Role of Election Commission of India for Free-and-Fair Elections

Elections in India are an integral part of Indian democracy. Election Commission of India (ECI) was formed in 1950 in a bid to ensure free and fair elections in the country. However, the role of this unique body is immense today as it organizes Lok Sabha, State Assembly, and Panchayat elections after a span of certain years. From updating voters list, distributing, voter ID cards, keeping political parties at bay from interfering into the democratic process, and much more, the responsibility … [Read more...]

How to Apply for Voter Card?

All Indian citizens, who are above 18 years of age and are resident of the place where the polls are being held, are eligible to vote. Hence all of them should apply for voter card. However, cross-voting or bogus voting often defeat the whole purpose of the election process. Many years back, Chief Election Commission (CEC) decided to introduce a kind of a photo-identity card for each of the voters so that the voter can vote rightfully in their own constituency. How to Apply for Voter Card or … [Read more...]

Distribution of Election Card as per Electoral Roll

As per directive of the Election Commission of India, election cards must be quickly and properly distributed to voters. The voters in the electoral roll include existing voters as well as new voters for each constituency. What is an Electoral List? Each constituency has a Voters List where names of its respective valid Indian citizens (above the age of 18 years) are mentioned. This voter list is also called as Electoral Roll. As per law, the people whose names are mentioned in the … [Read more...]