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How many know about 49-O in Constitution of India ? Perspectives on this provision please.

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Asked by Ashok Maurya, 15 Oct '09 03:30 am
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Rule 49-O is a rule in The Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961[1] of India, which governs elections in the country. It describes the procedure to be followed when a valid voter decides not to cast his vote, and decides to record this fact. The apparent purpose of this section is to prevent the election fraud or the misuse of votes.

49-O. Elector deciding not to vote.-If an elector, after his electoral roll number has been duly entered in the register of voters and has put his signature or thumb impression thereon as required , decided not to record his vote, a remark to this effect shall be made against the said entry in Form 17A by the presiding officer and the signature or thumb impression of the elector shall be obtained against such remark.[2]
Since the ballot paper / Electronic voting machine (EVM) contains only the list of candidates, a voter cannot record his vote under Section 49-O directly. He must inform the presiding officer at the election booth.

This violates the secr ...more
Answered by Jiya Sahgal, 15 Oct '09 04:50 am

 
  
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