Are you a voter? Are you voting?

Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by tarunraju, Mar 5, 2014.

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Are you a voter, if so, are you voting?

Poll closed May 4, 2014.
  1. I have a valid EPIC, and my name is in my constituency's electoral roll

    86.7%
  2. I have a valid EPIC, but my name isn't on the electoral roll yet

    6.7%
  3. I have a valid EPIC, but I don't plan to vote

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I don't even have a valid EPIC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I'm an NRI

    6.7%
  1. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Now that the election schedule is out, and you've each made up your minds on your political orientations, are you... (select the poll option).
     
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    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    I think that there would very few people in DFI who wouldn't vote. W/o enough interest in national interest few joins in DFI
     
  4. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    That's what I'm here to find out. A lot of arm-chair political pundits on the Internet, but do they actually have EPICs and their names on the rolls.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Where would I have gotten the idea that voting is mandatory in India? Was that ever the case?
     
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    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    No, voting is not mandatory. However, Election Commission and some PIL activists sometimes make sounds to make so.
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    It's not mandatory, but India has a healthy and growing voter-population. There are 815 million registered voters to a population of 1.24 billion (about two-thirds). Trends show that urban middle classes who are typically cynical of our system seldom see electoral politics as a means to improve it. Will that change in this year's polls, because it's that same urban middle-class that's been screwed over the most by the incumbent government? That's an interesting question.
     
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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    We have not voted last few elections due to different reasons - this time we made sure to enroll in Oct-Nov last and checked voter list already in Dec for our names.

    Mine and my family's votes for NaMo/BJP this time !
     
  9. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    I also will vote to BJP for Modi, but in the VS my name didn't appear on the roll, I have contacted the commission.
     
  10. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    You have a chance on the 9th to go to your nearest polling station and add yourself to the roll.
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    I have applied for enrollment, I'll be checking it. Actually it happened due to change in my residence.
     
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    SHURIDH Senior Member Senior Member

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    I am voter from jangipur consituency.
    But i am thinking to take rest in home rather than standing in long line in polling booth in election day
     
  13. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    yes........
     

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