New Delhi, Jan 13: Twitter on Thursday announced a series of initiatives under the “JagrukVoter” campaign ahead of the Assembly elections in five states starting from February 10. The campaign primarily aims to empower citizens with the right knowledge before they cast their vote in the upcoming polls.
In a press release, twitter said, “These initiatives powered by an open internet, are directed towards not just ensuring a high voter turnout, but also aiding in ensuring voters are involved, engaged and informed throughout the election cycle, and everyone with the Right to Vote is a ‘Jagukvoter’.”
The initiatives taken by Twitter include the launch of a customized emoji, supported with a “notification and reminder mechanism” that allows the voters to voluntarily sign-up for the reminders on the day voting starts.
Apart from this, Twitter is working on expansion of its dedicated search prompt, powered by the Election Commission of India (@ECISVEEP). The social media giant is also planning to provide people with real time updates and developments on the elections from credible and authoritative sources.