Today I shall discuss about the importance of election. Every year we hear upcoming elections are being held in one or the other country. Lets us understand what are elections and importance of elections in a country.
An election is an act of choosing someone to be their political leader and represent a government. There is a regional population who selects an individual to represent the voice of people. This mechanism is introduced for free and fair polling. People have the right to elect the person or party whom they find suitable to run their country. They elect these supreme power to work for the betterment of the society and people of the country. Elections are held in different countries in a different manner at a fixed interval of time. The fairest form of an election is held in a democratic society.
Importance of election is a democratic society.
Elections are the backbone of a country. Importance of election in a democratic society cannot be overlooked. It is the most crucial time for a country and citizens of the country. A rightly elected government with free and fair polling will have the support of the nation. In a democratic society, elections hold utmost importance as it is by the people of the people and for the people. Citizen of a country has complete right to choose their representative government. The participation of people is equally crucial in a democratic country as it represents the future of the nation. It is been observed in reference to various examples that a democratic society which has the support of its civilians represents a strong government leading to being developed at a faster pace technologically, economically and financially.
Facts about Elections.
Importance of election can be observed in every country due to which there are different types of elections being held in a country.
- *Primary Election: If there are three or more candidates competing with each other and no one receives a majority of the vote for final judgment then second primary elections or runoff election will be held between the two parties who received the highest number of votes. The winner of this runoff election will be the party nominee.
- *General Election: A voter may split the ticket to select a candidate from all the parties on the ballot. A voter may choose only one candidate per office.
- *Constitutional Amendment Elections: When there are any constitutional amendments then such type of election are held.
*Special Elections: These elections are held in exceptional situations in which there is any necessity to fill a vacancy that occurs during the term for which the person was elected.
2. In India, there are around 850 million eligible voters which make India the largest democratic country and due to which it takes over the course of weeks or even months.
3. In Canada, There is no one deadline to register to vote. The voters can register themselves on The Election day.
4. Oregon in the United States is the first and only state to use automated voter registration.
5. The first general elections were held on 25th October 1951. The Indian National Congress came into power winning 364 of the 489 seats.
6. In England, The royal queen Elizabeth ll can cast a vote. Reporters state that ” Queen is above politics”.
Role of Election Commission in India
Importance of Election as a citizen.
*Importance of election holds twin benefit which is both for the citizen of the country and political leaders which will enact for their the country.