Twitter announce a series of initiatives to empower citizens with the right knowledge before they cast their votes in the upcoming Assembly elections in five states. Elections will be held for 690 assembly seats, and 18.3 crore people, including 8.5 crore women, will be eligible to cast their votes in the 5 states.
Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur, and Goa will be held between 10th February 2022 and 7th March 2022 in 7 phases with the counting of votes on 10th March 2022.
Twitter Said :
Twitter’s initiatives are power by an Open Internet, are direct towards not just ensuring a high voter turnout but also aiding in ensuring voters are involve, engage and inform throughout the election cycle.
Twitter will launch a customise emoji that will further be support with a notification and reminder mechanism, which will allow people to voluntarily sign-up for reminders on the day voting starts.
A voter education quiz will engage people in Q&As, equipping them with necessary facts about the polls.
Twitter said it has launch an information search prompt with the Election Commission of India and Chief Electoral Officers to make it easy to find credible and authoritative information for the Assembly elections.
These prompts provide credible, authoritative sources of information when people search with relate keywords on Twitter’s Explore page.
The prompt will direct people to resources where they can access reliable information about candidate lists, voting dates, polling booths and many more.
With English, the Search Prompt will be available in Hindi, Punjabi, and Konkani, and will be support by many hashtags.
Twitter will be hosting workshops and training sessions for non-profits across the five states, which will be aim at developing literacy materials and pre-bunks to tackle misinformation around the elections.