Goa is going to give free Teddy Bear to First-time female voters, Encouraging Or Masochistic?
If you happen to be the first time female voter in Goa, you may get a free Teddy Bear. Election Commission has planned to give free Teddy Bear to first-time female voters who will cast their vote on polling day. It is an effort to encourage female voters of Goa to turn up in polling booths to cast their votes.
According to Scoopwhoop, one each for all the 40 constituencies for women voters and will have all the decoration in pink-coloured stuff.
Kunal IAS, the Chief Election Officer told to ‘The Herald’ that “We have plans to decorate the entire station in pink with added attraction of pink balloons and pink flowers. The polling officers on duty will be made to wear pink. We are also making efforts to appeal to the voters to wear pink while visiting the station to cast their vote.”
Not only just that, but the polling booth will be managed by female officers who will also be wearing pink outfits. The move by Election Commission is receiving flacks from females in social media.
Pink teddy bears for first time women voters in Goa!! Really how childishly male chauvinistic! Unbelievable
— Nandini Sahai (@sahai_nandini) January 28, 2017
Pink teddy bears for first time women voters in Goa. Can the electoral office propose transport considering Goa has dismal public transport?
— sharon (@sharroness) February 3, 2017
Women #voters to be given pink teddy bears in #Goa. Is that even close to encouraging?https://t.co/EeoYudIz02
— Neha Valecha (@nehavalecha25) February 1, 2017
There will also be one polling station for disabled called ‘Divyang’. There are over 2K disabled voters identified by EC of Goa.
The state has around 5,62,930 female voters, which is almost 20,000 more than male voters. The state will go to polls on February 4th.