Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Voting

India’s voting pattern shows minorities are voting for lesser evil, not the best candidate

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Smiling voters, long queues: West UP votes in 1st phase of assembly polls

First phase of polling for 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections was held today. ThePrint's Praveen Jain brings you photos from polling stations in Baghpat, Kairana, and Baraut.

55% Indians favour postponing polls over Covid fears, up from 31% a fortnight ago, survey shows

Conducted by LocalCircles, the survey says that of those who seek a delay, 30% support a 1-2 month-long postponement while 25% prefer a postponement of up to 4 months.

How do visually challenged Indians confirm they voted on right button? EVMs need upgrade

In EVMs, there is no way of knowing if the assisting person has cast a vote for the candidate picked by the visually challenged person.

Polling through mobile phones? Telangana to conduct dry run of first e-voting system in India

Developed by the Telangana State Election Commission, the e-voting system requires one to download an app to cast their vote. However, experts say it's a security risk.

New study finds how Kerala-Bengal decided who to vote for between Centre and state in 2019

Jindal and Carleton university scholars studied Junglemahal and Thiruvananthapuram voters to find they accurately attributed responsibility between Centre and state govts.

Most SC/STs would vote for Opposition unity in elections, survey shows

Voters in Maharashtra and Karnataka approved of the Opposition unity while Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan voters disapproved.

SubscriberWrites: Expression of dissent cannot occur on the streets of Delhi but in the voting booth

For Anmol Singhal, protests in Parliament or against government policy like the farm laws, cause civil inconvenience and undermine democracy.

Why NRIs won’t be able to vote in Bengal, Assam, TN, Kerala, Puducherry elections

Several issues need to be ironed out before the proposal can be implemented, including identification of voters and venues for voting.

Election Commission to soon begin mock trials for remote voting, says CEC Sunil Arora

The process doesn't mean voting from home instead voters will need to reach a designated venue during a pre-decided period of time to be able to use this facility.

On Camera


World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.