right to vote in india

Right to vote in India

2019 Lok Sabha Elections are just around the corner. All Indian citizens above 18 years of age are eligible to give vote. The Indian constitution of India has permitted the right to vote to all Indian citizens irrespective of a person religion, caste, economic and social status.

You’re right to vote

As a voter, you are authorised to certain privileges and rights that safeguards the voter’s right. The constitution also explains the voting guidelines. Voting is a legal and fundamental right. All the Indian citizens above 18 years of age who have listed themselves as voters are eligible to vote. The person can vote in state, national and district elections. You are eligible for one vote only. The voter can vote at the constituency where he has listed himself/herself.

The eligible voters can register in their respective constituency. The photo election identity cards are issued. The individuals who have not registered themselves and don’t have voter ID card are not allowed to vote.

Disqualification form voting

You can be disqualified from voting process from the election process in the below mentioned guidelines:

  • The person who are convicted of crime under Section 171 E and 171F. The crime that are covered under these section includes the crime associated with bribery, undue influence in election and deals linked to personation. Hence, the Indian constitution disqualified the individuals with these offences.
  • The person convicted under Section 125 linked with electoral offences and sections 136 and 135 are disqualified from elections.
  • If a person give his vote in more than one constituency, he is disqualified to vote.

How can you vote?

The eligible voters who can take part in the electoral process can cast their vote at the polling booth. This ensures that the registered voter must give his vote by himself and his vote is not utilised by an impersonator. The voting can also be done by post for the individuals who are not able to visit the polling booth due to certain reasons. Generally this right of postal ballot is given to the individuals of the armed forces that are posted in the country and overseas. The individuals on election duty like policemen and electoral officers also can cast their vote through the medium of post.

You are required to know about your voting rights

Below mentioned are the granted rights to voters that are safeguarded by the Indian constitution

Right to know- The voters have the right to know the candidates contesting elections. They also must know their criminal record and financial worth.

NOTA- the voters can select the option to Right not to vote.

Special assistance to illiterate and infirm voters- The person who are illiterate and physical disability that are not able to cast their vote even by the postal medium, can cast their vote with the help of electoral officer.

Hence, you must know that you have right to vote and must vote in these 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.



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