Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: As part of The Election Commission of India’s (ECI) National Voters’ Day pledge, people who are 18 years and above will receive a reminder in their Facebook News Feed to take a National Voters’ Day pledge on 25th January.

By clicking on the “Take the Pledge” button, people will be directed to the ECI’s Facebook post which will have the National Voters’ Day pledge. The feature is designed to support the ECI’s ongoing initiatives to encourage the participation of young voters in the electoral process.

The chief election commissioner of India, O P Rawat,  said, “On the 8th National Voters’ Day, the Election Commission of India is happy to join hands with Facebook for one of the largest Voters’ pledges. Through the ‘pledge’ let us renew our resolve to uphold the rich democratic traditions of our country and our commitment to the cause of free, fair, peaceful and participative elections.

Nitin Saluja, Politics and Government Outreach Manager for India, South & Central Asia, Facebook said “People use Facebook to learn about, talk about, and get involved with the issues that matter to them. We want to make it easier for people, especially young people, to participate and have a voice in the electoral process – on Election Day and every day.”