The last few months, Ondede Swatantra has been in the forefront for spreading awareness on the rights and issues of transgender persons, especially in highlighting their civil rights, health rights etc. While our community advocates interacted with the community members, it came to our notice that a good bunch of the transgender individuals do not even have their Aadhar Card, Voter ID, BPL Card, Ration Card among others.
With the assembly polls fast approaching, and with Congress, BJP and Janata Dal contesting for elections, the voters have a chance to determine who will be running the State for the next 5 years. To ensure that every citizen above the age of 18 years gets enrolled on the voter list as it ones fundamental right to vote, there is a special drive that is organized by the Karnataka Chief Electoral Office to enrol women and people with disabilities, knows as ‘Minchina Nondani’ or quick registration. This special one-day camp is held on this coming Sunday ie., April 8th 2018 from 10am to 5 pm in all designated voting booths.
This camp gives all the citizens a chance to register themselves or even make corrections in their names if necessary. People can also check for their names in the list as having your voter ID does not entitle you to vote or does not necessarily mean your name is on the voters list. This drive is also to ensure that the electoral polls are accurate and to ensure all the citizens have registered.
Ondede Swatantra as an Organization have already started mobilizing community members who have not yet enrolled themselves on the list as this is their chance to come forward and make a difference.
Make sure your name is on the voters list!!