Voating ageA voting age is a minimum age established by lawthat a person must attain to be eligible to vote in a public election. Typically the age is set at 18years, however ages as low as 16 and as high as 25 also exist.
IntroductionIndia is a constitutional democracy with a parliamentary system ofgovernment, and at the heart of the system is a commitment to hold regular, freeand fair elections. These elections determine the composition of thegovernment, the membership of the two houses of parliament, the state andunion territory legislative assemblies, and the Presidency and vice-presidency.Indian Elections -Scale of Operation
Indian Elections -Scale ofOperationElections in India are events involving politicalmobilisation and organisational complexity on an amazingscale. In the 1996 election to Lok Sabha there were 1,269candidates from 38 officially recognised national and stateparties seeking election, 1,048 candidates from registeredparties, not recognised and 10,635 independentcandidates. A total number of 59,25,72,288 people voted.The Election Commission employed almost 40,00,000people to run the election. A vast number of civilian policeand security forces were deployed to ensure that theelections were carried out peacefully. The direct cost oforganising the election amounted to approximately Rs.5,180 million.