Elections in India
Indai is a country ,divided into states and union territories,with a parliamentary system governed under the constitution of india, which defines the power distridution among the federal government and the states.
The persident of india is the ceremonial head of the county and supreme commander-in-chief for all defence forces in india .
However,it is the prime minister of india ,who is the leader of the party or political alliance having a majority in the national elections to the lok sabha,that exercises most esecutive power for matter
India is regionally divided into states (and union territories ) and each has a chief minister who is the leader of the party or politival alliance that has won a majority in the regional elections otherwise known as state assembly elections that exercises excutive power in that state .the respective state’s chief minister has execuive power within the state and work jointly with the prime minister of india or thier ministers on matter that require both state and center attention some union territories also elect an assembly and have a territorial government and other (mainly smaller ) union territorial are governed by a person appointed of india .
The president of india monitiors the rule of law through their appointed governors in each state and on their recommendation can take over the executive powers form the chief minister of the state, temporarily when the elected representatives of the state government has failed to create a peaceful environment and has detwriorated into chaos. The president of dissolves the existing state government if necessary,and a new election is conducted .
Votin is an important way to make your voice heard and participate in the democratic process.but if you’re a student or first time voter , it’s easy to feel intimidated by the voting process.
How to vote in five easy steps
Step 1: register to vote
Voter registration is not federally mannaged,meaning states and territories have unique requirements. Most states allow residents to register online, in preson ,or via a paper form, provided they qualify to vote and meet the registration deadline .if a vote knows they won’t be in the state at the time of an election ,they can fill out the federal postcard application for absantee voting .
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Step 2: research candidates and political parties
An informed vote makes an informed choice .before filling out your ballot, make sure to research candidates for office, political parties and ballot initiatives.
To learn more about candidates ,voter can check out votesmart,which lists voting records and provides a searchable datebase on multiple topics.the major political parties post thier official party platfroms on their websites ,which helps voter understance the priorities .
Step 3: check states rules and regulations
Before election day, check your state’s rules and regulation .first ,find out when you can vote .most states offer early voting before the electoin ,and most polling location stay open for at least 12 hours on election day.
It’s a good idea to check your voter registration before your state’s deadline to apply to confime that the state received and processed your applocation to vote .
Step 4 : find your polling place
State election offices assign polling locations based on a voter’s address. If you aren’t sure where to go to vote , you can either contact your election office or use the polling place lookup tool here .
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