Voter and Civic Education Program
The Voter Awareness Program, funded by The Asia Foundation, is under way in 91 unions of 12 Upazilas of Shariatpur, Madaripur and Faridpur districts. The objectives of the Project are to create awareness among the people of the Project area about the roles and rights of them in the national and local level elections. In our country various types of irregularities, anarchy, and political turmoil have been experienced in all the elections held previously. The Project has been designed in order to educate the voters about all sorts of irregularities of the election process and to create such feeling among the voter that casting vote is their right not privilege.
The activities involved with the Voter Awareness Program are miking for campaigning through loud speaker for mass awareness. Twenty units were engaged for a union to carry out the program. Special meetings are arranged with local elites, male and female local Govt. Leaders, new voters, and disabled voters to inform and aware them about the Do’s and Don’ts involved with election Rallies with colorful banners, festoon and posters with attractive messages to aware the voters are
under way. Two rallies of this type are arranged for each union. Banners are displayed in important places of all the unions, upazilas and districts towns so that maximum voter can see them and apprehend the message. Leaflets containing important guidance and directions relating to the roles of voters are distributed among the passers-by.