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Interesting facts about elections in India: Voting is a method for a group, such as a meeting or an electorate, in order to make a collective decision or express an opinion, usually following discussions, debates or election campaigns. Democracies elect holders of high office by voting.Facts About Voting

We have the right to choose leader in our democratic country, according to our choice. But it is necessary to vote or vote for it and for this, every citizen of India has to register his vote. After all, voting is your legal right. Let’s study through this article how to register or register to vote.

Facts about voting
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As we know, India is the world’s largest democratic country. Voting is one of the common characteristics of our democratic country. Voting is a basic legal right for every Indian citizen. Through this, we can choose our leader who is capable of bringing our country to new heights. Voting not only enables citizens to vote for political parties, but also helps them realize the importance of citizenship.

Even today there are many people who do not vote and think that there will be no change from one vote. But if we analyze things and see, then a vote also makes a difference. It is our duty to understand and realize the importance of voting. No doubt, the political foundations of our country have been created using the election. This is where you are told to register your vote for voting.

Facts About Voting

  1. By 2015 the Millennial generation (you!) will account for 1/3 of the electorate.[1]
  2. 50% of eligible young voters (ages 18 to 29) cast a vote in 2012, accounting for 23 million votes.
  3. 19% of all votes cast in 2012 came from young voters.
  4. The majority of young voters supported President Obama over the Republican candidate in both the 2008 and 2012 election.
  5. Fewer young voters supported President Obama in 2012 than in 2008. In 2008 Obama won 66% of the youth vote (John McCain won 32%), and in 2012 he won 60% (Mitt Romney won 36%).
  6. In 2012, the youth vote was key in President Obama winning battleground states like Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Had Mitt Romney won those states, he would have won the entire election!
  7. Young voters were more likely to vote in 2012 if they lived in a battleground state (a state that does not consistently lean Democratic or Republican — the winning party is a toss-up). 58% of young voters cast a vote if they lived in one of these states.
  8. In 2012, 4% more young women voted than young men.
  9. Young voters are more likely to support issues such as legalizing same-sex marriage, supporting a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, and legal abortion than other age demographics.
  10. 40% of millennials identify as non-white, making them the most diverse voting generation in history.
  11. Young voters were most likely to identify as Democratic (44% vs 38% of all voters).facts

First of all, who can vote?

Eligibility for voting is:
– He should be a citizen of India.
– On January 1, the year of revising voter list, i.e., the qualifying date has attained 18 years of age.
– Where he lives, should be enrolled in India’s electoral roll or polling area of ​​Indian constituency.

Interesting facts about elections in India
Interesting facts about elections in India

Please tell us that under Article-326 of the Constitution of India, the right to vote has been recognized and it has been said that the elections for the Legislative Assemblies of the Lok Sabha and the States should be based on the adult franchise-that is, the age of the person At least 18 years and subject to any law made by this Constitution or proper Legislature, on the basis of indigenous, lethargy, crime or corrupt or illegal conduct, otherwise disqualified. In is, shall be entitled to be registered as a voter at any election.

How to register for voting or vote?

The process given below is mentioned to create your voter or voter ID or to register your vote:

The first step for voter card registration is to fill Form 6. The citizen can file his application  in  Form 6 before the Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of his constituency.

There are several ways to enter the application:

1.  An application with copies of related documents can be filed individually to the respective electoral registration officer / assistant electoral registration officer.

2. Also, through the post, the polling area can be sent to the booth level officer or handed over to him.

3. You can also apply online.register

Process to apply online:

Visit the National Voter Service Portal

– Click on ‘Online Application for Registration of New Voters’.

– A new window will open with Form 6.

– Fill out the form and submit it.

Step 2: Arrange the necessary documents or documents with Form 6

It is important to submit the ID proof. Such as passport, driving license, PAN card, student ID

– The proof of residence or address is also required to deposit.

The address given for voting is mandatory for you to stay there for six months.online voting

Any of these documents will work as proof of address:

1. Current pass book of bank / farmer / post office,
2. Ration card,
3. Passport,
4. driving license,
5. Income tax assessment order,
6. The latest rental agreement,
7. The latest telephone / electricity / gas connection / water bill for that address, either in the name of the applicant or his / her immediate relative (parent).
8. Any mail / post / letter given by the Indian Postal Department in the name of the applicant at the ordinary postal address.

Note: If the documents mentioned above are not in your name, but are in the name of your landlord, then in this case he can sign an affidavit, which states that you remain at the address specified. If the address proof you are giving is in the name of your family member, it is necessary to prove the relationship, for this, a parent’s certificate of marriage and a certificate of marriage is necessary, if the address Enter on the name of the husband or wife.

For Age or Age Proof:

1. If you are between 18 and 22 years old, it is necessary to present age verification and any government recognized document will work for it:

2.  Birth certificate issued by the Municipal Authority or District Office of Registrar of Birth and Death or Baptism Certificate.

3. Birth certificates from government or recognized school will be last attended by applicant or any other recognized educational institution.

4. The birth certificate from the government or recognized school is last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution.

5.  If it is 10th grade, the mark sheet of 10th grade will be sufficient, but it should be born as proof.

6. Marksheet of Class 5 or 8 will also work if it has a birth date.

7. Passport

8.  Pan Card

9.  driving license

10.  Aadhar card issued by UIDAI

Step 3: Submit Form 6

You must submit Form 6 with your nearest ERO (Electoral Registration Officer) with Certified Documents. After submitting your form, you will get a submission receipt. The office will take about one month or 45 days to give status of your voter identity card. Either you get a call or mail for it. If you do not get anything from this, you can contact the ERO office directly, where you have submitted the form with the receipt which you received during submission.

If the election comes and you do not have your voter ID, you can still vote your vote. Your name is mentioned in the election list. All you have to do is take your driving license, PAN card, passport etc. according to your suitability.voting

This can also happen:

After obtaining Form 6, ERO displays a copy of the form on the notice board, so that any objection can be invited within one week’s period. Also, ERO related booth level officer can ask the applicant to visit the residence and verify the information given in the form. Then, on completion of Form 6 and any type of objection to any person, ERO orders the name to be included in the electoral roll.

So, in this way you can register your vote as per the entire process. Therefore, do not wait, if you have not registered yet, register it. Voting is your legal right, become a responsible citizen and give your valuable vote.


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