To the millenials of this generation the word ‘election’ maybe unknown to you right now and trust me that’s not a good thing. As boring this stuff is to you right now trust me it’s very important to be aware of the stuff happening around you and the current political scenario of our country has a big role to play in it.
Before we get to the boring stuff let’s get an idea what elections really are, shall we?
What is Elections?
A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are chosen. These are usually held for a nation’s primary legislative body, as distinguished from by elections and local elections.
In presidential systems , a general election is a regularly scheduled election where both the president, and either “a class” of or all members of the national legislature are elected at the same time but can also involve special elections held to fill prematurely vacated positions. A general election day may also include elections for local officials.
2019 elections and more
Coming back to the 2019 elections, it is scheduled to be held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha. The counting of votes will be conducted on 23 May, and on the same day the results will be declared. Legislative Assembly elections in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim will be held simultaneously with the general election.
A number of issues are expected to be of importance in this election. These include the country’s recent conflict with GST, Unemployment, and national security. According to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, the 2019 Indian election has attracted a systematic attempt to spread misinformation through the social media.
Due to this elections university students are facing a great deal of problem due to the un security of their exam dates creating a pressure to complete their semesters early rather than a six month period.
In Spite of the problems faced and will be faced in future it is strongly urged to the every citizen of India who is 18 and above 18 years of age to go out there and vote because democracy bro. The power lies within us.
The vote counting and the official results announcement will start on May 23 2019.