Bihar Assembly Election – First round poll sees 57% Turnout

The Bihar assembly election is to be held in five-phases in October–November 2015 as the tenure of the current Legislative Assembly of Bihar ends on November 29, 2015. Phase I was conducted on October 12, 2015.To find out more about Bihar assembly election, click on this link.Phase I - Bihar Assembly Election Around 57 percent of the 13.5 million electorate voted on Monday, October 12, 2015 in 49 of the 243 constituencies in the first round of battle for political power in Bihar … [Read more...]

Ballot e-Delivery to Remote Voters – Election Commission of India and IT Dept

In collaboration with the Election Commission of India, the IT department is working towards the development of an e-postal ballot system. The system will enable ballot electronic delivery. This will be highly beneficial for the remote voters. This option of electronic delivery of blank ballots to the voters will enable the overseas voters, voters on election duty and the like to exercise their power. The system has been proposed, considering the right of remote voters.E-delivery of Ballots … [Read more...]

FAQs on Indian Election and Voter ID Card

There are various facts related to Indian Elections and its procedure that are unknown to many of us. This Article is dedicated to help you by providing as much information as possible on Indian Elections and its systems. FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions1. Who holds the highest power in the government? According to article 53(1) of our Constitution, the highest power is enjoyed by the President of India. Being the first citizen of India, he holds all constitutional powers and uses it … [Read more...]

NRIs to Cast E-Vote in Bihar Election?

India has not had an absentee ballot system until now. Section 19 of 'The Representation of the People Act' allows a person to register to vote if he or she is above 18 years of age and is an ordinary resident of the constituency i.e. the current address for 6 months or longer. Section 20 of the Act disqualifies a non-resident Indian from getting his/her name registered in the electoral roll. Consequently, it also prevents an NRI from casting vote in elections.The Representation of the … [Read more...]

EVM to now have Candidates’ Photos!

Electronic voting machines , also called EVM are used in the Indian General and State Elections for the electronic voting. The EVMs reduce time in the casting a vote and in the declaring of results compared to the old paper ballot. EVM to now have candidates' photosFrom now on, Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will have the candidates' photo along with the name. This will make the poll voting easier for the old and the illiterate voters. Photos on EVM's can help the voters in selecting a … [Read more...]

What is NOTA? How can one cast a NOTA Vote?

This Article discusses an important right that is provided to you by Election Commission of India by the permission from the Supreme Court of India. This important right is known as NOTA vote, abbreviated as “None of the Above” vote. NOTA Vote:The idea of a “None of the above” option was first originated in 1976 when the Isla Vista Municipal Advisory Council passed a resolution to put forward this choice in the official electoral ballot, in County of Santa Barbara, California, in the USA. … [Read more...]

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