With less than 24 hours to go before Goa Elections of February 4th, efforts are on to ensure that there is a large voter turnout.
Chief Election Officer (CEO) of Goa, Kunal says that 40,000 first time voters have been registered for this election. A young Goa will also play a deciding factor in the polls. 42% of the 11.08 lakh voters are between the age of 18 and 39 years old.
It’s time to stand up and be counted for!
Why should you vote at the Goa Elections?
This is what some prominent Goans are saying…
Vote! This is your primary duty as a citizen. We get a choice only once every five years and we need to make it count. And remember, elect your representative, not your ruler. Choose wisely!
Darryl Pereira, MD Reira Group
Voting is our democratic right. All the citizens of Goa should actively participate in the process as your vote will affect the future of the state. But vote wisely; don’t be swayed by external factors. Think about what will benefit the community. Voting is absolutely necessary because if you don’t vote, you cannot complain about the political party that comes to power.
Vailarose Fernandes, Head of Mass Communication Department, St. Xavier’s College
My advice to young Goan voters is first and foremost please vote. It is extremely important. You can’t complain about the party that comes to power if you don’t vote. Secondly do not get carried away by fancy offers by political parties as they are for personal gain and don’t benefit the nation.
Allan Pinto, Master of Ceremonies
All you young people need to get out there and vote. Give up everything and vote because it is important. Our country is one of the privileged few, as it is a luxury to vote a person to power. You have to do your best and make your vote count. But make informed decisions; look up information about candidates, their constituency and manifestos as these decisions will impact all of us in the years to come.
Ayesha Baretto, RJ, Radio Indigo
This election, I request all you young voters to think wisely, evaluate all the political parties and analyse whether they have fulfilled the promises they’ve made. While voting, keep in mind Goa’s future.
James Andrade, Director, KJS Events