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Poll process, EVMs excite ‘future voters’

THE ASIAN AGE. | GAURAV PANDEY
Published : May 13, 2019, 4:03 am IST
Updated : May 13, 2019, 4:03 am IST

Holding their parents hands, children went inside polling stations and were excited to pose in photo kiosks set up at some booths.

Excited “future voters” accompanied their parents to polling booths in the national capital to share the joy and satisfy their curiosity about the electoral process. (Representational image)
 Excited “future voters” accompanied their parents to polling booths in the national capital to share the joy and satisfy their curiosity about the electoral process. (Representational image)

New Delhi: Excited “future voters” accompanied their parents to polling booths in the national capital to share the joy and satisfy their curiosity about the electoral process.

Holding their parents hands, children went inside polling stations and were excited to pose in photo kiosks set up at some booths.

Kritika Mehta, who voted in Greater Kailash, said it is not just important to take kids along to polling booths, but also talk to them about it beforehand.

“You should not only take your child with you when you vote, but you should also talk to him or her about what’s happening and why they should be excited to take part in the election process,” she said.

Five-year-old Shweta Sethi, accompanied her grandparents to a polling booth in New Delhi and said she wanted to see a polling station after watching lots TV advertisements about elections.

“I have been seeing lot of advertisements on TV. I asked dadu (grandfather) about what election is. He then promised me to bring here when he casts his vote.

Dheeraj Srivastava, who voted in Safadarjung Enclave said: “My twin boys have been reading about elections and parliamentary system in their civics books. I also took them to watch Parliament proceedings once. Today I brought them with me so I can explain them the process.”

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