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Dec 16, 2018
Compulsory voting in India will boost credibility of results; make democracy more inclusive, vibrant and representativeIndia’s 2014 general election was the largest democratic event in the history of mankind, just by the sheer size of the electorate. A total of 814 million people were eligible to vote in the election. However, of these, only 66.4 percent actually voted. Given the numbers, that means 273.5 million eligible voters did not vote.
Jul 02, 2017
Nasim Zaidi says compulsory voting regime not feasible in India due to huge populationStating that the number of voters in India is increasing, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said a compulsory voting regime is not feasible
Jul 28, 2015
Gujarat becomes first Indian state to make voting compulsory in local body pollsGujarat government issued a notification in Ahmedabad on making voting compulsory for people of the state during elections to local self governing bodies.
Jun 18, 2015
Gujarat to introduce compulsory voting in upcoming local bodies pollsGujarat will introduce compulsory voting in the upcoming local bodies polls, which are likely to be held in October, and the process of framing rules for default voters is underway.
Jun 11, 2015
Gujarat govt to take decision on compulsory voting during upcoming local body pollsGujarat government plans to implement compulsory voting during the forthcoming local body polls.
Nov 13, 2014
Gujarat govt's move to make voting compulsory is undemocratic: JD(U)Strongly condemning the Gujarat government's move to make voting compulsory, Janata Dal (United) on Thursday termed it as "undemocratic and infringement".
Nov 12, 2014
Compulsory voting in Gujarat: Why the "liberals" are wrong on this oneDeepening democracy needs an openness to try out new ways to get people to participate. Compulsory voting is one such way, and it needs to be tested and tried before being rejected as an option
Nov 11, 2014
Gujarat gets it wrong: Compulsory voting is patronising and undemocraticA new law wants to make voting compulsory in low-level elections in Gujarat. The logistics would be daunting but more importantly, does it go against the fundamental principle of a liberal democracy?