9th Class Social Science Electoral Politics Question Bank Short Answer Type - Electoral Politics

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    What does booth capturing and rigging mean in the elections?


    (i) Booth capturing: Supporters or hired musclemen of party or a candidate gain physical control of a polling booth and cast false votes by threatening everyone or by preventing genuine voters from reaching the polling booth.
    (ii) Rigging: Fraud and malpractices indulged by a party or candidate increase his votes. It includes stuffing ballot boxes by a few persons using the votes of others; recording multiple votes of others; recording multiple votes by the same person; and bribing polling officers to favour a candidate.

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