Thank you for your interest in the Workshop being organized by the Chennai Tricolor Initiative, in partnership with 5th Pillar for those interested in contesting Local Body Elections.

The questions being asked in this form are so that we get an understanding of you, and also from the point of view of practicality in holding a public office at the service of the people that you represent. Request your frank and open answers for the same.

Workshop Date: 12th March 2017 (Sunday)*

*Each Workshop will host 25 participants (since we have limited space). In case the slots get filled, we will notify you of next workshop date that you can attend.
Are you seriously considering (or) decided to contest in the upcoming local body elections? *

We have a limitation on space, and as such are prioritizing those who are looking to contest (either have already decided or serious about contesting but need some more info to make up your mind). The notes of these sessions will be hosted online - and if you answer "No", we will email them to you so that you can go through them and get to know as well.
Your Name *

Contact Number *

Your Mobile Number, preferably.
Your Age *

City/Town of Residence *

The ward # that you reside in *

Please note that 50% of the seats are reserved for Women in the coming Local Body Elections.
In Chennai, the following wards are reserved for women candidates only.

The general wards that have been reserved for women councillors are: 3,8,9,11,13, 14, 15, 22, 27, 33, 34,39, 40 to 44, 48 to 52, 58, 61, 67 to 70, 74, 76, 79, 81, 83, 88, 89, 91, 93 to 96, 99 to 104, 113, 119 to 126, 128, 129, 130, 132 to 135, 139, 147, 149, 151 to 154, 158, 160, 161, 164, 167 to 169, 173, 175, 176, 179 to 183, 187, 191, 193, 194, 199.

SC category reservations: 16 to 18, 23, 25, 31, 59, 62, 77, 85, 107, 111, 144, 159, 195, 200

Are you currently affiliated (or in the past) with any Political Party? *

Have you contested elections (Local / State / National) before? *

Do you have income from any other sources other than your profession? *

The position of a Ward Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor (for cities) and Panchayat President or Ward Councillor in Village and town panchayats are unpaid positions. As someone who contests in this position, you need to have a source of income so that your livelihood doesn't get affected.
Now, let's get started with a few serious questions :)

Would you consider yourself a Self-Initiator? *

Do you usually look at an issue and are the first person to take an initiative to make things better?
Were you involved during the Chennai Floods, The Cyclone Relief efforts or currently involved in any citizen driven initiatives? What was your level of involvement? How did you pitch in?

If you have been part of any fellowships like Teach of India, or have worked with any NGOs that would very much count as well.
Have you been involved in any initiatives in your local area or street and interacted with the residents? *

{{answer_43635937}}, honest question. Do you believe you can rally the support of 100 people in your neighbourhood if you were to contest elections today? *

Are you actively involved in any of the following *

You are interested to contest Local Body Election In : *

Complete this sentence :
If elected as a ward councillor, you would have _____________

Thank you for your interest in this workshop and in actively taking part to change things.

Let's #TakeChennaiBack.

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The Chennai Tricolor Initiative is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that came together as the spirit of Chennai came together in a time of crisis. This By the People Initiative exists to spur and to ensure that the processes and institutions of democracy remain intact by encouraging our role as participative citizens. 

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