You will be FINED IF you DON'T VOTE

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    This is an interesting idea, though not novel as it was suggested earlier by the Gujarat Govt, and rejected.

    Should it be a mandatory duty to vote?

    To many it is a waste of time since it is well known that nothing is done to implement the political manifestos . Even if done, they are merely cosmetic. Most of the time, the Govt or the Panchayat or Corporation operate on knee jerk reaction when a crisis develops.

    Would anyone research the candidate as is being suggested?

    What do you feel about mandatory voting?
     
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  3. Vyom

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    If it is to be made mandatory, I must have the right to reject all the candidates.
     
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    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

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    All talk, But wont be implemented!!

    And how will they collect 25rs from those criminals!! :p
     
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    Iam ready to pay fine:sad::sad::tsk::tsk:
     
  6. H.A.

    H.A. Senior Member Senior Member

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    Can i fine the government for not providing me the Voters ID card on time?
     
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    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    If this is made mandatory, then the voter should have right to reject every candidate. If this is not being done then,

    I would suggest to have iterative system for election, until a candidate gets 50% of the votes till then voting will continue (with each iteration having 75% of the registered voters voting mandatory, or else the iteration will be repeated), rejecting the candidate getting least votes. It looks very long drawn process, but can be finished in weeks
     
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    25 rs ? Are you kidding me ? That does not even bother my kaamwaali bai, let alone that huge lazy middle class.

    Make it 1000 rs and let the magic work.
     
  9. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    My state do not issue it at all.
     
  10. Twinblade

    Twinblade Senior Member Senior Member

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    As vyom said, if I will be forced to vote (although I even vote for municipal elections), I want the right to reject all candidates. Want to make it my duty ? you better give me a few more rights.
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    n how are they planning to collect the fine????
    :inr: 25 is extremely small amount for many people
     
  12. Bangalorean

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    In principle, good initiative. Three things need to be changed:

    1. Fine amount needs to be increased.
    2. There should be an allowable option to reject all candidates.
    3. The fine should not be applicable if a person can produce the acknowledgement/receipt provided while applying for issue of voter ID card and establish that while he applied for the voter ID, the EC did not provide him a card on time.
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Actually if people want to increase the voting percentage..they should allow the votes of children who are working/studying outside to be officially cast by their parents/guardians.
     
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    I don't support such an idea, its a right as per the constitution not a duty of citizens, a defaulter might end up as a criminal convict if rules are not set otherwise, ultimately loosing the qualification for the right to vote, actually it becomes too complicated to make a valid conclusion but we may end up electing the real government of the fools unless people are politically educated.

    A better idea is a voting process should be considered only if their is more then 80% voting (just an example) in a constituency other wise it should be rejected for a re election or something else.

    Mind it politically illiterate is no different then a mentally not sound person as he don't know whom to vote and why.
     
  15. Bangalorean

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    No one is saying that a defaulter will become a "criminal who eventually loses the right to vote"?

    Just as people who are fined in traffic violations don't become criminals, the same will apply here too.
     
  16. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    just imagine a scenario a mans son is fighting for life and death, he won't be standing in a voting line. And suppose the fine is Rs. 1000 and becames a defaulter with police warrant in home not for paying the fine amount. But he is in some other place for the treatment of his son. When he come back for collecting money the police put him behind the bars for being defaulter.

    Many such example may arise, we must not make democracy as authoritarian, democracy should be a liberal one, support political empowerness among citizen so that he becomes a responsible citizen and can decide wisely while choosing his candidate not that he should be compelled to vote.
     
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    There are complication I will discuss later on now got to run.
     
  18. Bhadra

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    Idea is nice. After elections collect the money and have booze party for a few
     
  19. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    what makes you think there's isn't such a clause ?
     
  20. niharjhatn

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    They should implement fines based on economics, and those of middle class + decent education should be jailed if they don't vote. Democracy is a sham w/out voting.
     
  21. Bangalorean

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    Is there, really? I have received contradictory email forwards about this one. There was a rush of mails initially speaking about this clause, then there were chain mails saying that it is false, and there is no such provision in reality? :noidea:
     

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