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What are the Voting Rights for NRIs in India
What are the Voting Rights for NRIs in India

According to the provisions of Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010, an individual, who is a citizen of India and residing in any foreign country for the purpose of employment, education or other commitments is eligible to be a voter in the constituency where his residence in India is located. It is to be noted that NRIs who have acquired the citizenship of any other country are not eligible to be registered as voters. Application for the Enrollment of NRIs in Electoral Roll For the overseas Indians, the first step to get registered as a voter [...]Read more

Voters’ Awareness and its Importance
Voters’ Awareness and its Importance

In democracy, it is not simply enough to inform voters about election dates. In order to help the electorates take an informed decision, it is quintessential to sensitise them about the importance of participating in the electoral process. Moreover, voters need to be educated about the process and made aware of the political parties, their manifestos, backgrounds of the contesting candidates and armed with several other information to help them cast an ‘enlightened’ vote. Efforts of Election Commission to Create Voters’ Awareness In one of the recent efforts to motivate voters to exercise their right to vote [...]Read more

Procedure for Enrollment in Voter’s List or Electoral Roll
Procedure for Enrollment in Voter’s List or Electoral Roll

Electoral Roll, also referred as the voter’s list, is the official list of all those people in a constituency who are entitled to vote in an election. Every citizen of India above the age of 18 is required to get enrolled in the voter’s list so that he/she is able to exercise the right to vote. Besides facilitating smooth conduct of democratic processes, it also helps in preventing electoral fraud. Eligibility Criteria for Enrollment in Electoral Roll As per the Article 326 of Indian Constitution and Section 19 of the Representation of the People (R.P.) Act of [...]Read more

Similarities and Dissimilarities Between Article 49 (O) and NOTA
Similarities and Dissimilarities Between Article 49 - O and NOTA

It goes without saying that India has seen a rise in the number of discerning voters who consider several factors before casting a vote. They have become more conscious of their rights as electorates. Of all the rights a voter is entitled to, the right to reject candidates and cast a negative vote has been most talked about. What does Article 49 (O) Imply? Under section 49 (O) of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, it has been meticulously stated the procedure to be followed when a valid voter decides not to cast his vote in the [...]Read more

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