Current Question

Representation Of People’s Act :

Postal Ballot System

Recently, the Election Commission of India(ECI) has asked the Union Law Ministry to expand the ambit of postal ballots.Consider the following statements regarding the Postal Ballot System:

  1. Postal voting is a type of voting in elections whereby Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot Papers (ETPB) are distributed to electors and returned by post.
  2. Currently, the following voters are allowed to cast their votes through postal ballot:Service voters (armed forces, the armed police force of a state and government servants posted abroadandVoters under preventive detention.

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Returning Officer (RO)

Which among the following are the functions of a Returning Officer?

  1. Announcement of Results
  2. Preparing EVMs & VVPAT
  3. Alloting Symbols to Candidates

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Recount Of Votes

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Recount of Votes’ in Indian Elections:

  1. Recount is not possible if the election result has been declared and a candidate has been declared as a winner.
  2. Provision of recount emanates from Article 324 of the Indian Constitution.

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None Of The Above (NOTA)

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis None of the Above (NOTA) Option in the Elections of India:

  1. None of the Above (NOTA) is a Right to Reject.
  2. India is the 4th country in the world to have a provision for Negative Voting.

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None Of The Above (NOTA)

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘None of the Above Option (NOTA)’ in the Elections of India:

  1. Opting for NOTA require the involvement of the Presiding Officer.
  2. NOTA option is available to voters in both Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha elections.

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