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...]
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...]
Could NRI Voters Cast Their Votes Without Visiting India?
In some of our previous articles, we have discussed the possibilities of voting for NRI voters without requiring them to visit India on the election day. Here is some good news for all of our NRI friends who have long aspired to actively participate in the elections by the means of voting. In the near future, e-ballot voting may become a possibility and there is official backing to this news. What is E-Ballot Voting for NRI Voters? The Union Government informed the Supreme court of India … [Read more...]
Detailed Guide On Voter ID Card For NRI
Voter’s ID card is not only important in allowing you to cast your vote it also acts as a valid identity proof. This card is issued by the Chief Election Commission and distributed by booth level officers once the voter applies for the same. A person not only residing in India but an Indian citizen who resides abroad can obtain this election card. In this article we highlight the process for you to obtain it. Need Of Voter ID Card In India Casting vote would have been a simple affair had … [Read more...]
Can A Non-Resident Indian Citizen Become A Voter?
The Government of India has made it easier to apply for a voter card via the internet and hopes to expand the scope of voter registration, especially for NRIs who no longer need to visit the ERO in India. Can A Non-Resident Indian Citizen Become A Voter? Yes, According to the provisions of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010, a person who is a citizen of India and who has not acquired the citizenship of any other country and is otherwise eligible to be registered as a voter … [Read more...]
Can You Vote Online or Send the Voting Slip by Post?
Today, the net has helped in completing many tasks which would have been impossible a few years back. For instance, voters in India can now apply for their voter cards online or find out if their names have been enlisted in the voter list by just accessing the net. In fact, a voter can register for a change in voter card or update errors in the election ID card by just logging in to the Election Commission of India website. In short, the net has become a powerful tool in conducting various … [Read more...]