9th Class Social Science Electoral Politics Question Bank 9th CBSE Social Science Electoral Politics

  • question_answer   Surekha is an officer incharge of ensuring free and fair elections in an Assembly constituency in a state. Describe what should she focus on for each of the following stages of election. Election Campaign (b) Polling Day                           (c) Counting Day

    Answer:

                      (a) Election Campaign During the election, Surekha should ensure that candidates or their supporters do not §  use muscle power and threaten the voters. §  use money power to influence the voters. §  use government machinery and resources. §  spend more money than the limit fixed by the Election Commission. §  distribute money or other things (saris, sewing machines, umbrellas) among voters during election campaign. §  ask for votes in the name of caste or religion. (b) Polling Day On polling day Surekha has to ensure that §  booth capturing does not take place. §  fake or bogus votes are not cast. §  poor and weaker sections of society are able to cast their vote freely and without fear. §  no unauthorised person should be allowed to enter polling booth. (c) Counting Day On the counting day, Surekha will have to ensure that §  the voting machines are intact. §  the counting should begin in the presence of the candidates and their agents. §  counting should be done carefully and accurately. §  no unauthorised person should be allowed into the counting centre. §  after the counting, results are declared by the authorised official.


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