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National Voters Day 2022: Ahead of Assembly Polls you need to know why your vote matters?

 National Voters Day: Significance & history of the day! 


Highlights:

  • History of National Voters Day
  • Why is voting important?
  • Benefits of voting
  • Right to vote
  • Ahead of assembly polls important things to know

India observes National Voters Day every year on January 25. This is marked to increase voter turnout deciding the fate of India. On the 12th anniversary of National Voters Day, the theme for the day is centered as ‘a Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed.

History of National Voters Day

The idea of the day came into force in 2011 by the former President of India Pratibha Devi Patil on the 61st foundation day of ECI (Election Commission of India). The trusted body was established on 25 January 1950.

Why is voting important?

National Voters Day
National Voters Day

Voting is a fundamental right of any Indian citizen that enables them to choose the leaders of the future. In many countries, the minimum age of voting is 18 years, similar to India. It is not just a power to vote for a political party. But it is indicating the importance of citizenship.

Many people think; what can a single vote do? But as a matter of fact, it does. A nation’s political foundations are constructed using elections.

Benefits of voting 

Polling is a basic process that keeps a nation’s governmental system on board. It enables the citizens to choose their Sarkar and their representative as Neta. The purpose of every government is to develop and implement several policies for the benefit of its citizens. It also held the government accountable for the questions raised by citizens as well as an opposition party. Voting is a way to express the opinion of a citizen democratically. It is crucial to activate the democratic process.

On the day of elections, voters can cast their vote based on security issues, government authority to borrow funds for the development projects, and different advancement or even related to social issues.

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Right to vote

The right to vote energizes social awareness as it empowers political cooperation. The citizens can follow the progress of the political representative and the legislature. This consistent process enables the general public to settle on the educated choices about whom to vote in favour. Also, the legislation cannot act arbitrate when the entire nation is observing.

Ahead of assembly polls important things to know 

Within a few weeks, five states of India are all set to contest elections. These assembly polls will be crucial in ascertaining the popularity of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of polls 2024.

More than 180 million voters will be eligible to vote in the nearing elections in these 5 states

Uttarakhand

Uttar Pradesh

Manipur

Goa

And Punjab

Currently, except Punjab, BJP is in power in the rest of the 4 states.

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Uttar Pradesh holds the highest number of seats, that is, 403 will vote in 7 phases. The date is as follows,

10 February 2022       1st phase

14 February 2022      2nd phase

20 February 2022      3rd phase

23 February 2022       4th phase

27 February 2022      5th phase

3 March 2022             6th phase

7 March 2022             7th phase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab polls will be held in a single phase.

Punjab

Uttarakhand

Goa

117 seats

70 seats

40 seats

20 February

14 February

14 February

Elections in Manipur is going to held in for 60 seats in 2 phases.

Phase 1

Phase 2

22 February 2022

3 March 2022

 

The result of all the assembly elections will be declared on 10th March 2022. Do not forget to cast your duty this election.

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