With Kerala going into polls all set to happen in a month, the state is abuzz with political parties and candidates campaigning for votes, and also campaigns for increasing voter-turnout.
Ernakulam district collector MG Rajamanickam has come up with a way to reach out to the voters of the district. The Collector is in the process of sending out letters to youth, asking them to vote and exercise their democratic rights. The appeal specially goes out to first-time voters of the district.
As the district election officer, the initiative has been started in an attempt to increase the turnout per cent in the Assembly elections due on May 16.
The letter that is hand written and signed by the Collector himself would be sent to 57,000 first-time voters in the district. The Collector has started signing the letters himself and is expected to take days before it is done. The Collector, in his letter, first expresses his happiness in the first-time voters being a part of the democratic setup of the country, and goes on to appeal to them to turn up and exercise their right to vote.