The Election Commission of India has put a lot of focus on engaging citizens and voters in an online platform. A requirement was felt for a dynamic website where documents, images, papers and initiatives can be shared by various stakeholders.
Election Commission has always placed voter awareness as the primary goal and extensive focus on voter education, enrolment of young voters, promotion of gender equality, and facilitation to Person with Disabilities. By doing so, the use of the new ECI SVEEP (Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation) portal, dedicated efforts have been made to provide a platform for interaction or participation in a more constructive manner which includes quizzes, club, forum, gallery, events, and resources along with sharing of success stories.
The Portal https://ecisveep.nic.in/ was launched on 3 July 2018.
Simultaneously the new SVEEP logo was designed which has been now used for all SVEEP activities across India.
SVEEP Portal is committed to the virtue of “No Voter to be Left Behind” and helps the citizens to learn about the election process, besides allowing them to engage with their peer groups.
The main features it covers, are
- Content Management System
- File sharing Management
- Discussions Forums (restricted to registered users)
- Events Management
- Photo Gallery Management
- Banner Management across site
- News Management
- FAQ Management
- Newsletter Subscription and Delivery Management
- Cross Browser Compatibility
- Restricted Access to Discussion Forums
- Role based administration
- WYSIWYG editor
- Insert media files (files, audio, video) in page content
- Ability to create unlimited pages
- Categorisation of pages
- Page assignment to multiple categories
- Content scheduling
- Integrated with Social Media/platforms
The new portal for SVEEP has brought in the era of digital Voter awareness to the forefront. Similarly, various Chief Electoral Officers use this portal for reporting and uploading of content. All the events especially which are held during National Voters Day are recorded and uploaded to the gallery of the SVEEP portal.
Electoral Literacy Clubs are being set up in the country to promote electoral literacy in all age groups of the Indian citizens through engaging and interesting activities and hands-on experience but in an apolitical, neutral and non-partisan manner. 110700 ELC Ids were generated by SNO/DNOs during 2018-2019.
The portal has direct interaction with citizens, more than 70000 selfie images were posted during the Lok Sabha Election 2019.