Voting: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

No Postal Ballot for Persons above 65 years of Age in Bihar Assembly Elections: ECI

The Election Commission of India has issued guidelines that electors above the age of 65 years will not be extended the postal ballot facility in the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar and also the by-elections. The decision has been taken due to the problems arising out of logistics, manpower and safety protocols during the COVID ..

Compulsory Voting Bill

The Lok Sabha discussed and deliberated upon a private member’s bill on the need for compulsory voting in India. The legislators on both sides of the aisle support have deliberated on the bill. The support for the bill is on both sides of the government but so is the opposition. What is Compulsory voting? Compulsory ..

Voting trends in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

India is the World’s largest democracy and the elections are the celebrations which uphold the democratic credentials of the country. The voting trends in the recently concluded Lok Sabha Elections reiterate the Indian credentials as the worlds largest democracy. Voting Trends in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections An estimated 67.11 per cent of the 91 crores ..

Ranked-choice Based Voting System

Often the first-past-the-post (FPP) system is criticised for being non-inclusive and the alternative proportional system is criticised as actually exacerbate polarisation. Hence an alternative in Ranked-choice based voting (RCV) system is being proposed. Features of the Ranked-choice based Voting System Under the RCV, instead of voting for only one candidate, a voter ranks the candidates in ..

No-confidence Motion

No-confidence Motion or Motion of No-confidence is one of different types of motions in Indian Parliament. The constitutional provision behind this motion is Article 75, which says that “Council of Ministers shall be collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha” Thus, a council of ministers stays in office as long as it enjoys the confidence of ..