Shimla, March 16 -- In a bid to draw maximum number of senior citizens to polling booths in Himachal Pradesh, the election commission has decided to rope in 68 voters, who are more than 100 years old as brand ambassadors.

Of the 51, 59,000 registered voters in the state, 1,011 are more than 100 years old.

"The election commission has decided to rope in voters who are more than 100 years old to promote voting among senior citizens in the hill state," said chief electoral officer Devesh Kumar.

In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the commission had appointed Shyam Saran Negi, not only one of the oldest voters in the state, but was also the first voter of independent India, as its brand ambassador.

However, considering his age, the election commi...