Voting

New Zealand's top court rules voting age of 18 breaches youth rights

After the ruling, PM Jacinda Ardern quickly unveiled draft legislation lowering the voting age but warned changes would be difficult to pass and could not be in place before the 2023 general election.

published on : 21st November 2022

Sisodia says BJP failed to keep capital clean

He added that the AAP government built world class schools and hospitals, provided free and 24-hour electricity and fulfilled all of its responsibilities as an honest, citizen-centric government.

published on : 21st November 2022

6.69 lakh voters deleted from BBMP limits, says Chief Commissioner Girinath

Compared to the voters list published last January, there is a decrease of 3.76 lakh voters.

published on : 10th November 2022

Ground reality: 45 lakh 1st-time voters may spoil Didi’s party in rural polls

The number of new voters is a little less than 10% of the state’s electorate. TMC sources admit that this rise is a cause of worry, as joblessness will be a big issue in the rural polls.

published on : 3rd November 2022

Assembly bypolls highlights: Voting ends in seven constituencies across six states

Polling was in Mokama and Gopalganj of Bihar, Andheri (East) of Maharashtra, Adampur of Haryana, Munugode of Telangana, Gola Gorakhnath of UP, and Dhamnagar of Odisha.

published on : 3rd November 2022

Supreme Court to examine right of prisoners to cast vote

The plea states that the provision is disproportionate, unreasonable, and discriminatory since the impugned provision uses confinement as the yardstick for disenfranchisement.

published on : 1st November 2022

SC seeks replies of Centre, EC on PIL seeking voting rights for prisoners

UIn 2019, a NLU student had challenged the constitutional validity of section 62(5) of the Representation of People Act which prohibits a jailed person from casting vote in elections.

published on : 31st October 2022

US Elections 2022: Legal challenges begin before election day

Ahead of the midterm elections on Nov 8, Republicans file lawsuits targeting access to voting, while Democrats take legal efforts on making voting easier.

published on : 27th October 2022

Kenya in close presidential election amid prayers for peace 

The election is considered close, and East Africa's economic hub could see a presidential runoff for the first time.

published on : 9th August 2022

Those aged above 17 but not yet 18 can now register in advance to become voters: EC

Following change in election law, people can resister as voters on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 on turning 18.

published on : 28th July 2022

Hunt for next UK PM: Rishi Sunak widens lead as race to get in the final two tightens

Sunak won the support of 115 Tory lawmakers, followed by Penny Mordaunt on 82 votes, Liz Truss on 71, Kemi Badenoch on 58 and Tom Tugendhat on 31, who drops out as the last-place candidate.

published on : 19th July 2022

Voting to elect new President concludes, Droupadi Murmu likely to win

Going by the stand taken by various parties, NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu is set to win the poll against joint Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha.

published on : 18th July 2022

Presidential polls: Cross voting in Odisha as Congress MLA votes for Droupadi Murmu

“I voted as per the dictates of my conscience and chose the daughter of the soil for the country’s topmost constitutional post,” Moquim said.

published on : 18th July 2022

Engineering students develop technology to end bogus voting

Thousands of officials, police personnel and the Election Commission work hard day and night to make sure elections are conducted in a free and fair manner.  

published on : 10th July 2022

Quota issues lead to boycott of polls again

In a petition filed last year, the locals said their villages have only 14 SC voters of which three are women and only one resides there.

published on : 27th June 2022

EC special arrangements for elderly work for some, disappoint others

On Thursday, many of them turned up at polling booths and returned elated or seething at the arrangements.

published on : 24th June 2022

Poor voter turnout in ‘peaceful’ UP LS bypolls

The bypolls to two Lok Sabha seats in UP on Thursday recorded a poor average voting percentage of 43.8.

published on : 24th June 2022

Rajinder Nagar bypoll: Covid casts shadow on polling day, turnout mere 43.75%

Fewer people came out to vote in key by-election despite wide voter awareness campaign run by the election officers; 24 Covid patients cast votes in PPE gears.

published on : 24th June 2022

First-time voters say they voted to bring change in society and sort out issues

Similarly, another 18-year-old voter Amit Gupta said, “I was excited and nervous at the same time. It feels like a responsibility. I researched about the candidates and studied their views.

published on : 24th June 2022
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