New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi on Monday said there is a need to find innovative ways to deal with new problems related to carrying out elections.
Addressing the third Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries here, Quraishi said: "The Election Commissions of SAARC countries have to find innovative methods to deal with the new problems in the electoral field."
"Bitter political competition, the use of money power and apathy of citizens in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies," he added.
New Delhi is playing host to the third edition of the Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC countries which was inaugurated by CEC Quraishi today
The three-day conference brings together the chief election commissioners and senior election officials of the SAARC and neighbouring region on a common platform to share best practices in election administration and management.
Some of the important topics to be discussed include, empowerment of election management bodies; inclusive elections, voters education, controlling money power in elections, technology for cost-effective elections etc.
The discussions will also focus on the final shape of the Forum of SAARC election management bodies, which was agreed at the last conference held in Islamabad. (ANI)
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