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Electronic Voting Machine [EVM] and VVPAT [Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail]

By |Categories: Elections, Making Bengaluru Better, Participatory Democracy Program, Politics|

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is a constitutional authority responsible for the conduction of free and fair elections in our country. Article 324 of the Constitution vests in the Election Commission the superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for, and the conduct of, all elections to Parliament and to the Legislature of every State [...]

Simultaneous Elections in India

By |Categories: Elections, Participatory Democracy Program, Politics|

Twenty Nine States and Seven Union territories of India have an elected government, going to polls approximately once in five years. About five to seven  State Assemblies/UTs on an average, come up for elections, every year, often spread through the months. Given the resources needed to conduct such frequent elections and the load on the governance thereof, many stakeholders have [...]

Reforming Political Donations in India

By |Categories: Elections, Participatory Democracy Program, Politics|

Elections, in general, come with a cost, to state exchequer political parties and candidates. Election Commission of India spends a lot of money to conduct free and fair elections to safeguard our democracy. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections alone, INR 3,426 Cr was spent by the government, a substantial increase from the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, INR 1,483 Cr [...]

Prioritise Fire Safety demand by Beyond Carlton to the Political Parties of Karnataka

By |Categories: B.SAFE, Elections, Making Bengaluru Better, Policy|

As the Karnataka state goes to elections in next few months, we must ensure our wants and needs for Bengaluru city should communicate to the political parties seeking our votes. We often miss out on talking beyond essential public goods in our needs; fire safety is never seen as a major concern. The need to bring this to the notice [...]

ಯುವಜನರ ಮತದಾನವು ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದ ಭವಿಷ್ಯ

By |Categories: B.CLIP, B.PAC, Elections, Making Bengaluru Better, Participatory Democracy Program|

ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಮತದಾನ ಹಾಗೂ ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಒಂದೇ ನಾಣ್ಯದ ಎರಡು ಮುಖಗಳಿದ್ದಂತೆ. ಮತದಾನವು ರಾಜಕೀಯ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ನಿಯಂತ್ರಿಸುವುದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂವಿಧಾನ ನೀಡಿರುವ ಒಂದು ಬಲವಾದ ಅಸ್ತ್ರ. ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿ ಏನೇ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ತರಬೇಕೆಂದರು ಮುಕ್ತ ಮತದಾನದಿಂದ ಮಾತ್ರ ಸಾಧ್ಯ, ಸಂವಿಧಾನವು ಹೇಳುವ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಪ್ರಜೆಗಳಿಂದ ಆಯ್ಕೆಯಾದ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಜನರ ಆಶೋತ್ತರಗಳಂತೆಯೇ ನಡೆಯಬೇಕು. ಪ್ರಜೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಸರಕಾರವನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸುವ ಮತ್ತು ಅಧಿಕಾರದಿಂದ ಕೆಳಗಿಸುವ ಹಕ್ಕನ್ನು ಮತದಾನವು ನೀಡಿದೆ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಜನಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯು ಸುಮಾರು ಆರು ಕೋಟಿ ಇದೆ, ಇವರಲ್ಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಚುನಾವಣಾ ಆಯೋಗ 2018ರ ಪರಿಕ್ಷøತ ಮತದಾರರ ಕರಡು ಪ್ರತಿಯ ಪ್ರಕಾರ [...]

Need for a healthier Political and Public Discourse  

By |Categories: B.PAC, Participatory Democracy Program, Politics|

“A government of, by, and for the people requires that people talk to people, that we can agree to disagree but do so in civility. If we let the politicians and those who report dictate our discourse, then our course will be dictated.” - Donna Brazile The quality of the political and public discourse is deteriorating in our society. Of [...]