The Election Commission has announced that the 17th Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases starting from April 11, followed by the counting of votes on May 23. The elections will be held for 543 seats across nearly 10 lakh polling booths in the country with the number of voters to reach to almost 90 crores. These assembly elections will be held in 4 states i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and Odisha. The primary parties in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are … [Read more...]
How and Why is Election Commissioner of India Appointed?
One of the most important features of a democratic polity is Elections. India is world's largest democracy and unlike constitutional monarchy and dictatorship, the head of the state and important offices in the state are not inherited but elected either directly or indirectly by the people of the country. To ensure the observance of impartial and just elections in India, the Election Commission of India was set up which is headed by the Election Commissioner of India. In this article, we will … [Read more...]
How is State Election Commission Different from Election Commission of India?
Every five years elections are conducted in India at different levels, which are that of the Parliamentary level, State Level and at the levels of the offices of Vice President and President. The role of the Election Commission is to ensure a smooth and hassle free election process. Since delegation of power makes every process easier, the Election Commission operates on two levels: Election Commission of India and State Election Commission. Both the bodies have same motive - of ensuring the … [Read more...]
Correction in Voter ID Card for Wrong Date of Birth
As per the official rules stated by the Election Commission of India , the Indian citizens those who are 18 years old as on January 1st of the year for which electoral roll is prepared are eligible as the voters to vote in the elections in the Constituency where he/she resides and have a valid Voter ID card. Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC) is issued in public interest by the Election Commission of India. It serves not only as photo identity during Elections but also as a most powerful Identity … [Read more...]
Why are Upcoming Assembly Elections in these 5 States Important for BJP?
Assembly Elections are held every 5 years and Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) or Vidhan Sabha are elected. The assembly elections in all the states and union territories in India are not carried out at the same time. Earlier this month, the Election Commission announced Upcoming Assembly Elections in 5 states; Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry in the South, and Assam and West Bengal in the East. The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) will face elections in all these five states. This … [Read more...]
Election Commission of India – Different Types of Elections
The Election Commission of India is constitutionally established as an Indian autonomous federal authority. The main responsibility of the Election Commission of India is the conduction and supervising of all the electoral processes, maintaining the principles and rules ensuring free and fair election polling. The Chief Election Commissioner who heads the Election Commission of India is appointed by the President of India. To read more about the Election Commission, click … [Read more...]
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