04 October 2013

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None of the Above Nota Option introduced in coming elections of 5 states

None of the Above Nota Option introduced in coming elections of 5 states

The Election Commission of India on Friday announced assembly polls in five states between November 11 and December 4

Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram will have a single-day poll on December 4, November 25, and December 1 and December 4 respectively, Chhattisgarh will have two-phased polling on November 11 and November 19.

As many as 18 Naxal-infested constituencies in Bastar region of south Chhattisgarh and Kanker and Ranjnandgaon in north Chhattisgarh will go to polls in the first phase

The remaining 72 constituencies of Chhattisgarh will elect their representatives on November 19.

Election commission told to media that the model code of conduct comes into force from this very moment, with the polls having been declared,"

For the first time, the EC will provide "none of the above" (NOTA) button on electronic voting machines (EVMs).

 "On the balloting unit, below the name of the last candidate, there will now be a button for NOTA option so that electors who do not want to vote for any of the candidates can exercise this option by pressing the button against NOTA.

Not Politicians but Supreme Court of India we Indians will get this right of NOTA

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Renu October 05, 2013  

How does it make any difference?..just in statisitcs only?

Destination Infinity October 05, 2013  

The court is trying to find a simplistic solution to a major problem by introducing this stop-gap measure. I don't see why anyone needs to take all the trouble to go to the voting booth to press this button. We might as well take some rest at home!

The bigger and more important problem that we need to focus on is - Why would anyone want to use this button? Because they feel that voting for any party is going to give the same result?

We need a mechanism where the profiles and agendas of each individual for every party is available for public scrutiny before they go to vote. We need information on who we are voting for and why we should vote for them. We also need information on what was promised by the previous MLA/MP and what was done. Without all this, no one can vote properly.

Party based voting can only get one party to power - but what happens in individual constituencies is still dependent on whom we have voted for in our location.

I am not sure if the SC can do something on this and I don't understand why SC is doing the job of the EC??

Destination Infinity

SM October 07, 2013  

It makes lot of difference