General Election 2019: Pant, Manika to encourage Delhi for casting votes

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Rishabh Pant and Commonwealth Games Table Tennis champion Manika Batra has been roped in to encourage the Delhi voters to exercise their right in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Delhi will go to elections on May 12 as the voting process for the upcoming general elections in the country will be completed in seven phases.

Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh has assigned the two sporting icons with the electoral duties. Both will spread awareness about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections through radio and video messages, Singh has confirmed at a Press conference.

“The sports icons have been roped in to spread awareness among the voters. Our effort will be to increase the total vote percentage this year from last time’s 65.02 percent,” Singh said.

Delhi this year will have a total of 1.39 crore voters – 76,61,68 male, 62,35,814 female,and 647 transgender persons.

Singh told reporters about the mobile applications like the PwD app and the C-vigil app that people can download to apply for PwD (Persons with Disability) voter cards, report violations of the Model Code of Conduct, among other things.

Delhi will go to the polls for its seven seats on May 12. The counting of votes and announcement of the outcome are scheduled for May 23.