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 Questions 1. 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...]
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' photos From 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...]
Do criminals have Election Voting Rights in India?
The issue of election voting for criminals has been settled by the Election Commission of India. Prisoners, those convicted and those under trials, in India, can't vote in the elections. However one needs to understand the details of the same. Find out about it in detail over here. The Laws Of Election Voting: According to Section 62 (5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1952, "No person shall vote at any election if he is confined in a prison, whether under a sentence of imprisonment … [Read more...]
Kolhapur links 20 thousand Aadhaar cards to voter ID cards
With an intention to eliminate fake voting, Indian Government and Election Commission of India came up with a new idea to link Aadhaar Card to Voter Id Card, known as EPIC –Aadhaar Seeding. To know different methods of aadhaar-voter id card seeding, please click here. According to recent population counting, there are approximately 8.4 crore registered voters in the state and approx. 8.1 crore people over 18 years of age. Thus it is obvious that there are certain differences in the total … [Read more...]
How a Plastic Voter ID Card is Better than the Paper Card?
The Election Commission of India has openly conveyed its intentions to roll out Plastic Voter ID Cards instead of the present laminated ones. An EPIC is a very important document and hence there shall be no compromises in the quality and maintenance of it. Maintaining the voter id card is in the hands of the bearer or the voter, he/she must take adequate steps to store this document at a safe place and ensure that it is not damaged. The quality of the card is at the disposal of the Election … [Read more...]