4th National Voters’ Day – 25th January 2014
“Proud to be a Voter – Ready to Vote”
The Election Commission of India is a permanent, independent, Constitutional body vested with the powers and responsibility for superintendence, direction and control of all elections to both Houses of the Parliament and to the Legislative Bodies of the States and the Union Territories and to the offices of the President and the Vice-President of India. The Election Commission was established in accordance with the Constitution on 25th January 1950.
As a measure to enhance participation of citizens, especially the youth, in the democratic electoral process, the Election Commission of India (ECI) decided to celebrate 25th January, its Foundation Day, as the National Voters’ Day (NVD) every year, starting from 25th January 2011. The Commission’s objective is to make Universal Adult Franchise a complete reality and thereby enhance the quality of Indian democracy. As such, 25th January, 2011 was celebrated as the first “National Voters’ Day”. In this launch year, it coincided with the conclusion of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Commission.