Monthly Archives: May 2014

A note on NOTA

Electors can reject all the candidates by pressing a button marked NOTA (None of the Above) in Electronic Voting Machine. This was introduced for the first time in the recent Loksabha elections after a Supreme Court judgement. Like many others, … Continue reading

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ERMS: Sound Guidelines; Insensitive Implementation

In earlier blogs I argued that when the number of voters in a polling booth is higher than 1,320, then not all the voters in the booth can cast votes in the allotted polling hours. CEOs deny voting rights of citizens by … Continue reading

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UPSC Chairman ordered to be chief guest

Half-page advertisement in Times of India states: “Prof. (Dr.) D.P. Agrawal, Chairman, Union Public Service Commission, shall be the chief guest. Prof. (Dr.) K. Srinath Reddy, President, National Board of Examinations, will confer Diplomate National Board (DNB) & Fellow National … Continue reading

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Turn out the voters and cry about poor voter turnout

Supplementing the discussion in the last blog, the table below gives the sizes of booths in 6 cities. In a booth with more than 5,500 if more than 20% of the voters cast votes in 11 hours, that is a matter of … Continue reading

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Simple Arithmetic for Election Commission

A Times of India story states, “Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas is the lone voter in the midst of Gujarat’s Gir forest, home to the Asiatic lion, for whom an entire election team sets up a polling booth every election — and … Continue reading

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