Compulsory voting

Compulsory voting not possible, reforms will continue: Sadananda Gowda

Gowda said though he appreciated the intention of the members, it would not be possible for the government to introduce compulsory voting and penalise those who failed to exercise their franchise.

Feb 26, 2016, 21:56 PM IST
HC stays compulsory voting rule in Gujarat civic polls

HC stays compulsory voting rule in Gujarat civic polls

The Gujarat High Court on Friday stayed the implementation of a law that makes voting compulsory in the civic body elections in the state.

Aug 21, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

Private member's bill on compulsory voting in Lok Sabha

A private member's bill proposing compulsory voting on Friday found mixed response in Lok Sabha with a number of members supporting the measure while some others terming the idea as "impractical".

Apr 24, 2015, 20:53 PM IST

Gujarat govt keen to make voting mandatory before polls in October

People of Gujarat might have to compulsorily exercise their franchise or face penal action in local body polls to be held in October, as the state government is likely to notify rules for the controversial provision before those elections.

Apr 12, 2015, 01:36 AM IST

Compulsion, democracy don't go hand in hand: SY Quraishi on compulsory voting

Former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Saturday said educating people about the importance of exercising their franchise would prove much more effective than formulating laws which force them to vote.

Nov 15, 2014, 21:36 PM IST

JD(U) condemns Gujarat govt's move to make voting compulsory

Strongly condemning the Gujarat government's move to make voting compulsory, Janata Dal (United) on Thursday termed it as "undemocratic and infringement" in the liberty of the citizen.

Nov 13, 2014, 18:14 PM IST

LK Advani says those not voting should be barred from polls

LK Advani on Sunday batted for introduction of compulsory voting in the country and said those failing to exercise their right to franchise should be barred from voting in future.

Apr 20, 2014, 20:13 PM IST

Narendra Modi pitches for right to reject candidate

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advocated electoral reforms including introduction of right to reject and compulsory voting, saying these measures would bring good people to politics.

Jun 29, 2013, 22:59 PM IST

BJP veteran Advani bats for compulsory voting

BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday batted for compulsory voting, saying it was not an impossible task to achieve.

Jan 26, 2012, 14:57 PM IST

Commonwealth countries discuss compulsory voting

The Commonwealth Network of National Election Management Bodies discussed ways to increase voters` participation.

Jun 16, 2011, 23:20 PM IST

Compulsory voting bill passed again by Gujarat Assembly

A bill seeking mandatory
voting in local body polls was passed again on Monday by the
Gujarat govt in its original form despite Governor Kamla
Beniwal questioning its constitutional validity.

Mar 01, 2011, 00:11 AM IST

Compulsory voting impossible: Election Commission

Election Commission on Wednesday made it
clear that it`s impossible to have compulsory voting in the
country, given the large scale workforce in the unorganised
sector.

May 12, 2010, 20:56 PM IST

Advani favours compulsory voting

Observing that voting
percentage among the educated section was far lower than that
in the lower rungs of society, senior BJP leader L K Advani
has favoured compulsory voting as a remedial measure.

Mar 10, 2010, 15:52 PM IST

Compulsory voting in national polls `not feasible`: Chawla

Chief Election Commissioner Navin
Chawla on Wednesday said it was "not feasible" to have compulsory
voting in an election held on a national scale but left it to
Parliament to decide.

Jan 27, 2010, 18:36 PM IST

Consensus should be built on compulsory voting: BJP

BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Monday
batted for making voting in elections compulsory but only
after a consensus was arrived at among political parties.

Jan 26, 2010, 00:28 AM IST

Compulsory voting is `autocracy,` says Digvijay Singh

Compulsory voting is nothing but
autocracy, said Congress general secretary and former Chief
Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh here.

Jan 03, 2010, 21:28 PM IST