected that this election season will see a fairly good percentage of voter turnout.

Q : What steps have been taken up by the Election Commission (EC) to increase the voter turnout?
A : The Election Commission can only work towards encouraging and informing people about the importance of voting. It is upto the public as to what they think is important for them. The EC can spread awareness only to those people who are new to these voting systems. What to do with the people who have already registered and still do not understand the importance of voting.

So, to spread awareness in the newbies, the EC carries out various rallies providing people with the requisite knowledge they require. Also, the EC provides voter registration forms with college admission forms just to make it easy for the people to enroll. The EC also communicates with the Principals of various schools to spread voter registration awareness amongst the students. You can see posters and banners installed in the city, making the people of Gurgaon aware of their voting rights.

Q : When will Gurgaon see the 2014 State Elections?
A : The State Election for 2014 will be commencing from 28 of September till 10 October.

Q : When can the general people register themselves to be the voters?
A : The registration process began on 9th of June and will end on this 30th of June and the eligibility is 18 years on 1st January, 2014.

After knowing about the whole electoral process, it is expected that the people come out of their houses not only to vote but, also to encourage other voters to use their right as a single vote can make all the difference.

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