SHILLONG, Jan 23: The Election Commission of India on Wednesday announced that Meghalaya has been awarded National Award for Best State for Electoral Practices 2018.
The state was awarded for overall performance in Election Management in criteria covering EP ratio, 18-19 registration, partnership building, conduct of elections, voter turnout and most notably innovative voter awareness/voter education and electoral participation.
The award carries cash prize, plaque and citation and will be conferred by Ram Nath Kovind President of India to the state Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor at the National function of the National Voters Day by the President of India at the National Voters Day Function in New Delhi on of January 25.
Meghalaya’s efforts have especially been recognized for outstanding achievement in Voters Education and Electoral Participation and Innovative measures. Besides Meghalaya in the overall achievement in the States category, Karnataka and Chattisgarh have also been selected for the award.