DATE WITH DEMOCRACY
The Election Commission has announced dates for the 2014 General Elections. There are many firsts.
between April 7 to May 12 make this the longest Lok Sabha election ever. The 2009 polls had five phases.
new voters, nearly as many as the combined population of the United Kingdom and Canada.
voters aged 18 to 19, a massive increase of about 300 per cent over 2009.
transgender voters. For the first time ever, transgender people have been included in electoral rolls as ‘others’.
option incorporated in EVMs for people who don’t want to vote for any candidate.