MP completes the survey to understand the extent and level of knowledge of voters
In January, the Election commission had asked the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of poll-bound states i. e. Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh to get the baseline KABBP (knowledge, attitude, behaviour, belief and practices) survey of voters done by May 30. The main objective of the survey is to understand the extent and level of knowledge, belief, perception, readiness, trends, factors, reasons of participation and non- participation of registered voters in the election process.
The information technology division of the department had conducted the baseline survey and informed that the survey has been completed and documents have been submitted to CEO, Madhya Pradesh.
An RTI application was filed by an activist Shri Ajay Dubey with the Directorate of Economic and Statistics demanding that the result of the survey be put in the public domain for greater transparency. The reply to the application has revealed that the survey was completed sometime in late August. A copy of the survey form containing questions was provided to Dubey. The department, however, refused to give a copy of the KABBP survey of voters.