District Election Officer (Deputy Commissioner) Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary delivered a lecture of Voter Education, Ethical Voting and Electoral Best Practices at the conference of Election Commissioners and officers from FEMBoSA (Federation of Electoral Management Bodies of South Asia).
Chief Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi inaugurated the FEMBoSA Conference on Electoral Practices and Voter Education which was attended by participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan , Maldieves, Nepal and Sri Lanka apart from Commissioners from the United Kingdom and Kenya as special invitees.
Dr Shahid represented the Election Commission of India and made a detailed presentation of electoral best practices in voter education and electoral participation. He also presented a case study of J&K State highlighting electoral inclusion and record participation as result of an extensive project of voter education and participation. He also presented a paper on the electoral inclusion based on specific interventions and creation of institutional framework for voter education, enrollment and participation.
DC Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary is one among resource persons of Election Commission of India for multilateral electoral cooperation with various countries and has represented the Commission in other countries earlier.
The FEMBoSA conference deliberated on various innovative and best practices to be adopted at international level as an outcome of these proceedings.