Saturday, 4 October 2014

Election Commission launches videogame to educate voters

PUNE: In a first of its kind effort, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has developed a videogame titled "Get! Set! Vote!" amongst a series of edutainment materials on voter awareness and education. The game has been created to broadly engage citizens of all age groups to learn on democracy and electoral process.

In a fun-filled and interactive manner, the videogame gives out pieces of information and interesting details in 10 levels of mazes. With every successive level, the information becomes more specific to subjects such as Indian democracy, registering to vote, ethical voting, help from ECI and so on. The mazes also get more challenging with the player clearing each level.

Under the Commission's SVEEP (Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation) programme, the video game has been developed in collaboration with UNDP India. It is available for playing on the ECI website ( can also be downloaded from the link- sveep.aspxfor playing on computers and kiosks.

A series of edutainment materials including picture book "Proud to be a Voter" and "Garv se bane Matdata"; Cartoon Strips "Wah Election Wah"; board game "Ready! Steady! Vote!" and "Vote kiBaazi"; and radio programme "Loktantra Express" has been developed for imparting voter education through entertainment. All materials can be accessed at the aforesaid link. Such materials will be disseminated through the election machinery, educational institutions and related agencies for addressing targeted population. Commission of India,Education

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